This pumpkin spice cake is simple and oh so delicious! It’s a classic fall dessert that’s not only easy to make but also elegant for any gathering.
I’m fully immersed in my favorite season of baking. For the past two weeks I’ve been elbow deep in apples, cinnamon and all things pumpkin. If you missed it I shared my beloved apple cider cinnamon roll recipe last week. Those are a fall staple in our house. So many of my favorite recipes are made this time of the year and when I think of my favorite ones this pumpkin cake always comes to mind. This one happens to be one of my moms favorites as well. It’s a very classic cake with a simple brown sugar glaze that adds just the right amount of sweetness without going over board. If icing isn’t your thing that’s okay because this cake is delicious all by itself.
I’m thrilled to be sharing along side several sweet bloggers today to bring you our yummy fall recipes hosted by Krista from The Happy Housie. We’ve got all your fall recipes right here today!
I love the simplicity bundt cakes. There are so many pretty pan styles and they’re a great dessert to make when you need something easy but elegant. This particular bundt pan is one of my absolute favorites.
This glaze sets very quickly so you want to pour it onto your cake just after it’s mixed. Once you’ve toped your take with the glaze you can sprinkle on some chopped pecans as a garnish. This is also optional, however I do think it adds a nice texture and color to the top of the cake.
Pumpkin Spice Cake with Brown Sugar Glaze
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 cup oil
- 4 Lg. eggs
- 2 cups pureed pumpkin
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 2 tsp. cinnamon
- 2 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 2 cups all-purpose flour or freshly milled soft white wheat flour
Brown Sugar Glaze
- 3 Tbsp. water
- 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
- 1 Tbsp. amber agave nectar
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar (firmly packed)
- 1 3/4 cups powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans for a garnish (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Beat the eggs, oil, and sugar together until combined and fluffy.
In a seperate bowl whisk together the flour, cinnamon, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Add 1/2 cup at a time into the egg mixture mixing well after each addition.
Add in the pumpkin and mix until combined.
Pour into a greased bundt pan and bake for 50-60 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes and then turn out the cake onto a cooling rack to finish cooling.
Brown Sugar Glaze
Once the cake has cooled bring the brown sugar, water, butter and agave to a boil in a small sauce pan over meduim-high heat. Stirring well, boil for one minute over medium-low heat.
Remove from heat and whisk in the powdered sugar until well combined.
Pour over the cooled cake and top with roasted, chopped pecans if desired.
I store this cake on my cake stand under a glass dome. One thing I love about this cake is that it never dries out, not that it sits around for too long. This is one of those cakes that I tell myself is okay to have with my morning coffee. It’s got eggs, flour . . . it’s breakfast, ha! I just know you’re going to want to have it with your morning coffee too once you try it. Happy baking friends!
Today I’m joined by a talented group of blogging friends who are also sharing their Fall Recipe ideas with you! Just click on the links below the images to be taken to see their full post…
Instant Pot Split Pea & Ham Soup at The Happy Housie
Chicken Tortellini with Pumpkin Alfredo at Grace In My Space
Tomato and Goat Cheese Dip at My Sweet Savannah
French Onion Soup in a Breadbowl at My UnCommon Slice of Suburbia
Chicken Lasagna Soup at The Handmade Home
Easy Overnight Breakfast Casserole at The Turquoise Home
Butternut Squash & Sundried Tomato Frittata at Cassie Bustamante
Pumpkin Spice Granola at Craftberry Bush
Saskatoon Berry Muffins at Love Create Celebrate
Quick Sugar Free Applesauce at Aratari at Home
Mason Jar Pumpkin Pies at Modern Glam
Easy Pumpkin Dip at She Gave it a Go
Fall Brioche at Inspiration for Moms
Baked Apple Cider Donuts at Paint Me Pink
Instant Pot Pumpkin Applesauce at Cherished Bliss
Pumpkin Spice Granola at Zevy Joy
Plum Frangipane Dessert at Satori Design for Living
Pumpkin Pie Cream Cheese Ball at Tatertots and Jello
Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles at The DIY Mommy
Apple Cannon Balls at In My Own Style
5 Minute Flaky Pie Crust at Jenna Kate at Home
Pumpkin Spice Cake with Brown Sugar Glaze at Sincerely, Marie Designs
Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Brownies at A Pretty Life
Yummy S’Mores Cheese Ball at This is Our Bliss
Pecan Madeleines at Life is a Party