Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Filling

Pumpkin Cake

Spiced pumpkin cake with a layer of lightly sweetened cheese and a cinnamon oat crumb topping.



Crumb topping


Cream cheese filling


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray 9 x 13 baking dish with nonstick baking spray.
  2. In medium bowl combine 6 tablespoons butter, 1/3 cup flour, brown sugar, rolled oats and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Using pastry knife cut in butter until crumbly. Set aside.
  3. In medium bowl whisk together 1 3/4 cups flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and pumpkin pie spice.
  4. In stand mixer with paddle attachment cream 1/2 cup butter with 1 1/2 cups sugar. Turn mixer to stir. Add 3 eggs; 1 at a time mixing after each just until blended. Add pumpkin puree and applesauce and mix just until incorporated. Add flour mixture (not crumb mixture made in step 1) in three parts mixing just until incorporated.
  5. In medium bowl with hand mixer beat cream cheese and 1/3 cup sugar until smooth and creamy. Add 1 egg and vanilla and mix just until incorporated.
  6. Spread half of the pumpkin cake mixture in the pan. Carefully spread the cream cheese mixture over the cake mixture. Now add the rest of the cake mixture spreading carefully with a spatula. Some may bleed through. Do not overwork or it the cream cheese mixture will be absorbed by the pumpkin mixture.
  7. Sprinkle with the crumb topping and bake for 50 minutes or until set. Allow to cool 20 minutes before cutting.


Please note I have slightly modified the cream cheese portion of this recipe because I think it is even better with more cream cheese filling.
I changed the following!
8 ounces of cream cheese to 12 ounces of cream cheese,
1/4 cup sugar to 1/3 cup sugar,
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract to 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract.

Keywords: pumpkin spice cake, pumpkin cake with cream cheese filling, pumpkin cream cheese cake

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