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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.

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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.

Hot Chocolate Pumpkin Cake

Hot Chocolate Pumpkin Cake

Hot Chocolate Pumpkin Cake

Hot chocolate is my go-to winter indulgence. To go with it, I like this moist pumpkin cake dusted with cocoa for an extra chocolate boost. —Colleen Delawder, Herndon, Virginia

Pumpkin Layered Angel Cake

Pumpkin Layered Angel Cake

Pumpkin Layered Angel Cake

This eye-catching torte captures the taste of two favorite desserts—angel food cake and pumpkin pie. When you have time, prepare it earlier in the day and refrigerate until serving.
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Chocolate-Caramel Pumpkin Torte

Chocolate-Caramel Pumpkin Torte

Chocolate-Caramel Pumpkin Torte

I'm pretty proud to say this is one of my first experiments in the kitchen that turned out "to-die-for" delicious. The key is to let the cake cool completely before cutting and assembling with the frostings. —Lauren Brennan, Hood River, Oregon

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake

I have been baking this cake for friends and neighbors for years. Thanks to its totable pan, it's easy to make and take. —Kellie Moore, Fort Collins, Colorado

Pumpkin Pound Cake

Pumpkin Pound Cake

Pumpkin Pound Cake

Fresh from reader Leah Grooms' "pumpkin patch", this rich cake's so flavorful it'll dress up any autumn event. What's more, she writes from her Rockingham, North Carolina kitchen, it keeps for days—so you can prepare it prior to your party.—Leah Grooms, Rockingham, North Carolina

Cream-Filled Pumpkin Cupcakes

Cream-Filled Pumpkin Cupcakes

Cream-Filled Pumpkin Cupcakes

Here's a deliciously different use for pumpkin. Bursting with flavor and plenty of eye-catching appeal, these sweet and spicy filled cupcakes are bound to dazzle your family any time of the year. —Ali Johnson, Petersburg, Pennsylvania

Low-Fat Pumpkin Cake Roll

Low-Fat Pumpkin Cake Roll

Low-Fat Pumpkin Cake Roll

Pumpkin keeps this cake moist and replaces the oil found in a typical layer cake; so you're getting vitamins, not fat. Serve this one up and your guests will rave—and no one has to know just how easy it was! —Heidi Reinhard, Montpelier, Indiana

Top-Rated Pumpkin Spice Cake

Top-Rated Pumpkin Spice Cake

Top-Rated Pumpkin Spice Cake

This pumpkin cake is a little different because of the hint of chocolate. So moist and tender, it'll have guests hoping for seconds! —Katie Wollgast, Florissant, Missouri

Fudgy Chocolate Dessert

Fudgy Chocolate Dessert

Fudgy Chocolate Dessert

With a cake-like brownie bottom and layers of chocolate and hot fudge, this scrumptious treat is a chocolate lover’s dream. “It’s my most requested recipe,” Bonnie Bowen confirms from Adrian, Michigan.

Makeover Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake

Makeover Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake

Makeover Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake

With all of the original's decadence, this ooey-gooey dessert trims 64 calories and 5 grams fat, making it a guilt-free holiday treat! April Taylor - Fort Riley, Kansas
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