Pumpkin Sheet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

A super easy dessert that is always a crowd pleaser

Moist, great texture and yummy!

On the hunt for a Thanksgiving dessert that is a sure crowd pleaser? Search no further!

This pumpkin sheet cake with cream cheese frosting is always a hit and it is one of the easiest desserts ever to make.   Literally place all the ingredients in a bowl, mix and spread into a rimmed baking sheet and bake.  The frosting is a classic easy cream cheese frosting that spreads easily and is beyond yummy.

This dessert can be easily halved and made in a half size rimmed baking sheet, as I have done many times, as it comfortably serves about 10.

If you’re looking for more Thanksgiving desserts, check out our Grandma’s Pumpkin Pie, Apple Crisp, or Blueberry Crumble.

Recipe from a friend, I adapted it to be gluten-free.

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Pumpkin Sheet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting


Pumpkin Sheet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
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Recipe from a friend, this is one of the easiest desserts ever to make, this Pumpkin Sheet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting is a sure crowd pleaser. The cake is moist and has a great texture and flavor. Topped with a creamy, decadent frosting, it's super yummy! Recipe halves well and can be made in a half-rimmed baking sheet to serve approximately 10-12 people.
Recipe type: Dessert, Holidays
Cuisine: Gluten-free Vegetarian
Serves: 24 slices
  • 2 cups gluten-free all purpose flour that includes xanthan gum (we used GF Jules )
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups canned pumpkin
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 8oz cream cheese room temperature
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter, room temperature
  • 1 lb powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease a rimmed baking sheet (or sheet cake pan) well.
  2. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together well (I used an electric mixer) and pour into rimmed baking sheet
  3. Bake 18-20 minutes or until edges start pulling away from pan.
  4. Let cool before frosting.
  1. Cream all ingredients together and spread on cake once cake is baked and cooled.





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