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Pumpkin Spice Cake

This Pumpkin Spice Cake is a simple treat from scratch, filled with cozy fall flavors. It's soft, moist and topped with an easy cream cheese frosting. This homemade recipe will make you fall in love with pumpkin all over again!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cream cheese frosting, pumpkin cake, pumpkin dessert
Servings: 12
Calories: 227kcal
Author: Gayle


For the cake:

  • cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup pure pumpkin puree
  • ¾ cup packed light brown sugar
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt

For the frosting:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese , softened (1 package)
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons pure pumpkin puree
  • ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray an 8x8-inch square pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the pumpkin, brown sugar, vegetable oil, eggs, and yogurt. Add the flour mixture to the pumpkin mixture, stirring just until combined. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  • Bake for 22-25 minutes or until cake is golden brown and toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean.
  • As cake is cooling, prepare frosting. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and powdered sugar with a mixer until smooth. Beat in pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice until combined.
  • Refrigerate until ready to use or frost cake once cool.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 227kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 158mg | Potassium: 123mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 2820IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1.3mg