Tempt My Tummy Tuesday… Let them eat CAKE! (Pumpkin Cake!)

by Lisa on November 15, 2010

Thank you, to all who participated, last week, for TMTT, at At The Well.

This week I wanted to share one of my most favorite cakes!  Now, I know the tradition is for everyone to have pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving.  But, why don’t you try something different this year?  Why not try pumpkin cake?  I found this recipe, around 5 years ago.  It is super moist and so good.  I will be making this cake for my husband’s office party/Thanksgiving feast, on Friday.

(I apologize for no cake picture, yet.  I will be making it on Thursday.  I promise to take a picture and share it, next week!)

Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil (I use 1 cup nonfat sour cream.)
  • 1 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 (15oz) can pumpkin puree
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon


  • 1 (8oz) box cream cheese (I use low-fat.)
  • 6 Tbsp butter, softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar

Preheat oven 350. Grease and flour 9×13 pan.

  1. In mixing bowl, beat together eggs, sugar, oil, and pumpkin.
  2. Sift flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon.  Add to wet ingredients and mix thoroughly.
  3. Spread into prepared pan.
  4. Bake at 350 for 25 – 30 minutes.  Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  5. Prepare icing by beating together the cream cheese, butter, and powdered sugar.  Evenly spread over cooled cake.

I am so excited to see what you are cooking.  I know you are thinking about the upcoming Thanksgiving festivities.  Please remember, this season is about being thankful for all we have and have been given.

{ 30 comments… read them below or add one }

Lana November 15, 2010 at 7:34 pm

Yumm! I love your Pumpkin Cake! wish I was going to be there to eat it.


Jennifer November 15, 2010 at 7:39 pm

Cream cheese frosting is my favorite! I shared a favorite side this time of year – cranberry sauce!


Jackie November 15, 2010 at 7:46 pm

Mmmmm…..love me some pumpkin too! 🙂


Kristia@Family Balance Sheet November 15, 2010 at 8:03 pm

That sounds delicious.

Thanks for the link-up.


Christi at A Southern Life November 15, 2010 at 8:40 pm

Sounds absolutely delish! I think I would probably like it more than carrot cake! If you get a chance, drop by A Southern Life for a baking give-away!



Miranda November 15, 2010 at 8:49 pm

I love pumpkin cake, and anything that has cream cheese frosting gets my vote!


Katie @ Riddlelove November 15, 2010 at 8:54 pm

Hooray for cakes! I’m sharing my apple spice cake this week that can be make two different ways.


Debbi Does Dinner Healthy November 15, 2010 at 9:38 pm

I love a good pumpkin cake! I’ve been making a ton of pumpkin things this year but I haven’t this yet. Yum! Can’t wait to see the pictures!


Tamarah @ home and pantry November 15, 2010 at 9:48 pm

Great recipe! I would love it if you would share this recipe on my weekly recipe swap. And while your there you can check out other great recipes!



Liz November 15, 2010 at 10:33 pm

I’m so glad you posted this! I was just thinking about it the other day & wishing I had saved the recipe when you shared it at LIFE group!


alex@amoderatelife November 15, 2010 at 11:37 pm

Hi Lisa, your pumpkin cake looks wonderful. I love all things pumpkin and you can bet that this is my favorite time of year because of that! I am linking up a recipe from Giada at Home for mozzarella smoked stuffed meatballs with a sauce that has a very long and complicated name! All the best. Alex


Lisa November 15, 2010 at 11:46 pm

Looks like we both had pumpkin on the brain. I linked up with pumpkin spice thumbprints. Oh if only I had a lot of people to bake for, I could make your pumpkin cake.


Christy November 15, 2010 at 11:50 pm

This sounds so yummy! Maybe I’ll make this this weekend. YUM!


April@The 21st Century Housewife November 16, 2010 at 3:31 am

I’m definitely going to have to make this pumpkin cake, Lisa. It sounds wonderful. Love the icing too. Thanks for hosting!


Julie@comehaveapeace November 16, 2010 at 6:32 am

The perfect combo … pumpkin and cheesecake!


Concetta's Cafe November 16, 2010 at 7:06 am

Thank you for another wonderful recipe!
< Concetta


bj November 16, 2010 at 7:59 am

Your cake sounds great. gotta try that.

What time does your linky go up for TMT?
Thanks for hosting.


Lisa November 16, 2010 at 12:51 pm

My linky goes up at 7:30 pm on Monday evenings.


Lisa November 16, 2010 at 8:10 am

Your pumpkin cake looks fabulous! That cream cheese frosting is so good that you can just eat it by itself! : )


Michelle November 16, 2010 at 10:51 am

Mmmmm that sounds delicious. I can’t wait to see photos. I don’t like pumpkin pie or things like that, but pumpkin donuts, pumpkin cake, pumpkin lattes…. I love this time of year!


Gretchen November 16, 2010 at 12:13 pm

Oh wow, that sounds so good. I have never made a pumpkin cake before I will have to try this recipe.


Leigha November 16, 2010 at 6:38 pm

Hi! I am new to your blog and I love it! Thanks for doing such a great job!


Lisa November 17, 2010 at 8:40 am

Hi. Thanks for stopping by!


malia November 16, 2010 at 10:00 pm

Hi Lisa, Great blog and party, thanks for hosting! I’m your newest follower. I accidentally linked up my “title” as my link… sorry about that!



Liz@HoosierHomemade November 17, 2010 at 9:52 am

Yum! We love Pumpkin Cake! Great recipe!
Thanks so much for hosting Lisa!


Brandee November 18, 2010 at 8:59 pm

Oh wow! I just made this tonight and it is sooooo good! My entire family says thank you 🙂


Lisa November 22, 2010 at 1:38 pm

Oh, I am SO GLAD!!! Isn’t that cream cheese icing wonderful? I am glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for letting me know. 🙂


Carla and Michael November 19, 2010 at 7:45 pm

First time visiting. Just joined and following now. I make this in a pumpkin roll style. Love it. Thanks for hosting such a wonderful blog carnival. I’ll be back often.


Rose White November 21, 2010 at 6:20 pm

I’m so glad that I found your recipe. I never thought of adding cream cheese frosting on my mom’s pumpkin cake. Thanks for sharing this one. I will ask my mom to make this cream cheese frosting of yours.


Melanie Large December 6, 2010 at 2:19 am

Cream cheese frosting is truly the perfect match for this cake. Add some chocolate to make taste like heavenly. LOL. Thanks for sharing.


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