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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.

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

Thanksgiving Cake

Thanksgiving Cake

Thanksgiving Cake

LITTLE did Carole know what her recipe would grow into when she shared it with the crafty CT kitchen folks! Citing its status in her family as a favorite bundt cake, she generously offered it for other readers to enjoy. Our cooks immediately agreed...but not before doubling everyone's pleasure. How so? The home economists noticed that the round, indented edges of Carole's cake resembled the gourd that provides the flavor. Soon, they'd baked two fluted cakes and put them together to form the orange orb. To do so yourself, follow the easy instructions here. You'll be glad you did —this cake is certain to conjure up a host of smiles for your event!—Carole Lajeunesse, Aurora, Colorado

Pumpkin Cake Roll

Pumpkin Cake Roll

Pumpkin Cake Roll

From Allston, MA, Elizabeth Montgomery notes, "This dessert is delicious - especially if you love cream cheese and pumpkin."
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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

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

Pumpkin-Ginger bread

Pumpkin-Ginger bread

Pumpkin-Ginger bread

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

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

Pumpkin Cupcakes

Pumpkin Cupcakes

Pumpkin Cupcakes

A unique mix of pineapple and pumpkin creates moist cupcakes with mouthwatering flavor and texture. A fluffy frosting caps these tasty treats.—Mary E. Relyea, Canastota, New York

Sour Cream Pumpkin Cake

Sour Cream Pumpkin Cake

Sour Cream Pumpkin Cake

The nicely spiced streusel in the center of this cake is a marvelous surprise and complement to the cinnamony pumpkin cake. It's delicious for breakfast or dessert.—Elaine Holmberg, Norfolk, Nebraska

Pumpkin Gingerbread with Hard Sauce

Pumpkin Gingerbread with Hard Sauce

Pumpkin Gingerbread with Hard Sauce

Cakes are a terrific dessert to take to potlucks because they travel well and feed a lot of people. The slightly sweet hard sauce can also be served with quick breads and scones.—Iola Egle, Bella Vista, Arkansas

Pumpkin Patch Torte

Pumpkin Patch Torte

Pumpkin Patch Torte

This Halloween cake is unforgettably moist and delicious, and not too sweet. The frosting's subtle maple flavor is the perfect accompaniment to the pumpkin cake. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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