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Orange Pumpkin Cake with Brown Butter Frosting

Have some leftover pumpkin you’re trying to use up? This recipe is perfect for that! Quick, simple, and tasty.

1 ½ C sugar
1 C canned pumpkin
½ C orange juice
½ C oil
2 eggs
2 tsp orange zest
2 C flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt

2/3 C butter
4 C powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
4-6 Tbsp milk (or more as needed)


Combine first six ingredients until well blended.

Sift together remaining dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda and salt).

Mix together wet and dry ingredients.

Put in desired baking dish and bake at 350 until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

(Baking time varies by size of pan. Original recipe called for 15x10x1 inch pan for 18-22 minutes. I baked it in a 16x12x1 inch pan for 17-18 minutes).


Melt butter in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Simmer for 5-7 minutes until golden brown, stirring constantly.

Transfer to a large bowl and mix with powdered sugar.

Add vanilla (for taste) and milk (for texture, as needed. May need more than 4-6 Tbsp).

Spread generously on cake, and enjoy!

This recipe from “Taste of Home” magazine.

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Pumpkin Pie Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Tis the season for all things pumpkin! Although I would argue that pumpkin is pretty much a year-round treat. This is a delicious and pretty quick recipe that brings out all those delicious pumpkin pie flavors with the light and fluffy texture of cake.

4 eggs
1 and 2/3 C sugar
1 C vegetable oil
1 can (15oz) pumpkin puree
2 C flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking sodadsc03027
1 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon

6 oz cream cheese
6 Tbsp butter, softened
3 C powdered sugar
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice (optional)dsc03030

Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.

Mix together eggs, sugar, oil and pumpkin.

Combine wet and dry ingredients, mixing thoroughly.

Bake at 350 for. Baking time varies for size of pan.dsc03034

Mix together all ingredients for frosting.

Spread on frosting generously.



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