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It’s just a simple sheet cake, but I love this spicy seasonal recipe.  I stock canned pumpkin in my food storage because it’s a healthy addition to baked goods (and I love its flavor). With the exception of the butter and cream cheese in the frosting, you probably have all of the ingredients on hand to whip up this cake, so why wait?  Here’s the simple recipe:


1 can (16 oz.) pumpkin

2 c. sugar

1 c. oil (I used half applesauce to reduce fat)

4 eggs

2 c. all-purpose flour (I’m sure you could substitute at least half wheat flour.)

2 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. ground cinnamon (I substituted pumpkin pie spice for more flavor.)

1/2 tsp. salt


3 oz. cream cheese, softened

5 Tbsp. butter or margarine, softened

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1 3/4 c. powdered sugar

3-4 tsp. milk

chopped nuts (optional)

In a mixing bowl, beat pumpkin, sugar and oil.  Add eggs and mix well. Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.  Add to pumpkin mixture and beat until well blended. Pour into a greased jelly roll pan (15 x 10 x 1).  Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until cake springs back.  For frosting, beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla in mixing bowl until smooth. Gradually add sugar and mix well. Add milk until frosting reaches desired spreading consistency. Frost cake and sprinkle with nuts if desired.

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6 Comments to “Flavors of Fall: Pumpkin Sheet Cake”

  1. Tauna says:

    I LOVE pumpkin cake! I think I’ll make this for Sunday dinner. The pumpkin pie spice is so yummy. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. Brittney says:

    mmm! Sounds good! I never would’ve thought of pumpkin being used for a sheet cake recipe, but that sounds awesome. Is that what you made for the funeral?

  3. Tim says:

    Absolutely DELICIOUS! I followed your recipe and made it but with mine I added warm custard and it was fabulous, you just can’t buy that kind of quality.

  4. This looks absolutely remarkable! I have a friend who has a similar pumpkin bar recipe which is delicious: http://bit.ly/90DChN

  5. Ant Bee says:

    Can someone please tell me what beat until well blended means??? How long do you beat the batter?

    Thanks to anyone who will reply 🙂

  6. Kim says:

    Well blended just means to blend until there are no lumps. The time will depend on what you are using to mix the batter. 🙂

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