First up, preheat your oven to 350° before lining a 9 by 13-inch baking pan with a bit of parchment and some cooking spray. Next up, you’ll want to mix the following ingredients together in a medium bowl: 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 2 teaspoons of cinnamon, 1 teaspoon kosher salt, 1 teaspoon baking powder, half a teaspoon of baking soda, and then a quarter teaspoon of nutmeg and ginger.
In another bowl, beat together a stick of softened butter, half a cup of granulated sugar, and one cup of brown sugar. Once it’s fluffy, slowly add four eggs (one at a time) ensuring you beat them together well each time. Add one teaspoon of pure vanilla extract and a 15-oz can of pumpkin puree before adding the dry ingredients. Mix well to combine everything.
Now, pour your batter into your baking pan and smooth over the top. You’ll want to bake for about 30 minutes or until a toothpick in the middle comes out clean. Let it cool completely before topping with your favorite frosting. We like combining an 8-oz block of softened cream cheese, four tablespoons of softened butter, two cups of powdered sugar, a teaspoon of vanilla extract, and a pinch of kosher salt for a delicious cream cheese frosting!
And there we have it! This easy pumpkin cake recipe really is a showstopper, people won’t believe how quick it was to put together. It’s also ideal for the Thanksgiving table!