Pumpkin Cake

Pumpkin cakes understandably pop up a lot around Halloween and Thanksgiving, but they are fantastic any time of year. Consider Pumpkin Spice Cake, Pumpkin Pound Cake, Chocolate Chunk Pumpkin Cake, or Pumpkin Sandwich Cake next time you get ready to bake a dessert.

Pumpkin Football Cakes

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Country Pumpkin Torte

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This high and mighty layered spice cake stands tall and proud on any dessert table.

Frosted Pumpkins

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Boxed pound cake mix makes this lookalike dessert a cinch to make. For a scream come Halloween, serve alongside a vanilla ice cream "ghost."

Cornmeal Pumpkin Cake with Dried Fruit Compote

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Riesling-marinated fruit gives this nutty dessert a fruitcake-like touch, while a scoop of fluffy whipped cream lightens things up. The inspiration for this sweet treat: ingredients served at the first Thanksgiving.

Pumpkin-Chip Cupcakes

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Skip the frosting and sprinkles and serve these mini cakes for breakfast or brunch.

Pumpkin Bars with Marcona Almonds

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If pumpkin bread had a slightly saltier and crunchier cousin, it would look like this warmly-spiced dessert.

Pumpkin Souffle Cake with Honey and Creme Fraiche

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This dessert sounds like it would only be available in a fancy Parisian cafe, but it's surprisingly easy to bake up at home. The leftovers taste great for up to five days when stored in the refrigerator.

Pumpkin Latte Coffee Cake

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Warm spices blended with earthy pumpkin make this coffee cake perfect for an autumn brunch. When purchasing canned pumpkin for this recipe, be sure to buy pure canned pumpkin puree, not pumpkin pie filling.

Easy Pumpkin Torte

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Vanilla-flavor candy coating makes a super easy icing to drizzle on this tempting layered cake.

Pumpkin Cupcakes

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Chocolate Chunk Pumpkin Cake

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A basic chocolate cake mixed with pumpkin and topped with a maple glaze makes a great fall dessert.

Pumpkin Sandwich Cake

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This moist cake recipe with cream cheese filling keeps so well in the refrigerator, it's a good one to keep on hand for drop-in guests.

Pumpkin Pound Cake

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Richer and more colorful than typical pumpkin cakes, more flavorful than pound cakes, and lighter than fruitcakes, this Thanksgiving or Christmas recipe will become a seasonal favorite.

How to Make Pumpkin Bread

We can thank Native Americans for helping make pumpkin bread a fall classic. Native Americans commonly used pumpkins for food and pumpkin vines as a material to make woven mats, and they were the ones who introduced European settlers to pumpkin. The settlers combined Old World cooking ideas with the new ingredients they encountered in the New World, leading to a variety of new dishes, pumpkin bread among them.

Dark Chocolate and Pumpkin Swirl Cake

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The key to achieveing the beautiful marbled texture: a simple swirl of a knife through the uncooked batter!

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