Pumpkin Spice Cake Recipe!

Hey beaut's!

It's finally pumpkin season, and if you truly want to experience autumn in all it's glory then baking a pumpkin spice cake is essential. I have to say I absolutely loved creating this cake, I have been feeling a little bit meh this weekend after finding out on Friday that I could be losing my job soon (cheers covid) so combining my love for baking and autumn was sure to cheer me up, and it actually did! This cake is made up of all those delicious autumnal spices plus the addition of pumpkin puree and I finished the cake off with some yummy vanilla buttercream and some cute Halloween sweetie decorations!

What You Will Need For The Pumpkin Spiced Cake
110g Unsalted Butter
180ml Milk
250g Pumpkin Puree (I Got Mine HERE)
2 Eggs
200g Caster Sugar
70g Light Brown Sugar
280g Plain Flour
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Nutmeg
1/2 tsp Ginger
1/2 tsp Mixed Spice
1 tbsp Baking Powder
1/2 Bicarbonate Of Soda
Pinch Of Salt 

What You Will Need For The Buttercream
200g Unsalted Butter
450g Icing Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
Splash Of Milk
Halloween Sprinkles/Sweets For Decorating.

How To - Pumpkin Spice Cake 
1. Pre-heat your oven to gas mark 4 and line two cake tins with baking paper.
2. In a large bowl, cream together the caster sugar and brown sugar with the butter, when smooth add in the eggs, milk and pumpkin puree and give it a little mix to combine.
3. Next, add in all of your dry ingredients and carefully mix the cake batter to combine, this is quite a loose/runny batter so don't be alarmed if  you think it's to loose.
4. Bake in the oven for around 25-30 minutes or until the top is springy to touch.

How To - Buttercream 
1. In a large bowl or standing mixer, beat the butter until it becomes super light in colour and whippy, then start adding the icing sugar slowly to avoid the dreaded icing sugar cloud and mix again until combined. As usual if the buttercream is too stiff then pop in some milk until you get your desired consistency.
2. Pipe or spoon the buttercream between the two sponges and sandwich them together, then you can decorate the top of the cake how you like, I piped on some swirls with my left over buttercream and then topped the swirls with a mixture of Halloween sprinkles and candy corn sweeties, and voila!
This really is quite a simple but effective bake, it has quite a similar taste and texture to a carrot cake if I'm honest with a slight autumnal twist with the added pumpkin, it's delicious! It would make a great Halloween centre piece too, if your having a spooky movie night with your family at home, because let's face it, Halloween is going to be super different this year so why not make the most of it at home if you can.



  1. This looks like the ultimate cake! And pumpkin flavour too - what can go wrong?!
    Amber | www.amberatlanta.blogspot.co.uk

  2. I've actually never tried anything with pumpkin spice in it before, so I feel like I need to make this just so I can get in on the pumpkin hype haha! Another great bake xx

    Hannah | https://luxuryblush.co.uk/

  3. Thanks for sharing, this cake looks amazing :)

    Nic | Nic's Adventures & Bakes


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