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Apple Pumpkin Sheet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Moist pumpkin and apple sheet cake with spices and a from-scratch cream cheese icing
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
cooling1 hour
Total Time1 hour 50 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple pumpkin cake, fall dessert
Servings: 20 slices
Calories: 330kcal
Author: Katie Shaw



  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups pureed pumpkin 1 (15 oz) can
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 medium apple shredded
  • ¼ cup applesauce


  • ½ cup melted butter
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • cups powdered sugar
  • 1 dash vanilla
  • pinch of salt


  • Preheat oven to 350. Spray 10 x 15 jelly roll pan with vegetable oil cooking spray or line with parchment paper.
  • Beat pumpkin, sugar, and oil until well combined.  Add eggs, 1 at a time, and beat until blended, scraping down the bowl as necessary. Mix dry ingredients separately and add them one cup at a time,  blending on low after each addition. Stir in applesauce and shredded apples by hand.
  • Pour batter in to prepared pan, gently spreading to smooth it out.
  • Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes.  Cool in pan on wire rack.  After 15 minutes of cooling, cover with clean tea towel.
  • After cake is cooled, make icing:  blend butter, cream cheese, and vanilla with mixer until fluffy.  Slowly add powdered sugar and beat until smooth.
  • Spread icing on cake and serve directly out of the pan. Refrigerate any leftovers.


Cake can be made in two 8 inch rounds and served as a layer cake.  Double the frosting to have a layer in the middle.
The cake may look uneven when it come out of the oven but will settle as it cools.


Calories: 330kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 200mg | Potassium: 84mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 4062IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg