Pumpkin Spice Layer Cake is the perfect festive dessert to bring to your next Halloween or fall-themed party. The cream cheese frosting complements it perfectly and looks beautiful with a rustic ombre look.
Are you one of those pumpkin spice latte fanatics? I’ve never gotten hooked on the drink, but I love pumpkin spice everything else including this scrumptious layer cake. If you have never made pumpkin spice cake before, promise me you’ll make this recipe. It is easy (waaaay easier than it looks), delicious and beautiful. Bring it to a Halloween or fall-themed party if you want to become everyone’s new best friend (this Candy Corn Cake is a best-friend-maker, as well). Check out the video below for a tutorial on how to create the rustic ombre look you see in the photos.
LEARN HOW TO MAKE AN OMBRE FROSTED CAKE IN THIS VIDEO TUTORIAL!
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I cannot not mention the cream cheese frosting involved in this cake because it is quite possibly the creamiest, dreamiest frosting my lips have ever touched. When it was done mixing and I removed the whisk attachment that was filled with its ooey-gooeyness, I almost fell to my knees. Never had I seen or tasted such a delicious creamy frosting in all my life. It even beat my Peppermint Buttercream, which was my previous all-time favorite.
HOW DO YOU STACK A LAYER CAKE?
First, make sure that you have removed the top rounded part of each cake that you plan to stack so that both of the surfaces are as flat as possible. A serrated bread knife works great for this.
Once your cakes have cooled completely, wrap them in either plastic wrap or foil that you have first sprayed with cooking spray. Place the wrapped cakes in the freezer for fifteen minutes before frosting them.
Smear a spoonful of frosting on the stand or serving plate you’ll be using and place a cake straight from the freezer onto the center of the stand (pressing down into the glob of frosting so it sticks). Coat a generous layer of frosting over the top of the cake, spreading all the way to the edges. Center the next cake directly over the top (preferably top-side-down) and repeat with remaining frosting and cakes. If your cake is more than three layers, consider using a dowel rod to stick down the center of the cake while you frost and decorate it.
What other questions do you have for me about this pumpkin spice layer cake, or any other layer cake? Ask away! I have been loving exploring the world of layer cakes. There is endless possibility for creativity! Here are a few of my other favorites:
Strawberry Layer Cake
Lemon Blueberry Layer Cake
Chocolate Espresso Layer Cake
Have a great week, friends! I hope you are enjoying pumpkin spice in some way this week. Enjoy the cake and thank you so much for being here!