Yield
16 servings (serving size: 1 slice)

If you like pumpkin pie, you'll love this cake's subtle spice flavors and velvety cream cheese frosting. The slightly sweet and mild pecans add a pleasant crunch to the smooth frosting.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

To prepare cake, coat 2 (8-inch) round cake pans with cooking spray. Dust pans evenly with 2 tablespoons flour.

Step 3

Combine 1 cup granulated sugar, brown sugar, and oil in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed 2 minutes or until well blended. Add egg substitute and eggs; beat until well blended. Add pumpkin, beating until blended.

Step 4

Lightly spoon 2 cups flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking powder, and next 3 ingredients (through salt) in a medium bowl. Gradually add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture, beating just until blended. Spoon batter into prepared pans. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes on a wire rack. Remove cake from pans; cool completely on wire rack.

Step 5

To prepare frosting, beat butter and cream cheese at medium speed until creamy. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating until blended (do not overbeat). Add juice, stirring until blended.

Step 6

Place 1 cake layer on a serving plate. Spread 1 cup frosting over layer, and top with remaining cake layer. Spread remaining frosting over top of cake. Sprinkle with pecans, and garnish with orange slices, if desired.

Chef's Notes

Pumpkin-pie spice is a combination of warm spices: cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, cloves, and mace. Use it to enliven applesauce, vanilla ice cream, or tea.

Ratings & Reviews

indiegirl's Review

Saecca
December 22, 2013
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ltluster81
December 02, 2013
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Megandig's Review

pkb1968
November 17, 2013
I made just one layer as a test for Thanksgiving and it turned out great, I did not alter the recipe. It was very moist and has just the right amount of pumpkin flavor.

Steff8309's Review

NikkiSweets
October 20, 2013
Delicious and easy. I made it into a trifle. I layered cubes of the cake, then drizzled some caramel syrup, frosting, and pecans. Then I repeated this layer. It got rave reviews and there wasn't any left. Will definitely make again!

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jchiricotti
July 22, 2013
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user
November 21, 2012
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Shannera
November 20, 2012
I highly recommend this cake to anyone who likes carrot cake. It's a lot like carrot cake, but better, in my opinion. It's also quick and easy to make. I didn't alter the recipe at all and it turned out perfectly.

emimac's Review

rmiller2
November 17, 2012
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cookinglightfan
November 16, 2012
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amyjohanna
October 15, 2012
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