Another pumpkin recipe? I’m really sorry guys, I had no idea I was baking one pumpkin recipe after another like I have been, but I guess that’s what happens when you are sleep deprived and your body doubles down on hormones. If that wasn’t enough, apparently my brain fades at higher commands, like keeping my postings straight and avoiding repeats. It’s during moments like these, that I guess I revert to to cravings (remember in yesterday’s post in which I mention I’m on a pumpkin kick).
Lucky for me this recipe is not demanding and doesn’t command an arsenal of instructions or complicated steps. Nope, you don’t even need a mixer for the cake—just a little elbow grease and a whisk.
But let’s get down to my favorite part here—the frosting. I’m generally not a fan of cream cheese frosting, but lemon cream cheese frosting—I’m all over it—the pumpkin spice against the slight tang of the cream cheese with a soft lemon note turns me into a proper plate-scrapping, cake-eating addict.
Now if you ready to find out exactly what I’m talking about, head over to Clabber Girl’s site and get the recipe here. Trust me, this one will be a repeat offender of the best kind in your home.
On that note, I’m excited to share with you that I’m teaming up with Clabber Girl to bake my way through their recipe box. So join me throughout this holiday season and into the new year as I share one great recipe after another from them.
A few notes:
- The cake can be made two days in advance and kept covered and refrigerated.
- The frosting can be made up to five days in advance and kept covered and refrigerated. Make sure to bring the frosting to room temperature before icing the cake.
- To assemble the cake as seen in the picture, I halved the batter and poured one half into a 9 inch pan and then halved the second half and poured it into two 6 inch pans. To crumb the top of the bottom layer, I sliced off the slight domed top from each cake layer and then processed it to a fine crumb with a food processor.
Disclosure: This post is in partnership with Clabber Girl. but all opinions are my own.
Belinda @themoonblushbaker says
This is so pretty! The crumb coating on the base makes the top cake so ethereal.
I think you need tang with veggie cakes, they seem to be missing the sparkle that makes them uniquie.
Caroline @ chocolate & carrots says
What a gorgeous cake, Naomi! I’m not surprised at all, though. All of your food is delicious and beautiful!
Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says
I’ve never seen pumpkin and lemon together, but I can only imagine how awesome they are. YUM!
This is gorgeous! I say bring on all the pumpkin. Especially if it looks like this! 🙂
Liz @ Tip Top Shape says
I’ve never seen cream cheese frostng with lemon. I’m intrigued!
Jenny Flake says
Love this cutie pie cake Naomi! Hope you are starting to feel good. Those first few months are the worst!!
Heather Christo says
This is by far the most stunning pumpkin cake out there Naomi- not that I am surprised- once you get your hands on something it is pure beauty! Lucky Clabber Girl!!
Kevin (Closet Cooking) says
What an amazing pumpkin cake!
Kelly Senyei | Just a Taste says
Wow, wow, wow! Naomi! You never cease to amaze me with your skills!
Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles says
Gorgeous! What a super fun cake for fall!
Marian (Sweetopia) says
Absolutely, gorgeous! I love it!
Julie @ Table for Two says
This is gorgeous! i don’t mind all this pumpkin 🙂 love it!
Rebecca @ Dorm Room Baker says
So pretty, yet so simple at the same time. I never thought of combining lemon with cream cheese frosting, that’s such an interesting flavor profile!
Beth @ bethcakes says
This cake is gorgeous! I love those little ribbon flags. There can never be too many pumpkin recipes. 🙂
Averie @ Averie Cooks says
Glad that you at least found something that agrees with you and doesn’t make you sick (not always easy when pregnant) and that it happens to be pumpkin! Beautiful cake, Naomi. Pinned!
Don’t apologise – the cake looks incredible! 🙂
Nora (Buttercream Fanatic) says
This is by far the most sophisticated pumpkin treat I’ve seen this year. I’m all for a little seasonal decadence, but it’s great to have some lighter, simpler flavors like lemon in there too.
Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts says
This is beautiful! Currently obsessed with pumpkin too, so I’m all over this.
Mallory @ Because I Like Chocolate says
Pumpkin and cream cheese are meant to be together!
Mimi @ Culinary Couture says
This is gorgeous! I love what you did with the crumbs!
Laura (Tutti Dolci) says
Beautiful cake, I love the crumb-topped bottom layer!
Aimee Wimbush-Bourque says
Love the sound of that combination, Naomi.
Well, damn. This has my name written all over it. I like cake, but am often turned off by the richness. That lemon frosting is EXACTLY what I love in a cake. Something bright to lighten things up.
Such a great looking cake ~ lovely photos too!
Kiran @ KiranTarun.com says
The most gorgeous cake!! Loving the light, Naomi 🙂
Sophia @ NY Foodgasm says
This sounds heavenly!!!! Oh man! Soooo decadent!
Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes_ says
That is one seriously beautiful cake!