21 Pumpkin Cakes That Celebrate Fall in the Best Way

No PSL fan can possibly resist.

pumpkin cake recipes
Liv for Cake/Mike Garten/Glorious Treats

With delicious flavor combinations and gorgeous presentations, these cake recipes may just convince you to jump on the pumpkin bandwagon. That is, if you haven't already...

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pumpkin spice latte cake
Courtesy of Liv for Cake
Pumpkin Spice Latte Cake

Not only is this cake topped with an adorable little pumpkin patch, but it's also covered in coffee-flavored buttercream.


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pumpkin spice poke cake
Delish
Pumpkin Spice Poke Cake

We'll take ours with extra caramel and Cool Whip, obviously.


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pumpkin salted caramel cake
Courtesy of Glorious Treats
Pumpkin Salted Caramel Cake

If you're feeling extra fancy, opt for the homemade salted caramel sauce instead of store-bought.

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pumpkin crumb cake
Courtesy of I Wash You Dry
Pumpkin Crumb Cake

It'll be hard to stop yourself from eating the whole thing in one sitting...

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chocolate-filled pumpkin cupcakes
Chelsea Lupkin
Chocolate-Filled Mini Pumpkin Cakes

These mini cakes (or cupcakes) are SO Instagrammable — just add pumpkin puree into your cake mix for the ultimate fall dessert.

What you'll need: mini bundt cake pan ($13, )

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pumpkin and devil food layer cake recipe
Danielle Occhiogrosso
Pumpkin and Devil's Food Layer Cake

If frosting isn't your forte, that's where the chocolate ganache comes into play. Drizzle to your heart's content to cover up any imperfections.

Get the recipe for Pumpkin and Devil's Food Layer Cake »

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chocolate pumpkin cake
Charles Schiller
Chocolate Pumpkin Cake and Cupcakes

Add chocolate and pumpkin to that list of unbeatable flavor combinations (i.e. peanut butter and jelly).

Get the recipe for Chocolate Pumpkin Cake and Cupcakes »

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Halloween Cakes
Johnny Miller
Chocolate Pumpkin Cake

For a deliciously festive Halloween dessert, top that same cake with crafty, batty toppers.

Get the recipe for Chocolate Pumpkin Cake »

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pumpkin spice cake / thanksgiving desserts
Mike Garten
Pumpkin Spice Cake

If you can't make a crumb coating to save your life, just cover the whole cake with a gooey marshmallow topping instead.

Get the recipe for Pumpkin Spice Cake »

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chocolate brown sugar butter cake with spiced pumpkin frosting / thanksgiving desserts
Johnny Miller
Chocolate Brown Sugar Butter Cake with Spiced Pumpkin Frosting

Technically, this serves 12 people. In our opinion, it really only serves one (sorry, we're not sharing!).

Get the recipe for Chocolate Brown Sugar Butter Cake with Spiced Pumpkin Frosting »

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Iain Bagwell
Pumpkin Roll

The swirl makes this cake look so much more complicated than it actually is. Trust.

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Halloween Cakes
Johnny Valiant
Pumpkin Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Shaping the cake like a pumpkin really drives home that whole this "tastes like pumpkin" point.

Get the recipe for Pumpkin Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting »

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Courtesy of Bakers Royale
Pumpkin Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

You don't even need a mixer for this one — just a little elbow grease and a whisk.

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Courtesy of The Almond Eater
Vegan Pumpkin Cake

'Cause dietary restrictions shouldn't keep anyone from getting their pumpkin fix.

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Courtesy of The Recipe Rebel
Pumpkin Caramel Pecan Naked Cake

So decadent, we're blushing.

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Courtesy of Diethood
Pumpkin Mousse Ice Box Cake

Let your fridge work its magic, so you can spend the day doing all the fall activities (apple picking, tailgating, leaf raking...).

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Courtesy of Drizzle & Dip
Spicy Pumpkin and Apple Cake with Cream Cheese and Maple Frosting

Sneak some fruits and veggies into the batter, so the cake turns out to be incredibly moist. Plus, you'll feel less guilty about going in for that second (or third!) slice.

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Courtesy of Liv for Cake
Maple Streusel Pumpkin Cake

With layers of pumpkin cake, cinnamon streusel crumbs and maple-cinnamon frosting, this gorgeous dessert will steal the post-Thanksgiving show.


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Courtesy of Tessa Huff for The Cake Blog
Pumpkin Tiramisu Cake

We put pumpkin in everything else, so why not tiramisu?

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Courtesy of What's Gaby Cooking
Triple Layer Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake

This dessert has three layers of delicious goodness and is gorgeous enough to double as a centerpiece for your table. Win-win.

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Con Poulos/Woman's Day
Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Orange Sour Cream Frosting

Not a fan of cream cheese? Slather this tangy, citrus frosting all over your pumpkin cupcakes instead.

Get the recipe for Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Orange Sour Cream Frosting »

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WATCH: Try This Amazing Pumpkin Pie in a Mug

This pie-in-a-mug recipe is for those lazy days when you can't be bothered to turn on the oven.

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