Pumpkin Sheet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

If you try any new pumpkin spice recipe this season, make it this pumpkin sheet cake with cream cheese frosting. It’s sweet, moist, and flavorful. Plus, it makes your whole house smell like pumpkin. So good!

We love our pumpkin desserts and have shared several pumpkin spice recipes over the years. Some of our favorites are Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte Instant Pot Pumpkin CheesecakeChocolate Pumpkin Spice Fudgepumpkin spice cookies with vanilla glazeMini Pumpkin Cheesecakesand Whole Wheat Pumpkin Pancakes. If you are looking for a savory pumpkin dish, we suggest easy pumpkin soup. Yum.

This pumpkin sheet cake with cream cheese frosting is the perfect way to welcome fall and all things pumpkin spice. The pumpkin pie flavor is perfect for a holiday meal like thanksgiving or christmas. It's also easy enough to whip up for a pot luck.
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Pumpkin Sheet Cake topped with Cream Cheese Frosting

This cake is really easy to whip together and makes a great dessert to bring to a dinner party, pot luck, or holiday dinner. It also makes a really fun alternative to classic pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving or Christmas.

The gooey cream cheese frosting is perfectly sweet and compliments the pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice really well.

This pumpkin sheet cake with cream cheese frosting is the perfect way to welcome fall and all things pumpkin spice. The pumpkin pie flavor is perfect for a holiday meal like thanksgiving or christmas. It's also easy enough to whip up for a pot luck.

How long does pumpkin sheet cake stay fresh?

This pumpkin sheet cake stays fresh in the fridge for up to 1 week, so feel free to just make it for yourself and enjoy cake with your coffee (don’t forget the homemade pumpkin creamer) every morning. I’ll admit it, that’s what I did. You can also freeze individual slices to enjoy whenever you have a pumpkin sheet cake craving.

Can I freeze pumpkin sheet cake with cream cheese frosting?

Yes. Wrap the cooled and frosted cake in two layers of foil. Label and date the foil with a permanente marker. Freeze up to 3 months. If you want to defost individual slices, then cut the cake into slices before freezing and wrap them each in their own foil.

This pumpkin sheet cake with cream cheese frosting is the perfect way to welcome fall and all things pumpkin spice. The pumpkin pie flavor is perfect for a holiday meal like thanksgiving or christmas. It's also easy enough to whip up for a pot luck.

What is pumpkin puree?

Canned pumpkin puree is simply cooked and pureed pumpkin. It is pure pumpkin without anything added to it. 

Can I substitute pure pumpkin for pumpkin puree?

Yes. Simply replace an equal amount of freshly cooked and pureed pumpkin for the canned pumpkin.

What is pumpkin spice made of?

Pumpkin spice is made of a combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and allspice. You can make our own pumpkin pie spice or buy a pumpkin spice blend at the grocery store.

A slice of pumpkin sheet cake with cream cheese frosting with the fork sticking out of the top of the cake.
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Pumpkin Sheet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

If you try any new pumpkin spice recipe this season, make it this pumpkin sheet cake with cream cheese frosting. It's sweet, moist, and flavorful. Plus, it makes your whole house smell like pumpkin. So good!

Course Dessert Recipes
Cuisine American
Keyword pumpkin pie sheet cake, pumpkin sheet cake, pumpkin sheet cake recipe, pumpkin sheet cake with cream cheese frosting, pumpkin spice sheet cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 15 people
Calories 548 kcal
Author Aileen

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 15-ounce can pumpkin puree
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • For the frosting:
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup 1 stick butter softened
  • 16 ounce package powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13 cake pan and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer or in a large bowl with a hand mixer, mix together pumpkin, sugar, oil, and eggs until fully incorporated.
  4. Add the dry mixture into the wet mixture and mix well.
  5. Pour the cake batter into the greased cake pan.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until a fork inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
  7. Allow the pumpkin sheet cake to fully cool and frost with the cream cheese frosting.
  8. To make the cream cheese frosting: cream together the cream cheese and butter with a hand or stand mixer. Add in the powdered sugar and vanilla extract. Mix well.
  9. Refrigerate any uneaten portion of the pumpkin sheet cake with cream cheese frosting.
Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Sheet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 548 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 17g
Cholesterol 81mg27%
Sodium 356mg15%
Carbohydrates 73g24%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 58g64%
Protein 5g10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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