Spicy Pumpkin cake with cheese frosting



I have tried few cakes and among all those there is something highlight in this cake. I have induced ginger powder and buttermilk for some spiciness in the cake. Also I have used brown sugar and cinnamon powder, which is good for diabetics. This been a good combination with pumpkin puree and resulted in a best spicy pumpkin cake. Let us move on to the recipe…

Spicy pumpkin cake with cheese frosting

Spicy pumpkin cake with cheese frosting


  • Flour – 1 ½ cups
  • Brown sugar – 1 cup
  • Eggs – 2 nos
  • Pumpkin puree – ¾ cup
  • Vanilla essence – 1 tsp
  • Baking powder – ½ tsp
  • Baking soda – 1 tsp
  • Cinnamon powder – 1 tsp
  • Salt – ¼ tsp
  • Ginger powder – ½ tsp
  • Buttermilk – ½ cup
  • Butter – ½ cup


  • Pumpkin puree – Peel and chop the pumpkin roughly and boil them. Drain the water and grind them in blender without adding water.
  • Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon powder and ginger powder together in a mixing bowl.
  • Melt the butter.
  • In another bowl, break the eggs, add melted butter, brown sugar, buttermilk, vanilla essence and beat them till they become soft and fluffy.
  • Add in the pumpkin puree and beat them gently.
  • Preheat the oven to 180 degree C.
  • Add in the sifted flour little by little and fold them well in the mixture.
  • Grease the baking tray and pour in the batter. Bake it in 180 degree C for 8 mins.
  • Insert a tooth pick in the centre of the cake. Remove the cake when the toothpick comes out clean, else bake it again.

Cheese frosting


  • Cream cheese – 160 gm
  • Butter – 30 gm
  • Powdered sugar – 1 cup
  • Vanilla essence – 1 tsp
  • Food colouring – a pinch (any colour)


  • Bring the cream cheese and butter to room temperature.
  • Take cream cheese, butter, sugar and vanilla essence in a bowl. Beat them in medium speed till they become stiff, soft and fluffy.
  • Now if you could use any of the food colour of your choice and again beat them for few seconds.
  • Pour the frost over the cake and spread them gently.
  • Refrigerate it for at least half an hour and serve.

Note: Before frosting the cake, ensure that the cake is at room temperature. Otherwise the frosting would melt from the cake.





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