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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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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.

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

Potluck Pumpkin Torte

Potluck Pumpkin Torte

Potluck Pumpkin Torte

A local newspaper featured this potluck-friendly recipe years ago. A creamy alternative to pumpkin pie, it quickly became one of my favorites. —Peggy Shea, Lowell, Indiana
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Pumpkin Spice Cake with Maple Glaze

Pumpkin Spice Cake with Maple Glaze

Pumpkin Spice Cake with Maple Glaze

Serve up some fun with this delicious cake that’s yummy any time of the year, but especially nice during the holiday season. No one will guess that cake mix simplifies the recipe. The traditional pumpkin and spices plus the delectable maple glaze give it a real from-scratch taste. —Barbara Elliott, Tyler, Texas

Rum-Glazed Pumpkin Cake

Rum-Glazed Pumpkin Cake

Rum-Glazed Pumpkin Cake

For years, my co-workers were taste testers as I worked on a recipe for pumpkin cake. This version wins, hands down. —Gilda Smith, Santee, California

Velma's Pumpkin Torte

Velma's Pumpkin Torte

Velma's Pumpkin Torte

For a perfect fall treat, I make this torte. Its wonderful pumpkin flavor will be loved by everyone who tries it.—Velma Gouldie, Esbon, Kansas

Orange Pumpkin Cake

Orange Pumpkin Cake

Orange Pumpkin Cake

A subtle orange flavor really brings out the pumpkin flavor in this elegant layered cake. Our holiday dinners aren't complete until pieces of this cake are passed around. —Jo Raines, Sandyville, West Virgina

Gluten-Free Pecan Pumpkin Cake

Gluten-Free Pecan Pumpkin Cake

Gluten-Free Pecan Pumpkin Cake

“Here’s a delicious pumpkin cake for the holidays. But don’t just bake it then—it’s wonderful all year long!” Kathy Rairigh - Milford, Indiana

Pumpkin Bread Ring

Pumpkin Bread Ring

Pumpkin Bread Ring

I've been making this moist bread for years. It looks pretty on the table and provides a nice taste of pumpkin on your menu when you're not planning pumpkin pie for dessert. -Theresa Stewart, New Oxford, Pennsylvania

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."

Coffin Pumpkin Cake

Coffin Pumpkin Cake

Coffin Pumpkin Cake

The maple flavoring in the frosting makes this spooky cake taste delicious! And the gingersnap crumbs make the "coffin" look like a pine box…to suit the season perfectly. —Kathy Michel, Dubuque, Iowa
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