Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Pumpkin Spice Cake

Every year during pumpkin season I always ask myself why I only make pumpkin recipes in the Fall. Pumpkin is so versatile, it can be used in savory or sweet recipes.

This cake is actually the first recipe I baked in our new house. When I saw this recipe over at One Crazy Cookie, two things caught my eye......the chocolate chips and the fact that one of the little boys at Tiffanee's preschool thought these were FANTASTIC! Besides the delicious pumpkin and spice flavors, this cake has a cream cheese icing! If you're looking for a deliciously moist pumpkin cake for the holidays, give this one a try!!!

Pumpkin Spice Cake
Recipe courtesy of One Crazy Cookie

1 16 oz. can pumpkin
4 eggs
3/4 cup oil
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
1 Tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Beat together pumpkin, eggs, oil and vanilla until smooth. Add the rest of the ingredients and beat again. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour into a greased 9 x 13 pan. Bake 30-35 minutes. Frost when still slightly warm.

8 oz. cream cheese
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup butter, softened
4 cups powdered sugar
pinch of salt
Beat cream cheese. butter, vanilla and salt together. Slowly add powdered sugar slowly until fluffy and frosting consistency. Spread over warm cake.

Store covered in the refrigerator.

I am linking this to Tasty Tuesday!!


  1. Your cake looks delicious! The picture with the fork makes me want to grab a big bite!

  2. Good thing my dad just picked up some more canned pumpkin! Passing this recipe his way for something delicious to bake!

  3. yummy yummy..Delicious..

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  4. Sounds great! I've actually found some decently priced pumpkin, so I'm excited:@)

  5. This sounds good! Love how it actually uses the whole can of pumpkin - they look moist and delicious.

  6. You must be in heaven; baking in your new house; I can remember that feeling(it was 10 years ago).
    You strated with a good one; enjoy.

  7. It's true, why do we only use pumpkin in the fall - probably that's when we think of the pumpkin harvest, I guess. That cake sounds so good delicious!

  8. This looks just delicious. I love the cream cheese icing on top - what a treat!

  9. Yumm, I love pumpkin anything, and this looks so good.


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