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recipe: pumpkin spice cake

October 10, 2012

i’m in pumpkin overload mode. is it just me?! when fall strikes, i can’t get enough of the stuff – combine it with the spices of the season like nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger and clove, and i’m in heaven! for thanksgiving at my boyfriend’s parents place, i wanted to make something other than a traditional pumpkin pie (…which, i made for our first thanksgiving dinner the previous night!), so i settled on this glorious pumpkin spice cake topped with rich and velvety cream cheese frosting.

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i hadn’t made this cake before, so i combed the internet for one that looked ideal. after years of baking, i can usually weed out the dud recipes from the great ones. score – this cake was moist, without being gummy, heavy and perfectly “pumpkin spice-y”. i loved this recipe for cream cheese frosting.

pumpkin spice cake with cream cheese frosting