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Our Favorite Pumpkin Cakes

Fall in love with our seasonal pumpkin cake recipes.

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Pumpkin Pie CakeTaste of Home

Pumpkin Pie Cake

No one will guess this showstopper dessert with luscious cinnamon frosting starts with a mix! It's a year-round favorite. Linda Murray, Allenstown, New Hampshire

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Hot Chocolate Pumpkin CakeTaste of Home

Hot Chocolate Pumpkin Cake

Hot chocolate is my go-to winter indulgence. To go with it, I like this moist pumpkin cake dusted with cocoa for an extra chocolate boost. Colleen Delawder, Herndon, Virginia

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Pumpkin Streusel CupcakesTaste of Home

Pumpkin Streusel Cupcakes

A delicious crumb filling becomes the center of attention inside these yummy confections that taste like pumpkin bread. Donna Gish, Blue Springs, Missouri

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Apple-Pumpkin Upside-Down CakeTaste of Home

Apple-Pumpkin Upside-Down Cake

We love the combination of classic fall fruits in this cake. I bake the apples on the bottom to keep them plump and moist, then flip the cake so they're on top. This is best served warm with vanilla ice cream, but we enjoy digging in any time of day. Christina Yahraes, San Francisco, California

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip CakeTaste of Home

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake

I have been baking this cake for friends and neighbors for years. It's an easy to make-and-take treat. Kellie Moore, Fort Collins, Colorado

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Chocolate-Caramel Pumpkin TorteTaste of Home

Chocolate-Caramel Pumpkin Torte

I'm pretty proud to say this is one of my first experiments in the kitchen that turned out "to-die-for" delicious. The key is to let the cake cool completely before cutting and assembling with the frostings. Lauren Brennan, Hood River, Oregon

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Pumpkin Chip CupcakesTaste of Home

Pumpkin Chip Cupcakes

I love these cupcakes that are loaded with chocolate chips and chopped walnuts. My mom makes them for dessert on special occasions or for a sweet autumn snack.-Jacinta Ransom, South Haven, Michigan

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Pumpkin Icebox CakeTaste of Home

Pumpkin Icebox Cake

This tube cake is a fun, simple way to make a quick dessert. Pumpkin, chocolate and spice are very nice. Juli Meyers, Hinesville, Georgia

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Pumpkin Cranberry CheesecakeTaste of Home

Pumpkin Cranberry Cheesecake

One Thanksgiving, I was eating pumpkin pie and decided to have some cranberry sauce with it. I loved the combination so much, I experimented and came up with a two-tone cheesecake that has a ruby-red layer at the bottom. John Abraham, Boca Raton, Florida

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Favorite Pumpkin Cake RollTaste of Home

Favorite Pumpkin Cake Roll

This pumpkin roll recipe is great to keep in the freezer for a quick dessert for my family or unexpected guests, to take to a gathering or to give as a yummy gift. The recipe is in such demand, I use a 29-ounce can of pumpkin to make four cake rolls at a time. Erica Berchtold, Freeport, Illinois

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Pumpkin Cake with Whipped Cinnamon FrostingTaste of Home

Pumpkin Cake with Whipped Cinnamon Frosting

My mom made this for me, and one bite can completely take me back to my childhood. You can easily convert it into a great carrot cake recipe: just use grated carrots in place of pumpkin and add raisins. Melissa Pelkey Hass, Waleska, Georgia

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Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes with Whipped CreamTaste of Home

Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes with Whipped Cream

I combined my two loves, cupcakes and pie, into one amazing treat. These pumpkin cupcakes have a piecrust bottom and a snow white topping. Julie Herrera-Lemler, Rochester, Minnesota

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Ganache-Topped Pumpkin Layer CakeTaste of Home

Ganache-Topped Pumpkin Layer Cake

My dreamy pumpkin cake with cream cheese filling and rich chocolate ganache is perfect for any autumnal gathering. Michelle Sorensen, Bountiful, Utah

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Purple-Ribbon Pumpkin CakeTaste of Home

Purple-Ribbon Pumpkin Cake

I belong to a Christmas village collectors' club and we all bring a potluck dish to our monthy meetings. The cake is always a hit. It's one of my family's favorite Thanksgiving desserts, too, and disappears before the pumpkin pie does. Debby Powers, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

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Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cream Cheese FrostingTaste of Home

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

This is a wonderful recipe I discovered and changed a bit to suit my taste. I love the flavor of pumpkin and the cinnamon makes ordinary cream cheese frosting extra special. When I made a batch for my husband to take to work, he said they disappeared in record time. Debbie Wiggins, Longmont, Colorado

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Mini Pumpkin CakesTaste of Home

Mini Pumpkin Cakes

I saw these cute cakes at a local grocery store and decided to make my own version at home. Theyre a hit at any fall gathering. Jennifer Dorff, Waukesha, Wisconsin

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Miniature Pumpkin Cake TowersTaste of Home

Miniature Pumpkin Cake Towers

I make these pumpkin treats every autumn and they are gone in minutes. The spice combination is perfect for fall, and it is all wrapped up in a pretty little cake.Deb Lyon, Bangor, Pennsylvania

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Cranberry-Pumpkin Spice CakeTaste of Home

Cranberry-Pumpkin Spice Cake

Even though this is a light dessert, my kids love it. Since it's so popular, I stock up on canned pumpkin in the fall when it's on sale so I can make it all year long. Cami LaForge, Murray, Utah

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Pumpkin Cheesecake PieTaste of Home

Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie

If youre looking for a classic autumn dessert, try this pumpkiny cheesecake pie. Its a winner at potlucks and on the Thanksgiving table. The gingersnap crust forms a spicy-sweet foundation. Sharon Crockett, La Palma, California

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Pumpkin Chip Cake with WalnutsTaste of Home

Pumpkin Chip Cake with Walnuts

My grandmother gave me this family recipe. After a few changes, I made the treat even healthier and tastier. Holidays wouldnt be the same without it!Amy Bridgewater, Aztec, New Mexico

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Pumpkin Bread Pudding CupcakesTaste of Home

Pumpkin Bread Pudding Cupcakes

Every fall when I was young, my mom made bread pudding cupcakes. Today I keep up her tradition with my daughter and three grandkids by baking these treats. Terrel Porter-Smith, Los Osos, California

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Pumpkin FruitcakeTaste of Home

Pumpkin Fruitcake

I make this fruity cake many times between Thanksgiving and Christmas. The dense cake has wonderful pumpkin flavor and is flecked with pecans, dates, raisins and cherries. Janet Hradsky, Three Rivers, Michigan

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Pumpkin CheesecakeTaste of Home

Pumpkin Cheesecake

When I was young we produced several ingredients for this longtime favorite on the farm. We raised pumpkins in our large vegetable garden, and made homemade butter and lots of sour cream using milk from our dairy herd. Evonne Wurmnest, Normal, Illinois

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Pumpkin Cake RollTaste of Home

Pumpkin Cake Roll

This dessert is delicious, especially if you love cream cheese and pumpkin the way I do. Elizabeth Montgomery, Allston, Massachusetts

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Pumpkin TorteTaste of Home

Pumpkin Torte

This beautiful layered cake has a creamy filling with a mild pumpkin flavor and a little spice. It's quick and always turns out so well. The nuts and caramel topping add a nice finishing touch. Trixie Fisher, Piqua, Ohio

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Pumpkin Spice CheesecakeTaste of Home

Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake

My improved dessert combines two things I love: pumpkin and cheesecake. This better-for-you version is the perfect ending to a wonderful meal. Visit my blog at www.HealthifiedMom.com for more great recipes like this one! Top with whipped cream, chocolate drizzle, or whatever your little heart desires!—Jenny Dubinsky, Inwood, West Virginia

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Frosted Harvest CakeTaste of Home

Frosted Harvest Cake

These lightly spiced pumpkin brownies are a nice change from the typical dessert. Iola Egle, McCook, Nebraska

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No-Bake Pumpkin CheesecakeTaste of Home

No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake

It takes mere minutes for Leila Flavell of Bulyea, Saskatchewan to ad holiday flair to a no-bake cheesecake. She used canned pumpkin and spices to dress up the mix with thick, creamy results.

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Walnut Pumpkin Cake RollTaste of Home

Walnut Pumpkin Cake Roll

This is one of my family's favorite dessert recipes, especially for holiday gatherings. Mary Gecha, Center Rutland, Vermont

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Cardamom Pumpkin Pudding CakeTaste of Home

Cardamom Pumpkin Pudding Cake

This no-egg cake is quick, easy and bursting with flavor. I like to serve it with ice cream or whipped cream. J. Fleming, Almonte, Ontario

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Ginger Pumpkin CheesecakeTaste of Home

Ginger Pumpkin Cheesecake

Ginger is a favorite fall flavor that I couldn't resist adding to the season's best dessert: pumpkin cheesecake. —Kathy Kuehn, Piedmont, South Carolina

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Cream-Filled Pumpkin CupcakesTaste of Home

Cream-Filled Pumpkin Cupcakes

Here's a charming use for pumpkin. Bursting with flavor and plenty of eye-catching appeal, these sweet and spicy filled cupcakes are bound to dazzle your family any time of the year. Ali Johnson, Petersburg, Pennsylvania

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Moist Pumpkin Tube CakeTaste of Home

Moist Pumpkin Tube Cake

This pumpkin cake recipe is perfect for fall. As it bakes, the aroma fills the house with a spicy scent. Virginia Loew, Leesburg, Florida

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Marbled Pumpkin CheesecakeTaste of Home

Marbled Pumpkin Cheesecake

A gingersnap crust pairs well with the pumpkin and cream cheese filling. Judy Shatzer, Upper Strasburg, Pennsylvania

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Contest-Winning Pumpkin Coffee CakeTaste of Home

Contest-Winning Pumpkin Coffee Cake

It's tough to resist a second piece of this delightful treat with its comforting flavor. It's a breeze to throw together because it calls for pound cake mix and canned pumpkin. Sarah Steele Moulton, Alabama

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White Chocolate Pumpkin CheesecakeTaste of Home

White Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake

Although my family enjoys all of the dishes I serve on Thanksgiving Day, it's this rich and creamy cheesecake they look forward to the most. Joyce Schmidt, Lilburn, Georgia

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Pumpkin Spice CupcakesTaste of Home

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

I make these flavorful pumpkin cupcakes each Halloween, but they're wonderful year-round. Amber Butzer, Gladstone, Oregon

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Pumpkin Cheesecake DeluxeTaste of Home

Pumpkin Cheesecake Deluxe

I developed this recipe out of my love for cheesecake and my family's love for pumpkin pie. I made it for Thanksgiving and every morsel was devoured. My family wished I had made two! Andrea Quiroz, Chicago, Illinois

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Pumpkin Walnut CheesecakeTaste of Home

Pumpkin Walnut Cheesecake

One of my friends gave me this recipe, and it quickly became a family favorite. I especially love making this dessert for Thanksgiving. But be forewarnedyou cant eat just one slice! Susan Garoutte, Georgetown, Texas

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Surprise Pumpkin CupcakesTaste of Home

Surprise Pumpkin Cupcakes

I like to share these little pumpkin cakes at work. Cupcakes are the perfect workplace treat because they're already wrapped up and so easy to eat. Kathleen Dimmich, Easton, Pennsylvania

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Pumpkin-Citrus Tube CakeTaste of Home

Pumpkin-Citrus Tube Cake

I was determined to make a healthier version of this pumpkin- and spice-laden cake. Judging by the compliments, it worked. Even a picky 4-year-old eater asked for more.Krista Frank, Rhododendron, Oregon

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Moist Maple Pumpkin CheesecakeTaste of Home

Moist Maple Pumpkin Cheesecake

I saw this recipe in a free booklet I got at the supermarket a few years ago and decided to try it, adding a few twists of my own. Its pretty and so delicious. Elmira Trombetti, Gulfport, Florida

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Sour Cream Pumpkin CakeTaste of Home

Sour Cream Pumpkin Cake

The nicely spiced streusel in the center of this cake is a marvelous surprise and complement to the cinnamony pumpkin cake. It's delicious for breakfast or dessert. Elaine Holmberg, Norfolk, Nebraska

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Turtle Pumpkin CheesecakeTaste of Home

Turtle Pumpkin Cheesecake

When it comes to Thanksgiving desserts, I can never decide which one I like best: pumpkin pie or cheesecake? So, I decided to put the two togetherwith a special twistand got this delicious result. Yvonne Starlin, Hermitage, Tennessee

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Spiced Pumpkin-Swirl CheesecakeTaste of Home

Spiced Pumpkin-Swirl Cheesecake

I have to give my husband credit for this cheesecake. He found a recipe like it and asked if I could make it for him. I always make it for his birthday, and my young daughter loves to help. Monika Walsh, Monterey, California

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Rum-Glazed Pumpkin CakeTaste of Home

Rum-Glazed Pumpkin Cake

For years, my co-workers were taste testers as I worked on a recipe for pumpkin cake. This version wins, hands down. Gilda Smith, Santee, California

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Gingersnap Pumpkin CakeTaste of Home

Gingersnap Pumpkin Cake

It just so happened that on the first day that really felt like fall, we were getting together with friends. I had to make this pumpkin cake. Koni Brewer, Fort Worth, Texas

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Autumn Pumpkin CupcakesTaste of Home

Autumn Pumpkin Cupcakes

These little pumpkin cupcakes are capped with cream cheese frosting and drizzled with a homemade salted caramel sauce. I like to make the caramel sauce in advance and keep it in the fridge till dessert. Wendy Rusch, Trego, Wisconsin

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Double-Layer Pumpkin CheesecakeTaste of Home

Double-Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake

I thought cheesecake and pumpkin pie would be amazing together. This creamy combo won a prize in our local pie contest, so I guess the judges agreed! Noel Ferry, Perkasie, Pennsylvania

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip CakeTaste of Home

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake

I have been baking this cake for friends and neighbors for years. It's an easy to make-and-take treat. Kellie Moore, Fort Collins, Colorado

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Mom's Best Pumpkin CheesecakeTaste of Home

Mom's Best Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin swirls not only turn this fall cheesecake into a showstopper, but they also seem to make it more delicious! Jami Geittmann, Greendale, Wisconsin

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Caramel Pecan Pumpkin CakeTaste of Home

Caramel Pecan Pumpkin Cake

Think slow cooker as a cake-maker for some seriously yummy dessert that is easy enough for Sunday brunch and tasty enough for Thanksgiving Dayand frees up oven space on holidays, too. Julie Peterson, Crofton, Maryland

Rashanda Cobbins
When Rashanda’s not tasting and perfecting Taste of Home’s recipes, you’ll find this food editor sifting through our recipe collection, curating digital content or tracking the latest culinary trends. While studying for her bachelor’s degree in culinary arts, Rashanda interned in Southern Living’s test kitchen and later spent nearly a decade developing recipes and food content at ConAgra Brands. In her spare time, she loves scoping out local farmers markets and having picnics in the park.

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