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Pumpkin Dream Cake

This pumpkin sheet cake is a legit pumpkin dream cake! It's so moist and fluffy and flavorful. With a blanket of cinnamon cream cheese frosting!
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  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
  • 1 ¾ cups brown sugar
  • ½ cup plain greek yogurt
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

cinnamon cream cheese frosting

  • 2 8- ounce blocks cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9x13 inch baking dish with nonstick baking spray.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg. Note: If you LOVE spice, feel free to add some extra spice in here (pumpkin! allspice! more cinnamon! - you can add another 1/2 to 1 teaspoon if you'd like) as this isn't overly spiced.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the pumpkin, sugar, yogurt and oil. Once smooth and combined, whisk in each egg one at a time. Whisk in the vanilla extract.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet, mixing until combined and no large lumps remain.
  • Pour the batter into the greased baking dish. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until a tester inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
  • Note: every time I’ve made this cake, it has smelled “eggy” in the oven which has scared me. No worries - once the cake comes out and cools, it does not taste eggy!
  • Cool the cake completely. Once the cake has cooled, frost with the cream cheese frosting. Slice and serve!

cinnamon cream cheese frosting

  • Beat the cream cheese and butter together until creamy. Beat in the sugar and cinnamon until combined. Beat in the vanilla extract. Frost the cooled cake! I like to keep the cake in the fridge because of the cream cheese frosting, plus we love cold cake!


cake slightly adapted from all recipes

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