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Pumpkin Cake Recipes

Pumpkin cake is the perfect dessert for fall and winter. With variations like pumpkin cupcakes and pumpkin spice cake, find the best pumpkin cake recipe for every occasion.

Pumpkin Chip Cupcakes

Pumpkin Chip Cupcakes

Pumpkin Chip Cupcakes

I love these cupcakes that are loaded with chocolate chips and chopped walnuts. My mom makes them for dessert on special occasions or for a sweet autumn snack. -Jacinta Ransom, South Haven, Michigan

Apricot Pumpkin Cake

Apricot Pumpkin Cake

Apricot Pumpkin Cake

Apricots mixed with pumpkin quick bread mix makes a simply delicious moist cake.

Pumpkin Spice Layer Cake

Pumpkin Spice Layer Cake

Pumpkin Spice Layer Cake

I made up this recipe when my son requested pumpkin cake for Thanksgiving. It was such a hit that it's now become part of our traditional turkey day dinner!—Jeanne Cerrone, Peoria, Arizona
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Pumpkin Gingerbread with Caramel Sauce

Pumpkin Gingerbread with Caramel Sauce

Pumpkin Gingerbread with Caramel Sauce

Instead of making ordinary gingerbread, I like to rely on this dressed-up version. The pumpkin gingerbread features a nutty crust and delicious caramel sauce.—Mitzi Sentiff, Annapolis, Maryland

Ginger Pumpkin Cake

Ginger Pumpkin Cake

Ginger Pumpkin Cake

Field editor Traci K Wynne, Denver, Pennsylvania writes, "Traditional gingerbread is my father's favorite. But he says that this gingerbread-like cake featuring pumpkin really hits the spot, too. It's wonderful serve warm or cold."

Pumpkin Angel Cake

Pumpkin Angel Cake

Pumpkin Angel Cake

I created this recipe last fall when I had a bumper crop of pumpkins. Many holiday desserts are high in fat and calories, but this cake is a healthier alternative. It's perfect for holiday entertaining-light enough to serve after a big meal.

Pumpkin Pecan Cake

Pumpkin Pecan Cake

Pumpkin Pecan Cake

Packed with warm pumpkin flavor and spices, this lightened-up version of Shirley Dellinger's recipe baked up even taller than the original! But our Test Kitchen brought it in at just about half the fat, saturated fat and cholesterol—with 187 fewer calories per slice! That's a sweet success Shirley's family in Elwood, Indiana can savor.

Makeover Pumpkin Cake

Makeover Pumpkin Cake

Makeover Pumpkin Cake

This makeover recipe is a winner! Packed with warm pumpkin flavor and spices, it's taller than the original cake but weighs in with just about half the fat, saturated fat and cholesterol and 187 fewer calories per piece. And if you ask us, that's sweet success no matter how you slice it.—Shirley Dellinger, Elwood, Indiana

Pumpkin Orange Cake

Pumpkin Orange Cake

Pumpkin Orange Cake

"This moist make-ahead spice cake with its flavorful orange frosting is popular at family gatherings," shares Shirley Glaab of Hattiesburg, Mississippi. "It's simple to prepare and it tastes so good, everyone asks for the recipe."

Pumpkin-Pecan Cake Roll

Pumpkin-Pecan Cake Roll

Pumpkin-Pecan Cake Roll

I made this cake roll one Thanksgiving as a tasty change of pace from traditional pumpkin pie. The moist spice cake and creamy filling have made this dessert a family favorite for many functions. —Iva Combs, Medford, Oregon

Crunchy-Topped Spice Cake

Crunchy-Topped Spice Cake

Crunchy-Topped Spice Cake

"The recipe for this delicious spice cake originally called for cooking and mashing a pumpkin and making the cake from scratch," writes Laurine Lockwood of McGregor, Minnesota. "With my large family, I don't have time for all of that. I much prefer this easy version!"
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