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Pumpkin Pecan Whoopie Pies

1 review

These whoopie pies are chock-full of pumpkin flavor—a perfect treat for fall! For a finishing touch, I like to roll the outside edges in mini chocolate chips or chopped nuts and dust with cinnamon sugar. —Rashanda Cobbins, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Pumpkin-Pecan Spice Cake

13 reviews

I'm a wife and mother of eight children. I like baking more than cooking, so I enjoy dressing up a...


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Pumpkin Bars

131 reviews

Pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting are the ultimate fall treat. But my family likes them so much, they ask...


Frosted Pumpkin Doughnuts

2 reviews

Our three children grew pumpkins to sell. During harvest, it was time to make these scrumptious doughnuts. The orange frosting...


Pumpkin Cookies with Browned Butter Frosting

The recipe for these pleasantly spiced pumpkin cookies won a champion ribbon at our local county fair. These are a...

Pumpkin Sheet Cake

19 reviews

The pastor at our church usually cuts his message short on carry-in dinner days when he knows this sheet cake...


Frosted Pumpkin Cranberry Bars

8 reviews

With tangy dried cranberries tucked inside and a creamy brown butter frosting, these mildly spiced pumpkin bars are doubly delightful....

Pumpkin Torte

95 reviews

This beautiful layered cake has a creamy filling with a mild pumpkin flavor and a little spice. It's quick and...


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Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

21 reviews

These easy pumpkin cookies are pleasantly spiced. Everyone enjoys the soft, cake-like texture, too. —Lisa Chernetsky, Luzerne, Pennsylvania


Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake

2 reviews

I have been baking this cake for friends and neighbors for years. It's an easy to make-and-take treat. —Kellie Moore,...


Purple-Ribbon Pumpkin Cake

17 reviews

I belong to a Christmas village collectors' club and we all bring a potluck dish to our monthy meetings. The...

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Mini Pumpkin Cakes

3 reviews

I saw these cute cakes at a local grocery store and decided to make my own version at home. They’re...


Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

15 reviews

I make these flavorful pumpkin cupcakes each Halloween, but they're wonderful year-round. —Amber Butzer, Gladstone, Oregon


No-Fuss Pumpkin Cake

12 reviews

In Larsen, Wisconsin, Nancy Heider makes the most of convenience items to come up with this moist old-fashioned cake. "It...


Pumpkin Spice Cookies

10 reviews

These big, soft spice cookies created by our staff have a sweet frosting that makes them an extra-special treat. Enjoy!...


Frosted Harvest Cake

63 reviews

Craving brownies but want something a little bit different? Indulge in a fall-flavored version topped with a cream cheese frosting....

Gingersnap Pumpkin Cake

14 reviews

It just so happened that on the first day that really felt like fall, we were getting together with friends....


Pumpkin Eggnog Rolls

5 reviews

I needed to use up some eggnog, so I swapped it for milk in my sweet roll
recipe. Even...


Pumpkin Cake with Whipped Cinnamon Frosting

3 reviews

My mom made this for me, and one bite can completely take me back to my childhood. You can easily...


Pumpkin Pie Cake

5 reviews

No one will guess this showstopper dessert with luscious cinnamon frosting starts with a mix! It's a year-round favorite. —Linda...


Pumpkin Drop Cookies

11 reviews

With just a hint of pumpkin flavor and a buttery cinnamon frosting, these cakelike drop cookies are sure to be...


Pumpkin Spice Sheet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

18 reviews

The cream cheese frosting wonderfully complements this spice cake sent in by Sandra McKenzie from Braham, Minnesota.


Cream Cheese Frosted Pumpkin Bars

5 reviews

These tender, tasty cakelike bars are a welcome treat! A store-bought mix speeds assembly, and the from-scratch cream cheese frosting...