Pumpkin Snack Cake #PumpkinWeek

Pumpkin Snack Cake

Pumpkin Snack Cake

It’s Pumpkin Week! What’s that mean? I teamed up with some fabulous bloggers and we’re going to be sharing delicious pumpkin recipes all week. A big thanks to Terri at Love and Confections for putting this all together! I can’t wait to see what everyone else is making. I’m kicking off the week with this delicious pumpkin snack cake with a cream cheese frosting. It is so moist and has just a hint of cinnamon throughout the cake.

roasting pumpkins

Have you ever roasted your own pumpkins? The best ones for baking are pie pumpkins and they are usually smaller than ones you’d use for carving. I’ve got a tutorial on how I do them here. I do use a lot of canned pumpkin too, the convenience can’t be beat. The bonus when you roast your own pumpkins is pumpkin seeds which I really enjoy. I freeze any extra pumpkin I have in 2 cups portions.

Pumpkin Snack Cake

Pumpkin Snack Cake
Recipe type: Cake, Dessert
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
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Serves: Serves 12
This easy to make pumpkin snack cake is perfect for fall. It is lightly spiced with cinnamon and frosted with a cream cheese frosting.
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 2/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Frosting
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1?2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Cinnamon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Using an electric mixer at medium speed, combine the eggs, sugar, oil and pumpkin until light and fluffy.
  3. Stir together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and baking soda.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the pumpkin mixture and mix at low speed until thoroughly combined and the batter is smooth.
  5. Spread the batter into a greased 10 by 13-inch baking pan.
  6. Bake for 40 - 45 minutes.
  7. Let cool completely before frosting.
  8. To make the icing:
  9. Combine the cream cheese, vanilla and butter in a medium bowl with an electric mixer until smooth.
  10. Add the sugar and mix at low speed until combined.
  11. Frost the cake and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.

Pumpkin Week

#PumpkinWeek is here again and we can’t be more excited. Hosted by Terri from Love and Confections, 19 Bloggers will be sharing 65 pumpkin-filled recipes over the course of the week. Be sure to come back every day to see all the delicious creations – from muffins to cakes, cocktails, breakfast baked goods, savory pastas and stews, and gluten-free recipes too. You can also find these great recipes and more on Love and Confections’ #PumpkinWeek Pinterest Board!

#PumpkinWeek Day 1 Recipes:

Browned Butter Salty Pumpkin Sugar Cookies from The Spiffy Cookie.

Caramel Pumpkin Cake from Feeding Big and more.

Easy Pumpkin Donuts with Vanilla Cream Sauce from {i love} my disorganized life.

Gooey Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks.

Healthy Cinnamon-Apple Pumpkin Muffins from Simply Healthy Family

Homemade Pumpkin and Sage Pasta from Kudos Kitchen by Renee.

Pumpkin Cannoli from The Redhead Baker.

Pumpkin Chai Baked Donut from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars from That Skinny Chick Can Bake.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Flourless Chocolate Cake Roll from Cupcakes & Kale Chips.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Whoopie Pies from Dizzy Busy and Hungry.

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls from Gluten Free Crumbley.

Pumpkin Monkey Bread from Making Miracles.

Pumpkin Muffins from My Catholic Kitchen.

Pumpkin Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies from The Crumby Cupcake.

Pumpkin Snack Cake from Recipes Food and Cooking.

Pumpkin Spice Muffins from A Day in the Life on the Farm.

Semi-Homemade Pumpkin Butter from Love and Confections.

Spiced Pumpkin-Bourbon Fizz from Culinary Adventures with Camilla.

Want to try one of our other Pumpkin recipes?

Pumpkin Gnocchi with Sage Browned Butter

Pumpkin Gnocchi

Pumpkin Toffee Pecan Bars

Pumpkin Toffee Pecan Bars

Boneless Turkey Breast with Pumpkin and Sage Stuffing

Boneless Turkey Breast with Pumpkin Stuffing

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Pumpkin Snack Cake


  1. says

    After being spoiled by all my dad’s homemade pumpkin things complete with homemade pumpkin puree I rarely buy the canned stuff unless I am desperate and don’t have time/ran out of my frozen stocks of pumpkin. So I am all about this snack cake!

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