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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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 50 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    10 servings


  • 1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • Hot caramel ice cream topping, warmed


  • In a large bowl, beat the pumpkin, sugar, oil and eggs until well blended. Combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and ginger; gradually beat into pumpkin mixture until blended. Transfer to 2 greased 15x10x1-in. baking pans; spread batter evenly in pans.
  • Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on wire racks.
  • For filling, in a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, shortening and butter until light and fluffy. Beat in the milk, cinnamon and vanilla. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar until smooth.
  • Using a 3-in. round cookie cutter, cut out 30 circles from cakes. Spread 1 cup filling over 10 cake circles. Repeat. Top with remaining cakes. Pipe remaining filling over tops. Store in the refrigerator. Garnish with ice cream topping.
Nutrition Facts
1 cake tower: 830 calories, 46g fat (15g saturated fat), 134mg cholesterol, 361mg sodium, 100g carbohydrate (76g sugars, 3g fiber), 8g protein.

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  • April
    Oct 8, 2020

    I can’t believe there are no reviews! I’ve been making these for years. They are extremely popular with the pumpkin lovers. They are extremely delicious. Perfect icing. I made them for a baby shower and got tons of compliments. I’ll be making them again and again.