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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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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.

Pumpkin Chip Cake

Pumpkin Chip Cake

Pumpkin Chip Cake

“Moist and delicious, this is a great cake for fall,“ says Barbara Lindberg in Portland, Oregon. “But my kids loved it so much, it quickly became a year-round favorite. It also keeps well…and never lasts long enough to get stale!“

Autumn Pumpkin Cupcakes

Autumn Pumpkin Cupcakes

Autumn Pumpkin Cupcakes

These little cupcakes are capped with cream cheese frosting and drizzled with a homemade salted caramel sauce. I like to make the caramel sauce in advance and keep it in the fridge till dessert. —Wendy Rusch, Trego, Wisconsin
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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 Angel Food Cake

Pumpkin Angel Food Cake

Pumpkin Angel Food Cake

Here's an easy way to jazz up an angel food cake mix using canned pumpkin, nutmeg and other spices. I like to serve pieces with a dollop of whipped topping and a sprinkling of cinnamon. —Pamela Overton of Charleston, Illinois

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

Pumpkin-Pecan Spice Cake

Pumpkin-Pecan Spice Cake

Pumpkin-Pecan Spice Cake

I'm a wife and mother of eight children. I like baking more than cooking, so I enjoy dressing up a spice cake mix with nuts, canned pumpkin and a homemade cream cheese frosting to create this fabulous dessert. —Joyce Platfoot, Wapakoneta, Ohio

Pumpkin Streusel Cupcakes

Pumpkin Streusel Cupcakes

Pumpkin Streusel Cupcakes

A delicious crumb filling becomes the center of attention inside these yummy confections that taste like pumpkin bread. —Donna Gish, Blue Springs, Missouri

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!"

Pumpkin-Citrus Bundt Cake

Pumpkin-Citrus Bundt Cake

Pumpkin-Citrus Bundt Cake

I was determined to make a healthier version of this pumpkin- and spice-laden cake. Judging by the compliments, it worked. Even a picky 4-year-old eater asked for more.—Krista Frank, Rhododendron, Oregon

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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