recipe

Get pumped up for fall with this sweet Pumpkin Snack Cake!

safety
  • Uses the oven
  • Uses a knife
difficulty
  • Beginner
time
  • 1 hour, plus 2 hours cooling time
yield
  • Serves 12

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Gather Baking Equipment

Dry measuring cups
Measuring spoons
Liquid measuring cup
8-inch square metal baking pan
2
bowls (1 large, 1 medium)
Whisk
Rubber spatula
Toothpick
Oven mitts
Cooling rack
Cutting board
Chef's knife

Prepare Ingredients

Vegetable oil spray
1 cup (5 ounces)
all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon
ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon
baking powder
½ teaspoon
baking soda
½ teaspoon
salt
⅛ teaspoon
ground allspice
⅛ teaspoon
ground ginger
1 cup (7 ounces)
sugar
2
large eggs
½ cup
vegetable oil
1 cup
unsweetened pumpkin puree
1
 
Vegetable oil spray

HEAT AND LINE: Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray inside bottom and sides of 8-inch square metal baking pan with vegetable oil spray. Line bottom of pan with parchment paper.

 
2
 
1 cup (5 ounces)
all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon
ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon
baking powder
½ teaspoon
baking soda
½ teaspoon
salt
⅛ teaspoon
ground allspice
⅛ teaspoon
ground ginger

WHISK DRY: In medium bowl, whisk together flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, salt, allspice, and ginger.

 
3
 
1 cup (7 ounces)
sugar
2
large eggs
½ cup
vegetable oil
1 cup
unsweetened pumpkin puree

WHISK WET: In large bowl, whisk sugar, eggs, oil, and pumpkin until combined.

 
4
 

MIX: Add flour mixture and use rubber spatula to stir until just combined and no dry flour is visible.

 
5
 

BAKE: Use rubber spatula to scrape batter into parchment-lined baking pan and smooth top. Bake until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes.

 
6
 

COOL: Let cake cool completely in pan on cooling rack, about 2 hours. Remove cake from baking pan, discard parchment, and flip right side up on cutting board. Cut cake into squares.