The direction list may look a bit long, but don’t worry; all the steps are basically quick one-liners. You will need three 9-inch round baking pans for this recipe, so there will be a little assembly required, but everything else (including the delicious cinnamon cream cheese frosting) is rather simple, and it only takes about half an hour to bake.
This has become my go-to recipe for a dessert that everybody loves – in fact, whenever we’re about to have a family gathering, people call me and beg me to bring “that incredibly delicious cake” again!
3 cups all-purpose flour
1½ teaspoons baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
1⅓ cups white sugar
¾ cup of butter, softened (I used Land O’Lakes)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 tablespoon pumpkin spice
1½ cup buttermilk
15 oz. 100% pure pumpkin (canned)
Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting:
2 (8 oz) packs cream cheese, softened (I used Philadelphia)
½ cup butter softened, softened
1 teaspoon heavy cream
4 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
cinnamon (as much as you like. Can also use pumpkin spice)
Preheat oven to 275 F. Grease and flour 3 round ( 9-inch) cake pans. Set aside.
Whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside. In a separate bowl, cream together butter and sugars. Beat in each egg one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Fold in vanilla and pumpkin spice.
Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, alternating with the buttermilk. Carefully fold in pure pumpkin. Pour batter evenly into the cake pans.
Bake for 30-35 minutes (make sure to check on it after 25min, baking times may vary) or until toothpick inserted in center comes out with moist crumbs attached. Be careful not to overbake. Let cake sit in pans for 5-10 minutes before removing and placing on a cooling rack to cool completely.
Frosting: Cream together butter, cream cheese and heavy cream. Mix in powdered sugar a little at a time until creamy, then fold in vanilla and cinnamon.
Frost cooled cakes.
Quick tip: If you’re short on time, use store-bought frosting!
Thanks to Divas Can Cook for this delicious pumpkin spice cake recipe.