Easy Pumpkin Cake Recipe (VIDEO)

This Easy Pumpkin Cake is our favorite, fluffy, moist and absolutely delicious pumpkin cake. It has a tender, moist and delicate crumb. The marshmallow-like whipped cream cheese frosting takes it over the top.

Easy pumpkin cake with marshmallow-like cream cheese frosting

I invited my sisters and their families over for dinner this week and everyone really enjoyed it, especially the kids. I asked if they would be more likely to re-make this as a double decker fancy cake or an easy peasy sheet cake and the consensus was: EASY. Like 4 steps easy, including frosting!

Pumpkin Cake Recipe

If you aren’t a major pumpkin fan yet, you will be after trying this! We are quite smitten with this cake. It is on the regular rotation at our house in Autumn. Plus, it’s not overly sweet so there’s no avoiding that second helping ;).

Pumpkin Cake Recipe topped with chopped walnuts

This pumpkin sheet cake recipe was shared by one of my readers, Yulia. Thank you so much for sharing this treasure of a recipe with us! Some of our favorite recipes have been shared by our readers, like this persimmon bread. I love it when you all write in sharing your favorite recipes and tips. Those are my favorite kinds of emails! Thanks for thinking of me :).

Ingredients for Easy Pumpkin Cake

2 cups all-purpose flour *measured correctly
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 tsp baking soda (sifted to get rid of lumps)
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
3 large eggs, room temp
1 cup oil (extra light olive oil, vegetable or corn oil will work)
1 can (15 oz) pumpkin puree (or make your own!)

*Watch our easy video tutorial on how to measure correctly

Ingredients for easy pumpkin cake

Ingredients for the Cream Cheese Frosting:

1 package (8oz) Cream Cheese, room temp, cut into quarters
1 stick (8 Tbsp) unsalted butter butter, room temp
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tsp real vanilla extract
Pecans to decorate, optional

Ingredients for Cream Cheese Frosting

How to Make Easy Pumpkin Cake:

Prep: Preheat oven to 350˚F. Using cooking spray or oil, grease a 9×13 non-stick baking pan (like this one) or a Glass pyrex dish. Tip: If you’re serving it out of a metal pan, line it with parchment paper so you don’t scratch up your pan. 

1. In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients: 2 cups flour, 1 1/2 cups sugar, 1 tsp baking soda, 2 tsp baking powder, 2 tsp cinnamon.

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2. In a second medium bowl, whisk together wet ingredients: 3 large eggs, 1 cup oil and 1 can pumpkin, until well combined.

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3. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and whisk until smooth. Transfer to prepared baking dish and bake at 350˚F for 35-40 min (my oven took 35 mins), or until a toothpick poked in the center comes out clean. Let cake cool completely in pan then spread the top with frosting (see below) and decorate with pecans or sprinkles.

This Easy Pumpkin Cake is done in 4 steps (with frosting)! The moist, delicate crumb and marshmallow-like whipped cream cheese frosting is irresistible!This Easy Pumpkin Cake is done in 4 steps (with frosting)! The moist, delicate crumb and marshmallow-like whipped cream cheese frosting is irresistible!

How to Make Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting:

1. Combine all of your frosting ingredients in the bowl of a stand mixer (here’s the mixer I use) and using the whisk attachment, beat on medium speed until combined, then beat on high speed 2-3 min or until fluffy, scraping down the bowl as needed.

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How to Make Pumpkin Cake in 4 easy steps

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Easy Pumpkin Cake Recipe

4.88 from 71 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
This Easy Pumpkin Cake is done in 4 steps (with frosting)! The moist, delicate crumb and marshmallow-like whipped cream cheese frosting is irresistible!
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $9-$11
Servings: 8 large or 12 small slices

Ingredients

Ingredients for Pumpkin Cake:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour *see note on measuring
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda sifted to get rid of lumps
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 large eggs room temp
  • 1 cup oil extra light olive oil, vegetable or corn oil will work
  • 1 can 15 oz pumpkin puree

Ingredients for Frosting:

  • 1 package 8oz Cream Cheese, room temp, cut into quarters
  • 1 stick 8 Tbsp unsalted butter butter, room temp
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp real vanilla extract
  • Pecans to decorate optional

Instructions

How to Make Pumpkin Cake:

  1. Prep: Preheat oven to 350˚F. Grease a 9x13 non-stick baking pan or a Glass pyrex dish.** In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients: 2 cups flour, 1 1/2 cups sugar, 1 tsp baking soda, 2 tsp baking powder, 2 tsp cinnamon.
  2. In a second medium bowl, whisk together wet ingredients: 3 large eggs, 1 cup oil and 1 can pumpkin, until well combined.
  3. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and whisk until smooth. Transfer to prepared baking dish and bake at 350˚F for 35-40 min (my oven took 35 min), or until a toothpick poked in the center comes out clean. Let cake cool completely in pan then spread the top with frosting (see below) and decorate with whole or chopped pecans. I sprinkled pecans over individual slices since my son doesn't eat them.

How to Make Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting:

  1. Combine all of your frosting ingredients in the bowl of a stand mixer and using the whisk attachment, beat on medium speed until combined, then beat on high speed 2-3 min or until fluffy, scraping down the bowl as needed.

Recipe Notes

*To measure flour, spoon it into a measuring cup and scrape off the top.
**If you're serving it out of a metal pan, line it with parchment paper so you don't scratch up your pan.

If you make this recipe, I’d love to see pics of your creations on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter! Hashtag them #natashaskitchen

Slice of pumpkin cake on a plate topped with whipped cream cheese frosting

Now the question is when are you going to be making this? At the very least, pin it for later. This one’s a keeper!

This Easy Pumpkin Cake is done in 4 steps (with frosting)! The moist, delicate crumb and marshmallow-like whipped cream cheese frosting is irresistible!
This Easy Pumpkin Cake is done in 4 steps (with frosting)! The moist, delicate crumb and marshmallow-like whipped cream cheese frosting is irresistible!

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  • liz
    October 17, 2018

    Just tried this recipe, though I added a lot more spice to it, I love the pumpkin pie spices (ginger and cloves) so added generously. I made the frosting as per the recipe, but thought it had too much butter flavor, I think half the butter would be tastier, but haven’t tried that version yet. Will definitely try again. Thank you. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 17, 2018

      You’re so welcome Liz! Thank you for your feedback! Reply

  • Connie Tylenda
    October 14, 2018

    Where did you buy that can opener? Its awsome!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 14, 2018

      Hi Connie! It is so awesome! Here is the link to the can openerReply

  • Joanne F Langley
    October 14, 2018

    Looks delicious, can’t wait to try it. You mentioned in video you would provide link for can opener I could not find. Would you please provide? Looks like a great tool for people with arthritis! Love your site and all the recipes you share. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 14, 2018

      Hi Joanne, we have the link to the can opener in the youtube link description. You can find the can opener hereReply

  • Sherry Smith
    October 11, 2018

    Absolutely wonderful cake ! Family loved it ! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 11, 2018

      Hi Sherry! I’m so happy your family enjoyed this! Reply

  • Sherry Smith
    October 11, 2018

    This is amazing ! Made it this morning , so moist & light at the same time ! Thank you so much for the recipe ! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 11, 2018

      You’re welcome, Sherry! I’m so happy you enjoyed that! Reply

  • Vicky
    October 10, 2018

    One word: DELICIOUS!! Light, fluffy and moist and I cant wait to make massive amounts for the holidays. Thanks for yet another wonderful recipe! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 10, 2018

      This would be perfect for the holidays! Thank you for this wonderful review! Reply

  • Tanya
    October 10, 2018

    This looks absolutely delicious and easy!!! I am going to make it for a fundraiser this week! 😉 Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 10, 2018

      That’s so great, Tanya! I’m so happy you liked it! Reply

  • James
    October 8, 2018

    This cake taste Delicious! Thank you Natasha for a wonderful recipe. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 8, 2018

      You’re so welcome! I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for the wonderful review! Reply

  • Karen B.
    October 7, 2018

    I’ve been making this cake for years. My mother-in-law always made it, only she put a cup of chocolate chips and one of chopped walnuts in it and omitted the frosting. Very good snack cake. I will try it with your frosting, looks amazing. And you are adorable! Love your site and have made quite a few of your recipes. Always delicious! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 7, 2018

      You’re so nice! Thank you for this feedback Karen! Reply

    • Nolene
      October 9, 2018

      All of the tasty choices You are the best you bring to view
      I uses these all the time I am making your Pumpkin Cake for a party
      I am A forever follower Reply

      • Natasha
        October 9, 2018

        I’m so glad you enjoy our recipes and I hope you love the pumpkin cake! Reply

  • Tammy
    October 6, 2018

    Awesome recipe! Thanks so much! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 6, 2018

      You’re so welcome Tammy! Reply

  • Dana
    October 5, 2018

    Can i use grapeseed oil instead of olive oil? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 5, 2018

      Hi Dana! Although I haven’t tried grape-seed oil in this recipe I think it will hold up well if you used it. Reply

    • Anna
      October 8, 2018

      I regularly replace olive with grapeseed oil in baking and it ALWAYS works very well…I even prefer it over olive oil. 🙂 Reply

  • rutgenesis
    September 18, 2018

    Hi Natasha! I am so happy to follow your recipes thank you so so much! I read you can use three ripe bananas instead of the pumpkin. I wonder if I can do this recipe using sweet potatoes? thank in advanced! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 19, 2018

      Hi there! That is a great question but I honestly have never tried that so I can’t say. I think mashed sweet potato may work! If you experiment I would love to hear how you like it! Reply

      • rutgenesis
        September 19, 2018

        thank you Natasha! I will try and keep you posted! xoxo Reply

  • Katie
    September 8, 2018

    How do you think this would work as cupcakes?! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 8, 2018

      Hi Katie! It sure does. One of our readers let us know this worked great for cupcakes. She did cut the bake time to 20 minutes however. Reply

  • Toni
    September 1, 2018

    My eldest grandson hates veg.. when I made carrot his reply was who puts carrots in a cake lol .. so I sent him to work with a large piece of pumpkin cake and was shocked to hear he wanted more lol so your cakes a winner all round Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 1, 2018

      That’s so awesome! I love that! Thank you for sharing that with me, Toni! Reply

    • Silvia
      September 9, 2018

      I made this cake for a fundraising dinner, and it blew everyone’s mind! They even took home leftovers. To be completely honest, I didn’t use the frosting from this recipe, I made my own tried and tested version, but the cake itself was phenomenal, light and full of flavour. I used home made pumpkin puree from organic pumpkins I had at home, which is a bit more work but worth it for the quality Reply

      • Natashas Kitchen
        September 9, 2018

        I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for the wonderful review, Silvia! 🙂 Reply

    • Karla
      September 16, 2018

      My fiancé, soon to be husband, loves all things pumpkin 🎃 I would try a pumpkin cake. I was intrigued by the recipe but fearful of making a homemade cake. I thought I would give it try since it was his birthday. The batter appeared not to be as smooth as your batter in the picture so I add three tablespoons of milk, of course it made it thinner. I made your frosting. The results were amazing! We loved it. So moist and tasty. I believe this will be the recipe that stays in this family! Thank you! Reply

      • Natashas Kitchen
        September 16, 2018

        I’m so happy you enjoyed this recipe Karla! Thank you for sharing this with all of us! Reply

  • Sandy
    September 1, 2018

    Can you by any chance substitute for the sugar? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 1, 2018

      Hi Sandy! I haven’t tried that yet but one of my readers has and here is what they wrote “I baked this cake for my husband who is watching his sugar levels. I used stevia instead of the sugar and of course skipped the frosting. It turned out perfect! Tastes great! He loved it!” I hope this helps. Reply

  • Zara Owen
    September 1, 2018

    Wow. I was blown away by how easy and yummy this was. Even though I hate the word – really “moist”. Even loved by some very skeptical children. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 1, 2018

      That’s so amazing! Thank you for sharing that with us, Zara! Reply

  • Amy
    August 31, 2018

    This recipe is such a winner! I had organic pumpkins, so I just steamed half a chopped up pumpkin over boiling water till it was very soft, then blended it up with electric beaters along with the eggs and oil. Easy as! I can’t believe this is the first time I’ve made a pumpkin cake. It’s just come out of the oven and the smell is UNBELIEVABLY DELICIOUS!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 31, 2018

      Thank you for the amazing review, Amy! I’m so happy you enjoyed it! Reply

  • Mrs H
    August 29, 2018

    Just made your pumpkin cake and wow it’s lush ty Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 29, 2018

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that! Reply

  • Ella
    May 27, 2018

    Can we use plain flour? Reply

    • Natasha
      May 28, 2018

      Hi Ella, all purpose flour in this recipe is the basic flour used in most recipes. Are you referring to something else? Reply

    • Leonie Keatley
      June 15, 2018

      Hi Ella. Plain flour is all purpose flour. Hope that helps. I grow my own pumpkins, then cook and mash them too. Beautiful recipe that I continue to use again and again. Reply

      • Natashas Kitchen
        June 15, 2018

        Thank you for the wonderful compliment, Leonie! Reply

  • rosemarie.kmball
    April 6, 2018

    Thank You for this recipe
    I just baked yet another one
    I have stuck pineapple chunks into the top before baking
    Very good Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 6, 2018

      You’re welcome! That sounds interesting, I’m glad to hear the recipe was a success. Thanks for sharing! 🙂 Reply

  • SA
    February 21, 2018

    This is an amazing cake! Definitely a keeper. It’s so good, I can’t stop eating it! I used a little lesser oil and added half tsp of nutmeg and it still turned out moist and delicious. Next time, I’ll reduce the sugar a bit. Any suggestions for substituting the pumpkin with another fruit and still getting this awesome taste and texture? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 21, 2018

      Thank you for the nice review 😀. Three ripe bananas can be used instead of pumpkin puree. Reply

      • rutgenesis
        September 18, 2018

        ohhhh I might try that! thank you!! Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          September 18, 2018

          You’re welcome! Reply

  • Kara
    November 26, 2017

    Hi Natasha! Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe. The cake is so moist, yet light. This is the first time making a homemade cake and it came out perfectly! I look forward to trying some of your other recipes. Kara Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 27, 2017

      You’re welcome Kara! I’m glad to hear the recipe is such a success. Thanks for sharing your wonderful review! Reply

  • Dudie Sipe
    November 5, 2017

    We have a problem! This cake is sooooo delicious, that I have made 3 in 3 weeks time.It’s one of those cakes that just get better as the days go by. Not that too many days go by before it’s gone. Thanks so much for sharing. This is a fall favorite now!!!!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 6, 2017

      LOL!! You’re welcome! I’m glad to hear how much you love this recipe! Thanks for sharing your fantastic review! Reply

  • Beth
    November 2, 2017

    Make this cake! I just made this cake and it’s so delicious. The frosting is perfect and the cake is outstanding. I made it as a 2 layer cake with the Carmel sauce and frosting in the middle and I drizzled the Carmel on top. A new favorite cake! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 2, 2017

      I’m happy to hear how much you love the recipe Beth! Thanks for sharing your excellent review with other readers! Reply

  • Maureen
    November 1, 2017

    I just made the Easy Pumpkin Cake, but I made it into muffins. Got rave reviews on it and will make it again soon. There is a lot of dough for 12 regular muffins. Next time I will make 18 muffins.
    I also love! the Cream Cheese Frosting. It is so much better than the too sweet frosting that calls for more powdered sugar! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 1, 2017

      I’m glad you enjoy the recipe Maureen! Thanks for sharing your great review with other readers! Reply

  • Connie
    October 31, 2017

    I made this over the weekend and WOW!! This cake is soooooo moist and tons of pumpkin flavor!! I can’t believe how easy it was to make. It really is one of the tastiest pumpkin cakes I have ever made. The cream cheese frosting amount was just perfect too. I can’t wait to make this again! KUDOS!!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 31, 2017

      I’m glad to hear how much you enjoy this recipe! Thanks for sharing your excellent review Connie! Reply

  • Lori
    October 31, 2017

    I used whole wheat flour and on cup of applesauce instead of the oil and reduced the sugar to 1 cup. I also added 1 tsp of nutmeg and 1 tsp of vanilla. With the cream cheese frosting it is plenty sweet enough. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 31, 2017

      Thanks for sharing your tips with other readers Lori! Reply

  • Lesya
    October 30, 2017

    This cake is SO GOOD! I love the clear and easy to follow instructions. This recipe is fool-proof even for absolute beginners 🤣 Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 30, 2017

      I’m glad to hear how much you enjoy the recipe Lesya! Thanks for sharing your great review with other readers! Reply

  • Linda Barrante
    October 29, 2017

    I make this cake alot but add one cup of white raisins and one cup of chopped walnuts. Rave reviews. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 30, 2017

      Yum, what great additions! Thanks for sharing Linda! Reply

  • Pat
    October 29, 2017

    The 1 cup powered sugar has me wondering? My recipes for cream cheese icing call for 4 or 5 cups..and have discovered less than stick of butter works better too. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 30, 2017

      Hi Pat, yes, it really is only 1 cup. It whips really well and if you want the frosting firmer, frost the cake and refrigerate until it stiffens a bit. The cake will be super soft chilled or at room temperature and the frosting is just wonderful. If you like REALLY sweet frostings, you can add more powdered sugar but we love it the way it is. Reply

  • Amarie
    October 28, 2017

    I made this cake twice and both times it was dense and not fluffy as described. The flavor was delicious but really wanted a fluffy texture. I checked my ingredients and none were expired. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 30, 2017

      Hi Amarie, I haven’t had that experience so I suspect possibly your leavening is no longer active? This cake is normally super soft and fluffy and rises really well. I would suggest trying again with some fresh baking soda. It can expire sooner than the package date depending on how it is stored (i.e if it is left open, or left open and refrigerated), or maybe baking powder was used by mistake? Reply

  • October 28, 2017

    Had something similar, but they had added some orange zest to batter. Sort of refreshed the taste. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 29, 2017

      That’s a great suggestions Jo Dee! Thanks for sharing! Reply

  • Toni
    October 25, 2017

    Can you make this in a bundt cake pan?? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 25, 2017

      Hi Toni, I haven’t tried in a bundt pan so I can’t provide advice on that, but I think it’s worth and experiment! If you test it out, let me know how you liked it. Reply

  • Kristina bezuglov
    October 19, 2017

    Hey Natasha this is kristina I am 12 years old I made this cake 2 times (this is a really good cake by the way)😍 Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 19, 2017

      Hello Kristina! I’m happy to hear you enjoy the recipe! Thanks so much for following and sharing your wonderful review! 🙂 Reply

  • Sara
    October 18, 2017

    This was delicious! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 18, 2017

      I’m glad you love it Sara! Thanks for sharing! 🙂 Reply

  • Victoria
    October 16, 2017

    I am not usually good at baking, but to my surprise this came out perfect! So delicious 🙂 Thank you for this recipe Natasha! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 16, 2017

      My pleasure Victoria! I’m glad to hear the recipe was a success! Thanks for sharing your great review! 🙂 Reply

  • Kara
    October 14, 2017

    I made this cake this afternoon, I can’t even get icing on it! It’s so moist and delicious, iced or not, definately a must bake for anyone. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 14, 2017

      I’m glad you love the recipe Kara! Thanks so much for sharing!! Reply

  • October 13, 2017

    This is an AMAZING cake! SO SO good! PS- Don’t let the cost estimate turn you off — it has never cost me anywhere close to that to make this cake. It uses staples I almost always have on hand, which I love! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 14, 2017

      Awesome! I’m happy to hear how much you love this recipe! Thanks for sharing your excellent review Kristin! Reply

  • Diana Agia
    October 12, 2017

    Thank you so much for sharing the pumpkin cake recipe. I made it and it was superb.
    God bless you.
    Diana Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 12, 2017

      You’re welcome Diana! I’m glad you love the recipe! Thanks for sharing and God Bless! Reply

  • Erin
    October 10, 2017

    I made this for my coworker’s birthday because she loves anything pumpkin. It was a hit! I love that it’s not overly sweet and I love that it makes just enough frosting. Love this recipe and will make it again for sure!!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 10, 2017

      Awesome! I’m glad to hear that Erin! Thanks for sharing your great review! Reply

  • ANNETTE
    October 9, 2017

    Hi Natasha! I made this easy and delicious cake yesterday for my Uncle who loves chocolate…so, following your comment on a review, I substituted 1/2 cup of Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa Powder for a 1/2 cup of the flour. It came out fantastic!! Moist and tender. I frosted with chocolate buttercream and it was a big hit with Uncle. A true Keeper Recipe!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 9, 2017

      Hello Annette! I’m glad to hear how much you love the recipe! Thanks for sharing your great review! Reply

  • rutgenesis
    October 4, 2017

    Hi! I have tried so many pumpkin cake recipes all so dense!! I was about to give in my search for a good recipe until I found this one! thank you so much for sharing!! I am making it right now and I know it probably wont come out like it is supposed to be. I realized my baking powde and baking soda were expired (ouch lol), and I did not measure the flour properly (ouuuch), so I know it will be another dense cake for these reasons lol. On top of all I did not have enough pumpkin puree ( maybe a little over 1/2 of the can. However, I will give it another try with the right amounts, measurements and expiration dates ingredients and will keep you posted. I tried the batter and it was already delish!!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 4, 2017

      I’m glad to hear you’re giving this recipe a shot! I hope you enjoy it even more the second time around! 🙂 Reply

  • Ann
    October 3, 2017

    Really good and easy recipe, turned out quite tasty. However, it was quite dense, not light and fluffy. Any clue on what I must have done wrong? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 3, 2017

      Hi Ann, that is definitely unusual. It is supposed to be very soft and fluffy. I am always happy to help troubleshoot. Be sure you are measuring flour correctly and not substituting any of the ingredients. Also, be sure your baking soda and baking powder are still working and not expired. Those sound like the most likely culprits if it did not rise. I hope that helps for next time! Reply

  • Wann
    September 30, 2017

    Hie!! Is the cake airy? Or is it dense? It loook sooo niceee!! Thank you advanced Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 30, 2017

      Hi Wann, the cake is very soft and fluffy and not dense. I hope you love it! 🙂 Reply

  • Liz Green
    September 29, 2017

    Just so you all know, don’t use apple sauce in place of oil!

    I will start by saying I wanted to give this recipe a try…with a twist. Only because after reading many reviews I knew it would be wonderful as is, but I wanted to see what would happen if I subbed apple sauce for oil, and cut the sugar down to one cup. It made the cake very spongy, and took away from the pumpkin flavor. It was still plenty of sweet, but I can’t handle sweet too much. But that’s me. I am looking forward to making this again. However, following the recipe. Five stars for the ease of the recipe, and the clear directions. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 29, 2017

      Thanks for sharing your helpful tip with other readers Liz! Reply

    • kate
      October 3, 2017

      I did this as pumpkin pie spice latte cupcakes. I only baked for 20 minutes at 350. 30 minutes seems very long for cupcakes!

      I also used Pumpkin Pie Spice in place of cinnamon. Great recipe – very moist and light. Lots of pumpkin flavour. Reply

      • Natasha
        natashaskitchen
        October 3, 2017

        Thank you so much for sharing!! Reply

  • Vanya
    September 28, 2017

    Natasha, this pumpkin cake is absolutely delicious! My 4 1/2 year old son loves chocolate cake, do you know how I can make it chocolate? How much cocoa powder should I use? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 29, 2017

      Hi Vanya, I haven’t tried this with chocolate so it is really difficult to guess and give advice on that. If I were to experiment, I would probably sub some of the flour out for cocoa. Maybe 1 1/2 cups flour with 1/2 cup cocoa. That is just a guess though. If you test this cake with cocoa, let me know how it goes! I’m so curious now 🙂 Reply

  • Sara
    September 27, 2017

    Has anyone tried this in rounds and if so does the recipe need to be increased for a 2-3 layer round cake? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 27, 2017

      Hi Sara, I have not tried this as a layer cake so I can’t say for certain. I think you could make it work for a 2-layer 8 or 9″ cake and you may need to make some adjustments to the bake time since it will be 2 thinner layers. Reply

      • Sara
        September 27, 2017

        Thank you so much! I will have to let you know how it turns out. Reply

        • Natasha's Kitchen
          September 27, 2017

          My pleasure Sara! Please do! Reply

          • Sara
            October 4, 2017

            I ended up making a double layered 9×13 and it turned out wonderfully perfect. I kept everything in the fridge to keep it cool and firm while frosting it. This is a perfect cake. I am even going to make one for a fund raising dessert auction in a couple of weeks it was so amazing.

          • Natasha's Kitchen
            October 4, 2017

            Awesome! I’m glad to hear that Sara! Thanks for sharing!

  • Cristina Sanchez
    September 23, 2017

    Hi Natasha, this looks sooo good! On thanksgiving we are going to my daughter’s in laws, I have to bring the ham, “and I am going to make this cake”, I am sure is delicious, all your recipes are a success in my family. I shared with my daughter and other family members your website, now they also became your fans!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 25, 2017

      It really is so easy AND delicious! Please let me know what everyone thinks! Thanks for following and sharing the love Cristina! 🙂 Reply

  • April June
    September 17, 2017

    Absolutely love this recepie, this is going to be my birthday cake! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 17, 2017

      Awesome! I’m glad to hear you enjoy it so much! Thanks for sharing April! Reply

  • JB
    September 1, 2017

    Just made this recipe as cupcakes. They’re perfect! Flavor, consistency, the whole shebang. Made 24 cupcakes. I haven’t made the icing yet. I’ll eat a few more ‘plain’ cupcakes just to make sure they’re all OK. Thanks! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 1, 2017

      I’m so excited to hear it works well for cupcakes!! Can you share the modifications for baking temp or time? Thank you so much!! Reply

      • JB
        September 1, 2017

        No real modifications: Baked at 350 for 30 minutes.
        I’ve since made the icing, too. Love it! It’s like a REAL butter cream frosting. But the next time I use this recipe, I’ll cut the icing recipe in half. Reply

        • Natasha's Kitchen
          September 1, 2017

          I’m happy to hear that! Thanks for sharing your great review with other readers! Reply

  • Liliana
    August 26, 2017

    Made this cake yesterday for my pumpkin loving husband and it was delicious! I don’t even like pumpkin desserts but I thought this was great! Natasha – your recipes have never failed me! I’m wondering if I could use a bundt cake pan to make it look prettier. Anyway, thank you for another great recipe! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 26, 2017

      I’m so glad to hear you and your husband loved it! I haven’t tried in a bundt pan but I think it’s worth and experiment! If you test it out, let me know how you liked it. Maybe someone else has tried? Thanks in advance!! 🙂 Reply

  • Susan
    August 17, 2017

    I baked this cake for my husband who is watching his sugar levels. I used stevia instead of the sugar and of course skipped the frosting. It turned out perfect! Tastes great! He loved it!
    Thank you for sharing this recipe 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 18, 2017

      My pleasure Susan! I’m glad your husband enjoys the recipe! Thanks for sharing your wonderful review! Reply

  • Marilia
    July 5, 2017

    Amazing recipe!!!! I used coconut oil and added some ginger powder, nutmeg powder and a bit of clove powder and it resulted in the most tasteful pumpkin recipe I’ve ever made! Thanks for sharing it!!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 5, 2017

      My pleasure Marilia! I’m so glad you love it! Thanks for sharing your excellent review! Reply

    • Emma
      October 22, 2017

      Hi Marilia! I am about to make this cake for my team at work and I’m inspired by your comment to add some more spices to it. But I was wondering how much ginger and clove powder you used, do you remember? I’d very much appreciate your resonse. Thanks! Reply

  • Rajiv Kumar
    June 19, 2017

    Thanks for sharing this perfect article. It was too simple!!!!!!! It gives super delicious cake.
    I saw such beautiful cakes on the sites CakenGifts.in Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 19, 2017

      My pleasure! I hope you enjoy the recipe! Reply

  • Jenny Latif
    June 14, 2017

    Is there a sub for oil? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 14, 2017

      I haven’t experimented with anything else so I’m not sure… Reply

  • Binu
    March 14, 2017

    Tried this without the frosting, came out lovely. Will be making this again. Thanks.. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 14, 2017

      You’re welcome! Thank you for sharing your review 😀 Reply

      • milli
        June 6, 2017

        is there a substitute for cream cheese? Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          June 7, 2017

          Hi Milli, this frosting works best with cream cheese. You may just need to try a different frosting. I have a similar one on my berry tiramisu cake but I honestly like this one better 🙂 Reply

  • Maria
    January 23, 2017

    Thank you, my cake was delicious and fluffy, I added coconut and pineapple to the batter. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 23, 2017

      You’re welcome Maria! I am glad you enjoyed the recipe! Reply

  • Nichole
    January 13, 2017

    Happened upon your blog looking for an “easy pumpkin cake” recipe. Wow! It was so easy! And absolutely delicious. I used 1 cup organic cane sugar and 1/2 cup brown sugar, and used unrefined coconut oil. Turned out fantastic! Thank you for an easy recipe. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 14, 2017

      You’re welcome Nichole! Thank you for sharing. 🙂 Reply

  • Regina kennedy
    December 26, 2016

    Where is the salt? I know many people say use less salt, but recipes without it are missing something. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 26, 2016

      Hi Regina, have you tried this recipe? I’ve never noticed or had any reports that it was lacking in flavor, but you are welcome to add it if you like! I do agree about adding salt to very sweet desserts like cookies and some very sweet frostings – it helps to cut the sweetness but this is not an overly sweet cake. 🙂 Reply

      • Seta
        June 18, 2017

        I would have to disagree. I just baked the cake and tried it. It is overly sweet even for a cake. I was tempted to stop at 1 cup sugar but ended up going all the way. I did not put any frosting on top for that reason. I ended up sprinkling it with some sea salt and it helped cut the sweetness a lot. Everything else though as far as pumpkin, cinnamon flavor and moistness was spot on. Thanks so much! Reply

        • Natasha's Kitchen
          June 19, 2017

          I’m happy to hear the whole family loves the recipe! Thanks for sharing your wonderful review and I will keep your suggestion in mind! Reply

  • Miriam
    December 18, 2016

    Absolutely delicious, my son’s eyes lit up on his first bite. The sweetness is just right too. I made them into muffins instead and had them with vanilla ice cream. Thank you for the recipe. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 19, 2016

      This makes me smile! Thank you for sharing your review Miriam! Reply

  • Dharunya
    December 18, 2016

    Is it ok to skip baking soda..? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 19, 2016

      I haven’t tried it without baking soda and but I don’t think it would rise properly without it. You might try adding more baking powder but without testing that myself, I can’t really recommend it. If you try it, keep in mind, baking soda is 3 to 4 times stronger than baking powder. Reply

  • Ksusha. A
    December 9, 2016

    I have made this today for our bible study and everyone enjoyed it! I have sprinkled a bunch of walnut bits and pumpkin seeds on top. Just to make it a little more presentable. The only thing that was disappointed was that the cake was a bit bitter ( no one noticed) but i was wondering why that happened. I made my own pumpkin puree (yours). Do you think i should use canned puree instead?
    I have never tried to make keks with pumpkin so that was good to find out i dont have to toss the cute little thing after fall since i am not a big fan of pumpkin foods. It didn’t taste pumpkiny at all 🙂 was quite a nice fluffy easy thing to make on a cold winter busy day.
    Thank you Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 10, 2016

      Hi Ksusha, it should not have been bitter but I’m always happy to help troubleshoot. Did you change anything about the recipe? Using homemade puree is definitely ok and should not have caused the cake to be bitter. Did you make sure to include cinnamon in the cake? It helps to activate the baking soda – do you think that is what you were tasting? I’m not sure what else it could be. Reply

      • Ksusha. A
        December 10, 2016

        Yes that is it! I don’t have/like cinnamon so i skipped it! Thank you for a quick response. that was very helpful! Reply

  • Mary
    December 8, 2016

    I want to make for Christmas, most cakes call for sifting dry ingredients. Should I sift dry ingredients. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 8, 2016

      This recipe is pretty forgiving. It isn’t necessary to sift dry ingredients and whisking is sufficient. Enjoy! Reply

  • Alena
    November 20, 2016

    May I ask why the eggs need to be room temp? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 21, 2016

      In most baking recipes, eggs should be at room temperature. The ingredients come together more readily and you will have more consistent results in baking. Reply

      • Alena
        November 21, 2016

        Thank you 🙂 Do you have a secret of how to bring eggs to room temperature more quickly? Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          November 21, 2016

          Yes! I put them in warm water (just warm, not hot), for 10-15 minutes and that does the trick. I lightly towel dry them before using 🙂 Reply

          • Alena
            December 22, 2016

            Turned out delicious! Thanks for the great recipe!

  • Anita Shaffer
    November 18, 2016

    LOVE your recipes……….CANNOT get them to print :(:( does not stay in view long enough to print them…Anita Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 18, 2016

      Hi Anita, can you tell me which print button are you pushing (the one towards at the top of the post or at the bottom of the post in the print friendly section?) Also, what browser are you using and what device (desktop, laptop, phone)? Thanks! Reply

  • Maura
    November 12, 2016

    Delicious!!!! Second time making it in three weeks😉 First time made with your cream cheese frosting and we love the fluffy consistency and taste. I forgot to buy cream cheese this week so I’m going use a brown butter frosting. Fingers crossed that it turns out as good as the first time. Thank you Natasha for such a wonderful, easy, crowd pleasing cake. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 12, 2016

      That’s so great! I’m so happy you’re enjoying it so much 🙂 Reply

  • Nikky
    November 11, 2016

    I made this in October for Canada’s Thanksgiving Day and it was a huge success, no left over! Thanks for sharing and posting all your fun :). The only modification is reducing the sugar both in the cake and frosting. We all “licked” our dessert plates:) Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 11, 2016

      Nikky, thank you for such a nice review, I’m so glad you liked it 😬. Reply

  • Julia
    November 8, 2016

    I made this last night & loved it! How long will it stay good for?? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 8, 2016

      Hi Julia, you can cover and refrigerate for 5 to 7 days. It does keep very well in the fridge 🙂 Reply

  • Anastassiya
    November 4, 2016

    I made this cake last week for Halloween.
    I slightly adjusted the list of ingredients and added some carrots with “spice mix” spice (it mainly consists of ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon). It was a hit! We had guests over for that day and they went for the second round not even finishing the first!
    I definitely will make this cake again – it is a very hearty and warm cake – that is what we miss here in London on a regular basis.

    Thank you Natasha! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 4, 2016

      Thank you for your wonderful review! I’m so happy you enjoyed it 🙂 Reply

  • Vesi
    November 3, 2016

    So easy and quick to make! And in our opinion – better than a pumpkin pie! Thank you so much for this recipe! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 3, 2016

      You are very welcome Vesi and thank you for such a nice review 😁. Reply

  • Teresa
    November 1, 2016

    Mine is in the oven now, I added streusel topping & going to skip the frosting because my family wants it for breakfast…. so I figured I’d make a coffee cake by adding streusel. Can’t wait to try. As far as the prep, it was super easy & fast, so far 5 stars… Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 1, 2016

      I hope you love it! I’m curious to know how it works out with the streusel 🙂 Reply

  • Cecelia
    October 29, 2016

    Thank you for sharing this recipe. My grandson asked me today to make him a “pumpkin pie” cake for his birthday tomorrow! I have everything set out to make it first thing in the morning. I’m sure it will be a hit. I’ll be back to rate this and let you know what he says. Reply

    • Cecelia
      October 30, 2016

      Your cake was a great success, my grandson said I must have magic because I turned a pumpkin pie into a cake! This is definitely a 5 star recipe. Reply

      • Natasha
        natashaskitchen
        October 30, 2016

        I’m so happy to hear that!! Thank you for the wonderful review 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 30, 2016

      I look forward to hearing from you!! 🙂 I hope you both love it! Reply

  • Christina
    October 28, 2016

    Made if for the second time tonight!! First was the sheet cake and this time I made cupcakes for my baby shower tomorrow! Love how it’s not too sweet and the whipped cream cheese just adds the perfect flavor & sweetness! My in laws were fighting over the last piece!! Also, I subbed the olive oil for coconut oil (I saw someone’s comment above) and it turned out great! Super moist and fluffy 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 28, 2016

      Hi Christina! How many cupcakes did the recipe make? Can you tell I want to try that next?! 🙂 Reply

  • anya
    October 24, 2016

    this cake is super easy to make , it turned out so good, specially on a second day and cold …yummy , my daughter and husband were kind of fighting about last piece ( who was going to eat it for breakfast) what I like about this cake: its tasty, but doesn’t have very strong taste of pumpkin, it tastes like a good carrot cake. the cream goes very well with the cake, cake is so moist and soft. just perfect !!! going to make it more often now , thanks for the good recipe Natasha ! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 24, 2016

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for the wonderful review! 🙂 Reply

  • Kati
    October 22, 2016

    This recipe is to die for! First time making it andit came out to be super good!!! I am definitely doing it again!!!! Thank you Natasha!!! Reply

    • Kati
      October 22, 2016

      I forgot to give this recipie a 5 star! So im doing it now!! Reply

      • Natasha
        natashaskitchen
        October 22, 2016

        Thank you so much! 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 22, 2016

      Oh awesome!! I’m so happy you loved it! 🙂 Reply

  • Farida
    October 20, 2016

    This cake looks delicious. I would like to add some walnuts and raisins. Also I will try doing cupcakes. And I love pumpkin seeds. Maybe stick some on top of the cake or muffins.
    I think I will skip the frosting…less sugar .
    And see the end results.
    I hope it all sounds ok . … Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 20, 2016

      Hi Farida, I hope you love it. I haven’t tested those modifications so I’d be curious to know how it turns out for you 🙂 Reply

  • Denise
    October 20, 2016

    Could I substitute coconut oil (non-flavored) for the regular oil in this recipe? I do not consume any of the processed, refined oils on the market, and my olive oil is way to expensive to put a cup of it in this cake. Coconut oil would be ideal. Thanks! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 20, 2016

      Hi Denise, to be honest, I haven’t tested it with unflavored coconut oil so I can’t say for sure how it would affect the recipe. I imagine it would work and if you test it out, please let me know how it works out. Others may have the same question. Thank you so much and I hope you love it! Reply

  • Lw
    October 17, 2016

    Thank you!!! I am pregnant and was craving something, this was it! I might have it for breakfast😀 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 17, 2016

      Let me know how it turns out 😀. Reply

  • Viktoriya
    October 9, 2016

    Hi, Natasha)
    this past week my girl went to pumpkin patch with her class, where she got a cute little pumpkin. i promised that i will help her make your version of pumpkin cake. So, we made pumpkin puree following your instructions. Ended up having two 15 oz zip bags of puree. My daughter, who is 5, made it with my help. she decorated it with walnut pieces on top of cream) yum!yum!
    mois, fluffy and just the right amount of pumpkin in the cake)
    thanks for another no-fail recipe)
    be blessed! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 10, 2016

      Awww!! That is the sweetest thing ever! 🙂 Reply

  • Marta
    October 6, 2016

    Natasha, I saw in another comment you made this cake into a roll. Do you some quick instructions on how to do that to share with me?? 🙂 I made this and brought half to work and it was an enormous hit! I’d like to try a fancier look. Thank you! You and your husband have a gift and we have always enjoyed every recipe we’ve tried- and we’ve tried a lot 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 6, 2016

      Hi Marta! I’m so happy you liked it! It’s been awhile since I tried it that way and I even forgot that I had made it into a roll! I really need to do it again! It would be perfect timing. Thanks for the reminder! 🙂 Reply

  • Ann
    October 4, 2016

    I’m wondering why there is no salt in this recipe? I also would add more spices, clove and ginger… Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 5, 2016

      Hi Ann, it isn’t necessary in this recipe but you are welcome to add salt or whatever spices you like 🙂 Reply

  • Olga
    October 2, 2016

    Hello,Natasha. Thank you for this recipe, I made it couple days ago and we liked it. God bless you Natasha. 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 3, 2016

      Thank you! 🙂 I’m so happy you liked it 🙂 Reply

  • Mary-Kate
    September 30, 2016

    Just wondering if this cake will freeze well? Thank-you!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 30, 2016

      Hi Mary-Kate! I haven’t tried freezing it so I can’t say for sure, but I think it would work to freeze it. Reply

      • Mary-Kate
        October 23, 2016

        I froze the cakes I made and they thawed beautifully and tasted wonderful! I made homemade purée which kept the cake so light! The only critique I got from my husband and a few others was that the icing kind of undermined the deliciousness of the cake which they said was so good it didn’t need icing! I ended up using my extra icing on some drier/ denser zucchini bread. Anyway, thanks for an amazing recipe. I will definitely be using this one again! Reply

  • Jessica Peyton
    September 20, 2016

    I have a question about the order of mixing ingredients. When I make pumpkin bread, I usually mix the sugar and the oil first, then add the eggs, and then the pumpkin puree, and use that as the wet mixture. The thing is that I’m trying to make more of a cake this time as opposed to a bread, so I’m wondering if this is the step that makes a difference in the texture? Would you suggest cake flour as a possible alternative? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 20, 2016

      Jessica, without trying the recipe you are talking about its really hard to guess. Sorry I can’t be more helpful. Reply

  • Stefanie
    September 18, 2016

    Absolutely amazing! Actually pumpkin taste and super easy. I wil make this again and again. Perhaps today as last nights is gone already! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 18, 2016

      That’s so great Stephanie! It sounds like you have a new favorite! Reply

  • Zoryana
    September 17, 2016

    Every time I make this cake I’m in trouble! I end up eating 99% of it! 🙈 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 17, 2016

      Ha ha! I have the answer! Invite me over next time and I’ll help lol. I’m so happy you like it! Reply

  • Erica
    September 11, 2016

    OMG. Moist and delicious! My family loves this cake! We didn’t even use frosting. This recipe is definitely a keeper! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 11, 2016

      Erica, thank you for such a nice review, I’m so glad everyone loves the recipe 😀. Reply

  • Rob
    September 5, 2016

    This is fantastic, moist and flavorful and easy. I added half a tsp. of ginger and half a tsp. of ground cardamom. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 5, 2016

      I’m so happy you loved it! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review! Reply

  • Leonie Keatley
    August 31, 2016

    I was looking for ways to use up my pumpkins .. as I don’t like pumpkin in general .. and although I already have pumpkin cake recipes this was by far the best recipe.I made a double mixture of this recipe and divided it between 2 8 inch square cake pans. So easy to make and the flavour and texture was worthy of a show cake .. and, yes, I did use to do show cooking. Thankyou for sharing. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 31, 2016

      Leonie, I’m so happy to hear that 😀! Thank you for sharing your great review! Reply

  • February 12, 2016

    Delicious cake!
    Thank you so much Natasha!:):) Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 12, 2016

      Thank you so much for the awesome review! I’m so happy you liked it. Also, your etsy shop with crochet toys – wow! Those are darling! Reply

  • Olya
    November 28, 2015

    I loved it! It’s so good! Perfect texture, sweetness and super easy to make! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 28, 2015

      I’m so happy you loved it! I actually made this again for Thanksgiving and turned it into a roll. 🙂 Thank you for the awesome review! Reply

  • Natasha
    November 27, 2015

    I made cupcakes out of this batter. Everyone loved it. Especially my kids. Thank you for this easy recipe and taste delicious! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 27, 2015

      Natasha, what a great idea, I should try that 😀 . How many cupcakes did the recipe yield and did you make any changes to the recipe? Reply

  • Selena
    November 25, 2015

    Would I be able to use neufchatel cheese instead of cream cheese? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 25, 2015

      Hi Selena, neufchâtel cheese is pretty much the same as cream cheese so yes 🙂 Reply

      • Hadrian Attard Bezzina
        September 7, 2016

        Delicious cake ! I adabted this recipe to gluten and dairy free. I used gluten free plain flour and wiped coconut cream for the topping. Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          September 7, 2016

          Wow that sounds pretty amazing with whipped coconut cream!! What else did you put into the cream? Reply

  • hanna
    November 23, 2015

    Hi in some recipes sugar must be mixed with butter and sugar.how would it change the texture? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 23, 2015

      I haven’t tried this cake that way so I’m not sure how it will affect the texture of the cake if at all. I do know that it isn’t necessary in this cake. It’s the perfect combination of moist and fluffy 🙂 Reply

  • Larisa
    November 21, 2015

    I made this cake couple days ago and it got a 5 star review! My coworkers and sisters loved it also. Usually I’m not a fan of pumkin anything, but this was definitely a recipe to keep. In fact, I’m planning to make it again today. Will take to church tomorrow :). Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 21, 2015

      Larisa, thank you for such a great review 😃. I will be making it again for our Thanksgiving dinner. Reply

  • Angelika
    November 14, 2015

    Made this today. One of the best out of all the pumpkin recipes I’ve tried. Thanks for the amazing recipe!!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 14, 2015

      Music to my ears :). Thanks for the awesome review! Reply

  • Eleni
    November 14, 2015

    In such a short time, such a yummy cake! I really enjoyed it and so did my family! Thank you Natasha!
    Im new to cream cheese frosting, how long can it last outside the fridge? And I was also wondering if fat free cream cheese would change the taste of the frosting?
    Everything was delicious and I look forward to try more of your recipes! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 14, 2015

      I haven’t tried fat free cream cheese so I’m not sure if that would work as well. I have kept it at room temperature for 5-6 hours and it was still good. You don’t want it to be at room temperature too long though since it is a dairy based frosting. Reply

  • Lorraine
    November 12, 2015

    ANOTHER DO OVER!!!! My first home made from scratch cake EVER! Yummy. Posting a photo on facebook via hashtag. Thanks for another great recipe. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 12, 2015

      Lorraine, thank you for such a nice review and you are welcome 😀 . Reply

  • Svetlana
    November 11, 2015

    This turned out so so so good! And so incredibly easy to make! I only wish my frosting turned out as fluffy as yours. Mine was more crumbly but it didn’t matter cause it was finger licking good! Thanks for the great and easy to follow recipes :)) Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 11, 2015

      Hi Svetlana :). Thanks for the wonderful review! By crumbly, do you mean chunky? Could it be that your butter and cream cheese were not at room temperature? those are usually the main culprits. Hope that helps for next time! 🙂 Reply

  • Alina
    November 9, 2015

    This cake is amazing! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 9, 2015

      Isn’t it? We’re crazy about it. 🙂 Thanks so much for the awesome review! Reply

  • Maria
    November 8, 2015

    My pumpkin is in the oven, for homemade puree (thank you for this recipe!) Now I’m thinking of making this cake, but without frosting. I think to add some craisins and nuts and make it in the english cake pans, like banana bread. Did you ever try this? We just don’t like frosting, because of too many calories into it… Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 8, 2015

      I have not tried baking it that way but it sure sounds delicious the way you are describing it. If you do test it that way, do let me know how it works out. I’d love to try it too! Reply

  • Lisa
    November 7, 2015

    Can not WAIT to make this! I am just about to make my own pumpkin puree too, which I have done the last three years and was inspired by you. It’s so great to have it on hand, whether it’s for one of your delicious recipes or a soup! Thanks for all your hard work xx Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 7, 2015

      Thank you for the encouraging words Lisa and I would love to hear your feedback on the cake once you make it 😀 . Reply

  • Valentina N
    November 6, 2015

    Wow. This is SO good. Like you said so easy and so moist and not over the top sweet. PERFECT. My husband loves pumpkin and I think this is a new favorite! Will be making this again and again! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 6, 2015

      Valentiina, thank you for such a nice review, after reading your comment I wish we had some leftovers right now 😀 . Reply

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