Gingersnap Pumpkin Cake Recipe
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Gingersnap Pumpkin Cake Recipe

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On the first day we had cool weather since all the summer heat, we were getting together with friends. I made this pumpkin cake because I could feel fall in the air. —Koni Brewer, Fort Worth, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • ICING:
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 5 gingersnap cookies, crushed

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 0 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 0g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 0g protein


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and flour a 10-in. fluted tube pan.
  2. In a large bowl, beat pumpkin, sugar, eggs and oil until well blended. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, pie spice and salt; gradually beat into pumpkin mixture.
  3. Transfer batter to prepared pan. Bake 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla until blended. Gradually beat in confectioners’ sugar until smooth. Frost cake; sprinkle with crushed cookies.
    Freeze option: Wrap cooled cake in plastic wrap, then cover securely in foil; freeze. To use, thaw cake before unwrapping. Frost and decorate as directed.
    Yield: 12 servings.
Editor’s Note: To remove cake easily, use solid shortening to grease plain and fluted tube pans.
Originally published as Gingersnap Pumpkin Cake in Simple & Delicious October/November 2014

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Reviewed Nov. 14, 2015

"This cake is delicious! I have made it a few times and everyone always loves it. It's a great crowd pleaser!"

Reviewed Oct. 4, 2015

"I was skeptical about this cake, but made it for my step-mother who loves anything pumpkin. IT WAS AMAZING! Everyone that tried it loved it!!!!!!!!"

Reviewed Oct. 1, 2015

"This recipe exceeded my expectations. The cake was incredibly moist and not crumbly like many bundt cakes are. The only change I will make next time is to add cinnamon along with the pumpkin pie spice - and that is just a personal preference. It is delicious as is."

Reviewed Sep. 26, 2015

"I have made this cake twice and have gotten so many compliments. It could not be easier to make - even for someone who is not comfortable with baking. It's perfect for fall and is appropriate for thanksgiving dinner or just because! The ginger snaps really make it special so don't skimp! Great job, TOH!! This will be an annual staple in our home."

Reviewed Aug. 16, 2015

"This cake is as winner!"

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