Pumpkin Spice Gooey Butter Cake

Pumpkin Spice Gooey Butter Cake
  • 90M Total Time

  • 30M Prep Time

  • 16 Ingredients

  • 12 Servings

Bake from Scratch

Bake from Scratch

Ingredients and Directions


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Spray a 13×9-inch baking pan with cooking spray. Line pan with parchment paper, letting excess extend over sides of pan; spray pan again.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together brown sugar, granulated sugar, 6 tablespoons (84 grams) melted butter, and 2 eggs (100 grams). Add flour, baking powder, and salt, whisking until smooth. Spread into bottom of prepared pan; set aside

  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat cream cheese at medium-low speed until smooth. Add pumpkin, and beat until combined, 2 to 3 minutes. Add rum, remaining 3 eggs (150 grams), and remaining 1⁄2 cup (113 grams) melted butter, beating until smooth. Gradually add confectioners’ sugar, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves, beating until well combined. Pour over the cake base, and gently shake the pan back and forth to help spread in an even layer; smooth with an offset spatula, if necessary.


  4. Bake until the center is slightly set, about 40 minutes. (Top will look dry and the center will jiggle together with the rest of the pan.) Let cool completely in the pan. (Center will sink slightly.) Using excess parchment as handles, remove from pan. Dust with confectioners’ sugar, if desired


  • 3/4 cup (165 grams) firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup (50 grams) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (113 grams) plus 6 tbsp. (84 grams) unsalted butter, melted and divided
  • 5 (250 grams) large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups (188 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. (10 grams) baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. (1.5 grams) kosher salt
  • 8 oz. (225 grams) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (15oz) can (425 grams) pumpkin puree
  • 1 tbsp. (13 grams) vanilla extract
  • 3 3/4 cups (450 grams) confectioners’ sugar, sifted
  • 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp. ground allspice
  • 1/8 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1 confectioners’ sugar

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