Perfect Pumpkin Sheet Cake Recipe

How to make a pumpkin sheet cake

Who else is ready for all the best fall desserts? 

I know I am, and this easy to make perfect Pumpkin Sheet Cake is so wonderful.

This cake recipe also includes the recipe for my favorite homemade cream cheese frosting, which you are going to love! 

Bring on the fall and all of the things that come with it, including the favorite fall dessert recipes.

With this yummy pumpkin cake, you will be ready!! 

Ingredients for Pumpkin Sheet Cake

  • 2 Cups flour
  • 2 Tsp baking powder
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 Tsp pumpkin pie spice mix
  • 1 Tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ Tsp nutmeg
  • ¾ Cup oil
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 Cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 Tsp vanilla extract
  • Around 1 cup cream cheese frosting

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How to make Pumpkin Sheet Cake

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a baking pan and set aside.
  2. In a bowl combine the flour with the baking powder, sugar, salt, pumpkin pie spice mix, cinnamon and nutmeg. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl whisk together the oil, eggs, pumpkin puree and vanilla extract.
  4. Pour half the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and beat until incorporated. Add the rest of the wet ingredients and beat on high speed for 3 minutes.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and take to the oven. Bake for 30 minutes or until done.
  6. Remove from the oven and let it cold own completely before frosting.

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Ingredients for Homemade Cream Cheese Frosting 

  • 1 Block cream cheese
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 2 ½ Cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 Tbsp milk
  • 1 Tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of cinnamon

How to make Homemade Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. In a bowl beat all the ingredients together on medium speed until light and creamy.

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Tips for making the best pumpkin sheet cake: 

This cake is one of my favorites to make in big batches because guess what? You CAN freeze this pumpkin sheet cake – it’s totally freezer friendly!

If you are wondering how to freeze sheet cake, it’s easy! I usually freeze is unfrosted, by wrapping it in plastic wrap.

Frost it when you have it thawed out and it will taste freshly baked!

Substitute for Pumpkin Puree

I’ve also made this recipe with apple puree, so if you don’t have pumpkin on hand or you want to mix things up a bit, try apple puree. So yummy and might be perfect for those that aren’t pumpkin fans. 

Substitute for Oil 

If you need (or want to) you can use coconut oil or melted butter instead of oil. I’ve tried sheet cakes all three ways and while I tend to use oil because it is easier, use whatever works for you. (and make sure to leave a comment letting me know what you prefer, I’d love to know!) 

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Perfect Pumpkin Sheet Cake Recipe

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SO yummy and perfect for fall, this pumpkin sheet cake recipe is amazing, and a great way to serve up a dessert that pumpkin lovers will enjoy. Not only will this pumpkin cake have your home smelling like fall, topped with homemade cream cheese frosting it will have your guests begging for more!

Ingredients

Ingredients for Pumpkin Sheet Cake

  • 2 Cups flour
  • 2 Tsp baking powder
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 Tsp pumpkin pie spice mix
  • 1 Tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ Tsp nutmeg
  • ¾ Cup oil
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 Cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 Tsp vanilla extract
  • Around 1 cup cream cheese frosting

Ingredients for Homemade Cream Cheese Frosting 

  • 1 Block cream cheese
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 2 ½ Cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 Tbsp milk
  • 1 Tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of cinnamon

Instructions

    !How to make Pumpkin Sheet Cake
    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a baking pan and set aside.
    In a bowl combine the flour with the baking powder, sugar, salt, pumpkin pie spice mix, cinnamon and nutmeg. Set aside.
    In a separate bowl whisk together the oil, eggs, pumpkin puree and vanilla extract.
    Pour half the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and beat until incorporated. Add the rest of the wet ingredients and beat on high speed for 3 minutes.
    Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and take to the oven. Bake for 30 minutes or until done.
    Remove from the oven and let it cold own completely before frosting.
    !How to make Homemade Cream Cheese Frosting
    In a bowl beat all the ingredients together on medium speed until light and creamy.
    Tips for making the best pumpkin sheet cake: 
    This cake is freezer friendly! I love to freeze it unfrosted wrapped in plastic wrap. Then you can thaw it and frost it. It tastes just like freshly baked!
    You can sub the pumpkin puree for apple puree and the result is just as good!
    You can use coconut oil or melted butter instead of oil

Notes

This cake is one of my favorites to make in big batches because guess what? You CAN freeze this pumpkin sheet cake - it's totally freezer friendly!

If you are wondering how to freeze sheet cake, it's easy! I usually freeze is unfrosted, by wrapping it in plastic wrap.

Frost it when you have it thawed out and it will taste freshly baked!

Substitute for Pumpkin Puree

I've also made this recipe with apple puree, so if you don't have pumpkin on hand or you want to mix things up a bit, try apple puree. So yummy and might be perfect for those that aren't pumpkin fans. 

Substitute for Oil 

If you need (or want to) you can use coconut oil or melted butter instead of oil. I've tried sheet cakes all three ways and while I tend to use oil because it is easier, use whatever works for you. (and make sure to leave a comment letting me know what you prefer, I'd love to know!) 

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Perfect Pumpkin Sheet Cake Recipe