Oxmoor House
24 servings (serving size: 1 piece)

Pumpkin is full of beta-carotene, a form of vitamin A that keeps eyes healthy and acts as an antioxidant. One serving of this moist cake actually provides more than half of your daily vitamin A needs thanks to the canned pumpkin.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

To prepare cake, weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 3 ingredients in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk.

Step 3

Combine brown sugar, 1/4 cup butter, and 1 teaspoon vanilla in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, to sugar mixture; beat well after each addition. Add pumpkin; beat well. Fold in flour mixture. Spread batter into a 13 x 9–inch metal baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.

Step 4

To prepare frosting, combine 2 tablespoons butter, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, and cream cheese in a medium bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until blended. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating well. Spread frosting evenly over top of cake.

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Ratings & Reviews

has a different texture

November 07, 2015
It tastes ok, but has a different type of texture, probably due to the heavy moisture in the pumpkin.  Probably won't make again but was a fun thing to try. 

so so

October 20, 2015
Very mediocre - dense and not very sweet. Definitely needs the frosting. 

kbrandan's Review

March 27, 2014
Didn't come out good

Rubin4's Review

January 30, 2013
I make this as school snacks for the kids without the frosting and they never miss it. It's a great treat that is easy to make any time of the year. It's one of my mist requested for recipes.

DaphneHS's Review

December 09, 2012
I don't do a lot of baking, but this recipe was easy and quick to make. Cake was very moist.

chantellyj's Review

November 03, 2012
Very tasty pumpkin recipe, and super easy. Will make again for sure.

GramaCindie's Review

October 30, 2012

Livinginaz's Review

December 02, 2011
I made this for a hoiday party at my house and it was a hit!! Very easy to make, too. Nice and moist. I might try adding a few things to change it up a bit. Like golden raisins, walnuts & dried cranberries! (Not all at once, though.) I will make this again...very soon!!

Jessica33's Review

October 25, 2011
This cake was super easy to make. I made it with my three year old son and it turned out delicious! It didn't last to long in my house every time I turned around I saw someone sneaking a piece. I am already planning on making it again for a family get together this weekend.