Sweet and Spicy Pumpkin Cakes 12 Different Ways
And by pumpkin cakes we mean all kinds of mouthwatering cakes, cupcakes, cheesecakes, cake rolls, and cake bars. Here are a dozen of our favorite pumpkin cakes done all different ways to help you have a most delightful autumn.
Pumpkin Cake III
Even though this incredibly popular 5-star recipe was submitted as a pumpkin sheet cake, home cooks went rogue and baked it as Bundt cakes and cupcakes, as well as a sheet cake. You'll want to adjust the baking time as needed, of course.
Pumpkin Roll Cake
Holiday Pumpkin Cake with Rum-Cream Cheese Glaze
The Bundta cake itself is, in Baricat's words, "Wonderful, fabulous, superb, and every other splendiferous adjective you can come up with!" But lots of reviewers heaped extra praise on the glaze, too.
Pumpkin Spiced Dump Cake
This might be the easiest pumpkin cake you'll ever make — all you do is dump everything into a baking pan. "Everything" includes pumpkin purée, cake mix, evaporated milk, sugar, eggs, and spices. Chopped pecans and butter get sprinkled on top before baking. Sarah says, "This recipe is so easy, yet it's so delicious!"
Pumpkin Caramel Bourbon Poke Cake
Recipe creator Stasty Cook describes this confection as "A rich, creamy pumpkin poke cake with caramel and bourbon. One slice is never enough!" Home cook hello angie agrees, saying, "This cake was just perfect. I doubled the recipe and bake it in a 9x13 inch baking dish and it was the best dessert at Thanksgiving!"
Paul's Pumpkin Bars
What happens when you bake a cake in a wide, flat jellyroll pan? It turns into cake bars, of course. This top-rated recipe even includes the cream cheese frosting to top the bars with.
Two Ingredient Pumpkin Cake
Talk about quick and easy! Recipe creator Chickentarian says, "It can't get any easier than this! Just two ingredients and you have a moist delicious cake. Great when frosted with your favorite cream cheese frosting. Plan ahead; tastes best after chilling." Hundreds of reviewers validate it with it a solid 5-star rating.
Pumpkin Ginger Cupcakes
Marie Robertson Klein raves, "This is one of the most perfect cupcakes I have ever had. They are moist, flavorful, and perfectly spiced." Try one of these delectable cream cheese frostings on top, or simply dust with powdered sugar.
Chef John's Pumpkin Cheesecake
Pumpkin Spice Cake II
This highly rated pumpkin spice cake starts with yellow cake mix and ends up with rave reviews. Reviewer Renee Ridgeways says, "I'm going to divulge the secret to making this to perfection. Ready? Follow this recipe exactly and do not change a thing! It is fantastic and super easy, too."
Pumpkin Magic Cake with Maple Cinnamon Whipped Cream
Talk about magic! Reviewer Alexia Childress says, "Do yourself a favor and make this. You will be a hero. I'm resting my feet right now while my family washes the dishes. That's right, ladies and gentlemen. They said it was so good I could rest while they cleaned. I'm a lucky woman!"
Pumpkin Chocolate Dessert Cake
"This recipe was relatively easy and caused rave reviews when served at my pumpkin carving party," says JON_YERGER. "It is rich and chocolatey with just the right amount of pumpkin pie flavor for the holiday."