Pumpkin Spice Cake with Honey Frosting Recipe 

 Originally Written: November 10, 2011

By  Hanna Trafford

Remember that adding raisins will add to the wonderful taste of this cake!

I don’t know if it is the spices or the delicious Honey Frosting, that make this cake:” oh soooo good!” – but I do know that it is worth the effort in your kitchen. Hope you enjoy the recipe and remember – your comments, suggestions and experiences are always welcomed and very much appreciated!


Pumpkin Spice Cake with Honey Frosting


  • ½ cup of unsalted butter, melted (plus a bit more for the pan)
  • 2-1/2 cups of flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of pumpkin pie spice or 1-1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon, ¾ teaspoon of ginger, ½ teaspoon of nutmeg, 1/8 teaspoon of allspice and 1/8 teaspoon of cloves)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups of sugar
  • 1 can – 15 oz. Of pumpkin puree


  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Butter 9 inch square cake pan
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk flour with baking soda, salt and pumpkin pie spice
  4. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, sugar, butter and pumpkin puree until combined
  5. Add dry ingredients to pumpkin mixture and mix gently until smooth
  6. Turn batter into prepared pan and smooth top
  7. Bake until toothpick inserted into the centre of cake comes out clean – 45-50 minutes
  8. Cook cake 10 minutes in pan, then turn out of pan and cool completely, right side up on a rack
  9. Spread top of cake with Honey Frosting and cut into squares to serve

To make Honey Frosting:

In a medium bowl, whisk ½ cup of very soft unsalted butter, 8 oz, of cream cheese and 1/4 cup of honey until smooth



Hanna Trafford

Hanna is the mother of two grown sons Dan and Dusan Nedelko, and is also the Grandmother to Jax, Cohen and Mila. She is the lead editor of Mama Knows and is hoping to create an exchange of communications with other grandmothers, mothers and daughters - giving everyone the opportunity to learn and share about everything that is "Mama"

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