Pumpkin Spice Cake

Pumpkin Spice Cake

Pumpkin spice cake recipe.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 20 servings
Calories 280kcal
Author I Heart Eating



  • 15 ounce package spice cake mix
  • 1 ¼ cups pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 16 ounces cream cheese regular or 1/3 less fat, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup butter at room temperature
  • 3-3 1/2 cups powdered sugar sifted, plus additional if needed
  • 1-3 tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 350⁰F.  Grease a 9 x 13-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Combine all cake ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  • Blend with an electric mixer on low speed for 1 minute.
  • Scrape down the sides of the bowl, increase the speed to medium and beat for 2 minutes more, scraping down the sides as needed.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan, smoothing the top with a spatula.
  • Bake the cake until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean, about 25-35 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and place the pan on a wire rack to cool for 20 minutes.
  • When completely cool, frost with cream cheese frosting.
  • To make cream cheese frosting, beat together cream cheese and butter until well-combined.
  • Add in the powdered sugar one cup at a time, and beat on low for 30 seconds after each addition.
  • Increase speed to medium and beat for 1-2 minutes or until combined well, scraping down the sides as needed.
  • Add enough milk to make a spreadable consistency, and then stir in vanilla.
  • Spread frosting onto cooled cake.
  • Refrigerate leftover cake.


*Nutrition values are estimates. 


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 280kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 277mg | Potassium: 169mg | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 2615IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 1.4mg