Pumpkin Layer Cake

What is a Pumpkin Layer Cake?

This easy recipe is loaded with warm spices, filled and frosted with cream cheese frosting, and topped with a caramel drizzle. Perfect for pumpkin season!

Simple Ingredients

You'll need a few ingredients to make this easy recipe, so round them up and let's get started!

Mix the Wet Ingredients

Whisk together the brown sugar, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, eggs, and pumpkin puree.

Mix the Dry Ingredients

Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and salt.


Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until smooth.


Divide the cake batter between the prepared cake pans and bake for 18-23 minutes. Then let cool.

Make the Frosting

Beat together the cream cheese and butter, then add the powdered sugar, vanilla.

Level and Layer

Cut the domes from the cakes, and place first layer on serving plate. Spread frosting, add second layer, top with more frosting, and add last layer.

Frost the Cake

Frost the top and outside of the cake with the remaining cream cheese frosting.


Drizzle caramel sauce around the sides of the cake and pipe shells of frosting around the top edge.


Garnish with candy pumpkins, if desired. Then, slice and serve.

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