Pumpkin Cake with Caramel Sauce Recipe
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Pumpkin Cake with Caramel Sauce Recipe

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If a recipe has pumpkin in it, it's likely I'll enjoy it! This one resulted when I added my favorite key ingredient to an old recipe for spice cake that I had. Everyone who's tried it has enjoyed it. —Roberta Peck, Fort Hill, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES:12-15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12-15 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Dash salt
  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 425 calories, 18g fat (3g saturated fat), 61mg cholesterol, 215mg sodium, 65g carbohydrate (49g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein .


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg and salt. In another bowl, beat the eggs, pumpkin and oil until smooth; add to the dry ingredients. Mix until well blended, about 1 minute.
  2. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  3. For sauce, combine the brown sugar, flour and salt in a small saucepan. Stir in water and butter; bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil for 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Cut cake into squares and serve with warm sauce. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Pumpkin Cake with Caramel Sauce in Country Woman May/June 1996, p31

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nhersch 9581
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2014

"Very moist"

TheSensibleMom 3683
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2013

"This cake was delicious! I made it in a bundt cake pan, and while I won't be doing that again because I didn't exactly like how the outside crust came out (I think it was the type of bundt cake pan I used), I did love this cake overall."

Titis_Kitchen 12332
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2013

"This is soooo good! Excellent recipe."

Tiggycat70 7330
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2012

"I made this for my family, we all love pumpkin. It was easy to make, with handy ingredients and my kids loved it. A big hit for us. The kids are already asking me to make it again."

KY_Cook 3682
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2012

"Wow, this is a TERRIFIC recipe! I recently tried it and took it to work with me, where it got rave reviews and people begged me to make them one. So yummy!"

K. J. 23108
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2011

"This is a cake that tastes like pumpkin bread.The sauce was very good. It makes a lot and is very sweet . We are going to use the rest as a topping for homemade ice cream later. yum!"

kar7158 10414
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2011

"Wonderfully delicious!!! I put this in a bundt cake pan and it turned out awesome. Also added some maple syrup in the carmel sauce and my husband couldn't get enough! Moist and wonderful - DEFINITELY a keeper!"

Michelle90 10922
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2010

"EXCELLENT!!!!!!! Was SO delicious:) Will def make again...."

willow97 9645
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2008

"This is a very good cake! I wasn't going to serve it right away so I poked holes in the top of the cake and poured the sauce over it. The sauce went down through the cake and wow, what a moist delicious cake!"

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