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frosted pumpkin layer cake on white plate with pumpkins in the background.

Pumpkin Cake with Cinnamon Frosting

This pumpkin turns out so moist with loads of pumpkin spice. It's the perfect fall dessert, especially when topped with this easy cinnamon buttercream!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cake, easy pumpkin recipes, easy Thanksgiving recipes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Cooling Time 1 hour
Servings 12
Calories 688kcal


For the cake

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 2/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 15 ounces pumpkin
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt

For the frosting:

  • 1 cup butter room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream


For the cake

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 2 9-inch cake pans.
  • Add the eggs, sugar, oil, and vanilla to a large mixing bowl and beat together on medium speed until smooth and creamy. Stir in the pumpkin.
  • Add the flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, baking soda, and salt to the bowl and beat together until well combined.
  • Pour batter into prepared cake pans and bake for 25 minutes or until a tester comes out clean.
  • Cool cake completely before frosting.

For the frosting:

  • Add the butter, cinnamon, and vanilla to a large mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer until smooth.
  • Add the powdered sugar and cream and beat on low speed until incorporated. Increase speed to medium and continue mixing until the mixture is light and fluffy. Add additional cream to reach the desired consistency, if needed.
  • Spread 1 cup of frosting between the cake layers and frost the tops and sides of the cake. Sprinkle with cinnamon, if desired.



Serving: 1slice | Calories: 688kcal | Carbohydrates: 87g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 352mg | Potassium: 245mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 68g | Vitamin A: 3652IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 2mg