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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 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

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."
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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

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.

Favorite Pumpkin Cake Roll

Favorite Pumpkin Cake Roll

Favorite Pumpkin Cake Roll

This pumpkin cake roll is great to keep in the freezer for a quick dessert for my family or unexpected guests, to take to a gathering or to give as a yummy gift. The recipe is in such demand, I use a 29-ounce can of pumpkin to make four rolls at a time. —Erica Berchtold, Freeport, Illinois

Cinnamon Pumpkin Cake

Cinnamon Pumpkin Cake

Cinnamon Pumpkin Cake

A convenient cake mix, a can of pumpkin and a little applesauce make this extremely moist cake a delight to throw together. "With its thick cinnamon glaze, it seems anything but low-fat," says Connie Adams, Monaville, West Virginia.

Maple Pumpkin Torte

Maple Pumpkin Torte

Maple Pumpkin Torte

This pumpkin dessert always gets rave reviews. When people ask where I bought the cake, I smile and say that it was made with love in my own kitchen. —Dianna Wara, Washington, Illinois

Moist Pumpkin Pound Cake

Moist Pumpkin Pound Cake

Moist Pumpkin Pound Cake

The butter-rum sauce is a delicious complement to this pretty pumpkin cake.
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