Pumpkin Layer Cake

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Yummy pumpkin spice layer cake.

Prep Time:
45 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs
1 6-inch layer cake



  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 1 cup vegetable oil

  • 4 large eggs

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves

  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree


  • 4 cups powdered sugar

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • ¾ cup butter

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • 1 cup toasted slivered almonds


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease two 6-inch round springform pans.

  2. Combine sugar, oil, and eggs in a large mixing bowl and mix well.

  3. Sift flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, cloves, and ginger into a separate bowl; stir into sugar mixture. Stir in pumpkin until well blended. Pour batter evenly into the prepared pans.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of each cake layer comes out clean, 45 to 55 minutes. Turn out onto wire racks to cool completely, about 30 minutes.

  5. Cut rounded tops off of cooled cakes with a large, serrated bread knife so they are flat and even.

  6. Combine powdered sugar, cream cheese, butter, and vanilla extract in a large mixing bowl. Whip until there are absolutely no lumps; this may take up to 5 minutes. Set aside.

  7. Place 1 tier of cake onto a serving plate. Frost the top liberally; place second tier on top. Generously frost the entire cake. Stick almonds gently by the handful onto the sides of the cake.

Cook's Note:

To toast your own slivered almonds, bake on a baking sheet in a 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven until slightly golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

947 Calories
52g Fat
116g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 947
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 52g 66%
Saturated Fat 18g 92%
Cholesterol 136mg 45%
Sodium 714mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 116g 42%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 91g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 106mg 8%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 247mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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