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An unbelievably moist and dense pumpkin apple spice cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting made from scratch and perfect for the fall and holiday seasons. Recipe by Dash of Jazz

Pumpkin Apple Spice Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

A deliciously moist spice cake with pumpkin and apples, topped with maple cream cheese frosting

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cream cheese frosting, fall dessert recipe, pumpkin cake, pumpkin spice cake, Thanksgiving cake, Thanksgiving dessert recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 12 slices
Calories 372 kcal

Ingredients

Cake

  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon clove
  • ½ teaspoon ginger
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 ¾ cup brown sugar packed
  • ½ can pumpkin puree
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ¼ cup butter melted
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 small apple (about six inches in diameter)

Frosting

  • 1 ¼ cup powdered sugar sifted
  • 6 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 3 tablespoons butter melted
  • 2 tablespoons Maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Instructions

For the Pumpkin Apple Spice Bundt Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a bundt pan and set aside.

  2. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, clove, ginger, nutmeg, and sea salt and whisk together until uniform in appearance.

  3. In another bowl, combine brown sugar, pumpkin puree, milk, butter, eggs, and vanilla extract until uniform.

  4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until just combined and no dry pockets remain. Peel and shred apple then mix into cake batter.

  5. Transfer batter to prepared bundt pan and bake on center oven rack for about 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into multiple parts of the cake comes out clean. Cool for about 10 minutes in pan then remove and allow to cool completely.

For the Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. Meanwhile, beat powdered sugar, cream cheese, butter, maple syrup, and vanilla extract until fluffy, glossy, and uniform (about four minutes). Frost cooled cake as desired.

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Recipe Notes

Adapted from Sally's Baking Addiction's Super Moist Spice Cake

Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Apple Spice Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting
Amount Per Serving
Calories 372 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 72mg24%
Sodium 302mg13%
Potassium 194mg6%
Carbohydrates 72g24%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 49g54%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 3058IU61%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 121mg12%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.