Pumpkin Sheet Cake

A cake that will knock your socks off! Pumpkin cake with stabilized whipped cream frosting, delicious while not being overly sweet and perfect year round.

 

Never underestimate the power of pumpkin, it keeps cakes moist with a great flavor and will be just the cake you’ll make again and again without any reservations.

This is a simple one bowl cake that can be whipped up at a moment’s notice!

This cake is topped with fresh whipped cream, OH YES, that most amazing and simple whipped cream, 

but it’s stabilized and it won’t weep or thin out, it’ll stay great for days in the fridge and you can add some fun flavors to it as well.

and don’t forget to top it with some pumpkin seeds over the top.

This can be served anytime from breakfast to a midnight snack!   

I’ve made many pumpkin style cakes over the years, but I will now proclaim this one my FAVORITE…

it’s not overly sweet, or so super moist like some pumpkin cakes that get stuck in your teeth and don’t really taste like cake at all.

This is the ULTIMATE Pumpkin cake! I sacrificed and made many batches and ate many pieced and am happy to bring you this WONDERFUL recipe!

I love how this cake looks, it’s so pretty and doesn’t take any skill to decorate which makes this a stress free cake to make and serve not only in the fall but any time of year. And here are a few apple recipes that are perfect year-round too.

Apple Squares filled each square of cake with delicious cinnamony apple goodness.

Apple Pie Cookies, so good and a great caramelized bottom of crunchy goodness.

 

how to spread fluffy whipped cream on a cake @createdbydiane

 

You can simply spread the whipped cream over the cake, or use the back of a spoon and create more texture on top.

Just spread the whipped cream place the back of a spoon into the whipped cream and pull up to create peaks and valleys.

 

If you bake the cake the day ahead of serving,

add the whipped cream the day of serving for best results!

(But by adding in the 2 tablespoons of dry milk, the whipped cream will not separate and “weep” or get wet, it’ll last a week in the fridge on the cake but I always wait until the day I’m serving the cake if it’s an event to apply the frosting.

pumpkin cake recipe @createdbydiane

I’ve tested whipped cream many ways and am so happy to share with you this AMAZING tip on how to keep whipped cream on baked goods that stays nice, doesn’t separate or get wet, or slide off the cake. Get some dry milk for all your whipped cream needs, it’s amazing!

The frosting flavor can be adjusted to your liking:

  • Add teaspoon cinnamon,
  • or pumpkin pie spice,
  • or vanilla extract,
  • or almond extract for a great flavor option.

This cake is so irresistible it may be devoured in one sitting so you may not have to worry about it.

PUMPKIN MUFFINS are also a great recipe you won’t want to miss!

and don’t miss seeing these, Pumpkin Scones, they are a must-make!

 

pumpkin cake with whipped cream and pumpkin seeds @createdbydiane

 

Now I LOVE salty and sweet things together and maybe you do too,

I used salted shelled pumpkin seeds on top of the whipped cream if you don’t like the salty sweet combo use unsalted pumpkin seeds (also known as pepitas).

If you haven’t tried salty sweets, give it a try you may find a new LOVE!

 

Pumpkin Sheet Cake

a simple and delicious pumpkin cake with stabilized whipped cream frosting topped with pepitas (shelled pumpkin seeds) perfect for everyday celebrating all year long.
Course: Cake, Dessert, Pumpkin
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 -20
Author: Diane Schmidt Created by Diane

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

Whipped Cream Frosting

  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons dry milk
  • *optional- you can add a teaspoon cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice the whipped cream vanilla or even almond extract for some fun frosting flavor.
  • optional, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, or pumpkin pie spice, 1 teaspoon vanilla if added the frosting won't be bright white but will sure be tasty with any of these options.
  • 1/4 cup pepitas shelled pumpkin seeds I use salted pepitas.

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • Prepare a 13x9 pan with baking spray and parchment on the bottom for easy release.
  • In a large bowl whisk sugar and eggs.
  • With a spatula stir in flour, milk, pumpkin, butter, oil, baking powder, vanilla, and pumpkin pie spice until smooth.
  • Pour into pan and bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • In a bowl with a whisk or mixer whip heavy cream with sugar and dry milk any additional flavor until stiff peaks form.
  • Spread whipped cream over cake, use the back of a spoon to create peaks and valleys or spread it smooth if you prefer and top with pepitas.

*ADD 2 tablespoons dry milk to the whipped cream if you want the frosting to stay nice for a few days and won’t be eating all the cake right away.

simple pumpkin sheet cake @createdbydiane

55 Comments

  1. This cake is delicious, my new fall favorite! The salted pepitas on the top were beautiful and crunchy and a nice contrast to the sweet whipped cream topping. This is a winner, thank you!

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  4. What a beautiful cake and I just love whipped cream on top… anytime is pumpkin time for me, so I will be making this real soon.

  5. This is the perfect cake for me, it looks fantastic and easy and I can’t wait to make it. I love pumpkin all year long it’s not just a fall thing!

  6. I love pumpkin all year long and this looks like it’s going to be my go-to cake, and the whipped cream on top is perfect!

  7. My daughter loves cake. I Especially like this beautiful pumpkin cake, it looks delicious and reading through the instructions it’s going to be easy to make thanks for being so creative. Me and my daughter will be making this soon, we love pumpkin all year long!.

  8. Thanks for this! It’s been a long time since I’ve had a great pumpkin cake and this one looks amazing!

  9. My daughter loves cake. I Especially like this beautiful pumpkin cake, it looks delicious and reading through the instructions it’s going to be easy to make thanks for being so creative. Me and my daughter will be making this soon, we love pumpkin all year long!.

  10. I just bought some pumpkin this week, I love it all year long. I’m going to make this cake this weekend and the frosting… OMG, I can’t wait to dip into a slice of this. I just signed up to get your posts in my email and look forward to seeing all the new recipes you make.

  11. Nice Blog I’ve looked through so many recipes here and can’t wait to make many of them, I’m going to start with this great pumpkin cake.

  12. Wow, Amazing Blog, I went through your blog and I got lots of interesting recipes to make now. Very creative and I just love pumpkin and this cake is the first thing I’m going to make, and that whipped cream frosting oh my!

    1. This is a very nice blog, love your photos and recipes they look so delicious and OMG I love pumpkin anything and can’t wait to make this pumpkin cake!

  13. Very creative and I just love pumpkin and this cake is the first thing I’m going to make, and that whipped cream frosting oh my!

  14. Thanks for this! It’s been a long time since I’ve had a great pumpkin cake and this one looks amazing!

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  16. Hi, oh how I love pumpkin, I’m happy I still have some canned pumpkin in my pantry. It’s raining and this will be perfect after dinner tonight.

  17. This is absolutely delicious. I love pumpkin recipes all year long and this cake is so simple and I love that the frosting is not overly sweet. I’ll be making this again!

  18. This cake is the BEST, so delicious and everyone just loved the not super sweet frosting! So easy and super pretty with the pepitas on top and the salt on them was a great contract in flavor to the cake. Keep the great recipes coming! I love getting your emails.

  19. Thanks for such a delicious cake recipe, everyone loved it and the whipped cream frosting is so easy and I love that it isn’t overly sweet!

  20. This is my favorite pumpkin recipe to make again and again as soon as the weather starts cooling off. And the stabilized whipped cream is so yummy!

  21. I love cake and this one is a winner each and every time I make it, not overly sugar sweet and has a great balanced flavor. Thanks so much for the great recipe Diane!

  22. Oh this cake is just so delicious, easy to put together and everyone loves that it’s not su sugary seer like store bought cakes.

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