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.
Boxed pound cake mix makes this lookalike dessert a cinch to make. For a scream come Halloween, serve alongside a vanilla ice cream "ghost."
This high and mighty layered spice cake stands tall and proud on any dessert table.
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.
Skip the frosting and sprinkles and serve these mini cakes for breakfast or brunch.
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.
If pumpkin bread had a slightly saltier and crunchier cousin, it would look like this warmly-spiced dessert.
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.
Vanilla-flavor candy coating makes a super easy icing to drizzle on this tempting layered cake.
A basic chocolate cake mixed with pumpkin and topped with a maple glaze makes a great fall dessert.
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.
A ribbon of melted chocolate chips takes this moist pumpkin cake to the next level. Pour a bit more of the melted chip mix on top of each dessert to please the chocoholics.
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.
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.