A sure crowd-pleaser, this is one of the EASIEST and yummiest desserts ever! It requires just 1 bowl and 10 minutes to prep.... and each time yields the yummiest cake with an amazing moist, soft & fluffy texture!
Pumpkin Sheet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Easy, amazing texture and beyond yummy!
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On the hunt for an easy dessert that is a sure crowd pleaser? Search no further!
This Pumpkin Sheet Cake with cream cheese frosting is beyond!
Backstory… A few years ago I was at a friend’s house the night before Thanksgiving while she was whipping up 2 full sheet pans of this cake for a large Thanksgiving gathering she was going to the next day.
She said she makes this every year and both sheet pans always disappear!
Before the evening was over, I was holding on the recipe in hand and couldn’t wait to try it with my favorite gluten-free all purpose flour, GF Jules (affiliate link).
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Back to the gluten-free Pumpkin Sheet Cake…
It 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 cream cheese frosting that spreads easily and is beyond yummy.
All you need is 8 ingredients:
gluten-free flour (we used GF Jules, affiliate link)
Everything mixes up in minutes in one bowl.
Isn’t the batter such a pretty color?
Then you pour the batter onto a greased, rimmed baking sheet and bake.
The frosting is a classic and easy cream cheese frosting made with 4 ingredients: butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla.
After the cake cools, you simply spread smooth and creamy frosting on to the cake. If I were serving this at a party or event, I would have spread the frosting to the edges but I wanted you to see the pumpkin cake beneath.
Serve as is or sprinkle with colored sprinkles to make festive for Halloween or Thanksgiving.
Perfect as a non-candy Halloween treat, party or Thanksgiving dessert or just a simple treat any day of the week!
I have served this at family dinners, brought it to teacher’s lunches and made it for friends… it is always a hit!
The recipe can be easily halved and made in a half size rimmed baking sheet, as I have done here and it comfortably serves 10-12.
Whatever size you make, just be sure to save a slice for yourself… it vanishes quickly!
Want a slice?
Hope you love it as much as we do!
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A sure crowdpleaser, this is one of the easiest and yummiest desserts ever! The cake is moist, has a great soft texture, a subtle pumpkin flavor and it's topped with a creamy, decadent cream cheese frosting. Recipe halves well and can be made in a half-rimmed baking sheet to serve approximately 10-12 people. Original recipe from a friend, adapted to be gluten-free.
Hi! My name is Karen, and I’m the mom in our Healthy Gluten-Free Family. My posts and pictures here and on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter are labors of love that allow me to share a very personal journey with you, one our family has taken together — learning, experimenting and sharing how to raise a healthy happy gluten-free family. Read more ...