Pumpkin Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
A slightly dense cake is lightened up with a delicious cream cheese frosting. this pumpkin spice cake with a cream cheese frosting is sure to be a hit!
For the Pumpkin Spice Cake
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 15 oz can solid pumpkin (NOT pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • OPTIONAL: 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
For the Frosting
  • 8 oz cream cheese ("full-fat" is best)
  • 4 Tbsp butter, softened
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 - 3½ cups powdered sugar
  • 2 - 4 Tbsp milk
  1. Preheat your oven to 350F
  2. Line a jelly roll pan or large baking dish with aluminum foil. Spray foil with baking spray.
  3. Beat sugar, eggs, pumpkin and oil together until completely combined.
  4. Add remaining ingredients (except nuts) and mix well. Fold in nuts (optional)
  5. Pour batter in prepared pan and bake for 25 - 30 minutes or until an inserted knife comes out clean.
  6. Allow to cool completely before frosting and cutting in to squares
To Make The Frosting
  1. Beat together butter, cream cheese and vanilla until completely smooth.
  2. Add 3 cups of the sugar, one cup at a time, beating well between each addition.
  3. If you want a slightly sweeter frosting, add the last ½ cup of sugar.
  4. Add 2 Tbsp milk and beat well until the frosting is light and fluffy, adding additional milk if needed.
Recipe by Moms Need To Know ™ at http://momsneedtoknow.com/pumpkin-spice-cake-with-cream-cheese-frosting/