Pumpkin Cake Recipes

Think outside the pie! When it comes to pumpkin recipes, the options are endless. Dress up the familiar fall flavor with one of our easy pumpkin cake recipes. Whether you are looking for a healthy pumpkin cake recipe or want to indulge a little bit, these ideas are full of pumpkin spice and everything nice.

Glazed Pumpkin-Pecan Cakes

Instead of a donut, treat yourself to a mini pumpkin bundt cake for breakfast on a chilly fall morning. Thanks to plenty of pumpkin pie spice, each bite of these yummy treats tastes almost like a pumpkin pie cake. You can also give them a little crunch by sprinkling chopped pecans on top before adding the glaze.

Pumpkin Spice Latte Mug Cake

Easy pumpkin cake recipes don't get much simpler than this. A few basic ingredients and a mug are all you need to make this single-serving cake recipe. You can share if you want to, but we'll totally understand if you want to savor this dessert all on your own.

Pumpkin Angel Food Cake

If you're looking to save a little time, try starting this pumpkin cake with cake mix. Then it's up to you to doctor it up a little by adding canned pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice. Once it's finished baking, no one will ever guess that it started with a boxed mix!

Gooey Pumpkin Cake

What makes this pumpkin cake recipe gooey, you ask? Plenty of butter in the batter and a rich, mouthwatering topping that features canned pumpkin. Of course, the pumpkin spice cake hiding beneath is just as yummy. We won't judge if you go back for a second slice!

Dark Chocolate and Pumpkin Swirl Cake

Pumpkin and chocolate is one of our favorite fall flavor combinations, and this pumpkin spice cake doesn't disappoint. Swirl together dark chocolate and pumpkin batter to make a gorgeous loaf cake, then finish off this decadent recipe with a generous drizzle of homemade icing. You can also try making this pumpkin cake recipe with fresh pumpkin to really make the fall flavors shine.

Pumpkin Football Cakes

We're awarding these adorable pumpkin cakes a touchdown for being the perfect treat for tailgating season. Not only are these yummy cakes filled with canned pumpkin and a mouthwatering blend of warm spices, but they're also stuffed with ultra-creamy frosting. Shape them into cute footballs complete with frosting "stitches" on top, and these desserts are ready for kickoff.

Toffee Pumpkin Snack Cake

This easy pumpkin cake recipe is great for an afternoon snack or a simple after-dinner dessert. We're in love with the moist pumpkin cake, but the real star of the show is the toffee topping and cream cheese icing. Store the leftovers from this snack cake in the refrigerator for up to 3 days to keep the sweet fun going.

Pumpkin Latte Coffee Cake

If you're the kind of coffee drinker who rushes out for a pumpkin spice latte the first day they're on sale, this easy pumpkin cake recipe is for you. The buttery streusel and rich coffee drizzle atop this cake make it a perfect pairing for your after-dinner cup of coffee. (You have our permission to sneak a slice for breakfast, too.)

Pumpkin-Cherry Upside-Down Cake

Pumpkin isn't the only flavor starring in this fruity cake recipe. Under its tart cherry topping, this cake recipe is bursting with the full-bodied flavors of vanilla and pumpkin. When you finish a pumpkin cake with multiple cherries on top, who could resist snagging a piece? Not us, that's for sure!

Pumpkin Butter Baby Cakes

If you're on the lookout for a healthy pumpkin cake recipe, these tiny treats fill the bill (yet still taste indulgent). As if these bite-size pumpkin cakes weren't delightful enough, a drizzle of caramel sauce and a sprinkle of walnuts top off the irresistible pumpkin recipe. Making you own homemade caramel sauce for the topping is a little more work, but it's totally worth it for the extra rich, buttery touch it adds to this dessert.

Pumpkin-Sour Cream Coffee Cake with Pecan Streusel

The perfect pie replacement, this pumpkin coffee cake will win over guests with its cranberry-studded filling and enticing pecan streusel. Sour cream helps to keep the cake moist, and the streusel topping gives this fall dessert can't-be-missed crunchiness. This pumpkin recipe is definitely tasty enough to make an appearance at dessert, but it could also have a place as a sweet brunch treat.

Pumpkin Sandwich Cake

What's better than one layer of pumpkin cake? Two layers, of course! The rich chocolate spread over this cake gives a sweet preview for the two layers of moist pumpkin cake divided by an indulgent schmear of sweet cream cheese filling. This sandwich cake is the answer to all of your cravings: You can have your pumpkin cake with cream cheese frosting and eat it with chocolate, too.

Pumpkin Tiramisu Cake

Tiramisu is nice as-is, but mash up the coffee creation with pumpkin and the results take the cake. We can't keep our ladyfingers off this fall-inspired tiramisu: three layers of coffee-pumpkin cake topped with maple mascarpone cream and chopped hazelnuts. As if those details weren't tempting enough, you can make this pumpkin cake recipe up to a month in advance and freeze it for a quick indulgence later.

Pumpkin Pound Cake

If you're craving a pumpkin spice cake, start preheating your oven now. It only takes 20 minutes of prep time to get this pumpkin cake in the oven, bringing together the warm flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg, pecans, cherries, and an optional splash of orange juice. You can also make this dessert a little extra special by garnishing it with maraschino cherries.

Easy Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes

Sometimes you just want to enjoy a sweet dessert that you don't have to share. Start with purchased pumpkin cupcakes for simplicity, or follow our recipe that uses a boxed mix. All you need now is a can of white frosting, a few drops of orange food coloring, and some graham crackers to make your own miniature pumpkin cakes.

Pumpkin Cake Roll

If regular pumpkin cakes are starting to seem a little boring, then this dressed-up pumpkin cake roll is the one for you. The roll-up pumpkin cake adds a swirl of cream cheese elegance to your table. For plenty of fall flavor, this dessert features nutmeg, finely chopped walnuts, and plenty of cinnamon.

Mini Pumpkin-Chocolate Swirl Cakes

This mini pumpkin bundt cake was made just for you! When you use this pumpkin bundt cake recipe, everyone gets their own individual cake, so no one has to worry about getting stuck with a skimpy slice. This dessert also has a double dose of chocolate, thanks to swirls in the batter and a decadent ganache drizzled on top.

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