Published On: Fri, Oct 25th, 2019

Spiced pumpkin cake

A seasonal spiced pumpkin cake recipe to warm up your autumn days

This delicious looking spiced pumpkin cake recipe was kindly shared by Mummy in Manchester.

Spiced pumpkin cake

Spiced Pumpkin Cake


  • 220 g soft, unsalted butter
  • 270 g strong white bread flour
  • 440 g soft dark brown sugar
  • 350 g pumpkin puree
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

For the cream cheese frosting

  • 200 g very soft unsalted butter
  • 200 g full fat cream cheese
  • 400 g icing sugar


  1. First, you will need to make your pumpkin purée and allow it to cool

  2. Preheat the oven to 180°C/ gas mark 4

  3. Using a cake mixer or large bowl, combine the butter, flour, pumpkin purée, eggs, spices, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and vanilla extract together and mix until smooth

  4. Divide the mixture evenly between three 10″ nonstick cake tins and bake for 25 minutes

  5. Leave to cool completely then build up three layers of sponge and cream cheese frosting, leaving plenty of frosting for the top and sides

For the cream cheese frosting

  1. Beat the soft butter with the icing sugar

  2. Add in the cream cheese and stir well

  3. Leave to chill in the fridge for 30 minutes before icing your cake

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