easy pumpkin snack cake

Remember that applesauce cake I shared with you yesterday?

Well, I figured we needed a pumpkin version…  you know, since it’s fall know and all!

Sweet Anna's | Easy Pumpkin Snack Cake

Also, since yesterday was the first day of school around here and our now 6th-grader forgot his lunch on the first day, I figured that was reason enough for a special after-school treat!

Maybe I’ll be able to come up with justifications all year long?  (Ha!)

I love that this makes a simple 9″ round cake.  Just enough for everyone to have a snack, but not enough sitting around to tempt me for days.

Have I mentioned I love pumpkin?

Sweet Anna's | Easy Pumpkin Snack Cake

Mmm…  Pumpkin.

easy pumpkin snack cake


  • 1 1/2 cups unbleached white flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup pure pumpkin puree


Preheat the oven to 375ºF. Grease a 9" round cake pan with baking spray (or butter and flour) and set aside.

In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, spices & baking powder; Set aside.

In a large mixer bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy, about 3-5 minutes.

Beat in the eggs, one at a time, the vanilla and the pumpkin until smooth.

Mix in the flour mixture on low until combined and then spread the batter into the prepared cake pan.

Bake for 45-50 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with just a few crumbs on it.

Let cool for about 5-10 minutes in the pan before flipping out onto a plate and serving!


adapted from Bob’s Red Mill Applesauce Cake

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