This Pumpkin Patch Spice Cake is not only adorably decorated, but it is also amazing in flavor. Made from scratch with delicious buttercream icing, this cake will surely win oohs and aahs from the family this year.
I love when my daughter gets creative in the kitchen. She's 24 and an artist, so when I bake a cake and she says, “Here, let me decorate it”, I let her creative juices flow.
That's how we got this gorgeous Pumpkin Patch Spice Cake.
This cake may look hard to decorate, but trust me — with the right decorating tips, you can do anything!
The cake itself is a homemade spice cake with a few carrots thrown in for good measure. Then, my delicious homemade buttercream frosting is what we used to decorate with!
For this cake, we decided to do a little something different. Instead of piping the pumpkins onto the cake, we laid out some parchment paper and piped the pumpkins on there first. Then, after letting them sit in the refrigerator for about an hour, we peeled them off and placed them on the frosted cake.
It made it SO much easier!
Here are a few things you will need to make this cake
The cool thing about this cake is that you can decorate it however you want!
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- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 2 cups Sugar
- 4 large Eggs
- 1 cup of shredded carrots
- 2 teaspoons Vanilla
- (1) 15-ounce can Pure Pumpkin Puree
- 1 teaspoon Pumpkin Spice
- 2 cups All Purpose Flour
- 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
- ½ teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- Recipe for buttercream Frosting
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large mixing bowl, mix oil and sugar until well blended.
- Add eggs and vanilla and mix for 1 minute longer. Stir in pumpkin puree.
- Mix in flour, baking powder, baking soda, pumpkin spice, and salt.
- Once everything is mixed together, add the carrots last.
- Spray two 9-inch cake pans with non-stick cooking spray. Evenly pour the cake batter into each pan.
- Bake for 18-23 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean. Let cool and then remove cakes from pans. Wrap with plastic wrap and freeze for about an hour.
- To decorate the cakes, Make my recipe for homemade buttercream frosting. Divide the frosting into 3 bowls.
- Using green food coloring, tint one bowl with green.
- Using orange food coloring, tint one bowl with orange.
- Frost the entire cake with white buttercream first. Be sure to frost in between layers. This is your crumb coating. Add a little extra frosting in between the layers.
- Using the green frosting, spread it over the white to create a marble effect. Place the remaining frosting in a piping bag fitted with the Wilton #5 tip. Pipe a border around the top of round dots.
- Place the orange buttercream in a piping bag fitted with a Wilton #21 star tip. Pipe 4 curves on the cake around the bottom to create a pumpkin. Add as many pumpkins as you want.
- Place the remaining white buttercream in a piping bag fitted with a #1 round tip and pipe the white pumpkins on the cake.
- Now, go back in with the green and create vines to connect the pumpkins.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 504Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 76mgSodium: 363mgCarbohydrates: 66gFiber: 2gSugar: 44gProtein: 6g