An easy pumpkin cake recipe is Taste of Home's no-fuss pumpkin cake. It only calls for pumpkin puree, boxed cake mix, eggs, sugar and vegetable oil along with vanilla icing and cream cheese for frosting.
Start making easy pumpkin cake mixing 1 package of yellow cake mix with one 15-ounce can of solid-pack pumpkin, 3 eggs, 1/3 cup of sugar and 1/3 cup of vegetable oil. Season the batter with 1 tablespoon of pumpkin pie spice. Pour the cake batter into a baking pan, and cook at 350 F for 25 to 35 minutes. As the cake bakes, whip together a 16-ounce can of vanilla frosting and a 3-ounce package of softened cream cheese. Frost the cake after it cools.
Another easy recipe is frosted pumpkin cake that requires you to first mix together 10 ounces of flour, 2 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder, 2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. In a separate bowl beat 1/4 cup of softened butter, 1 cup of packed brown sugar and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Beat in the 2 eggs one at a time and a 15-ounce can of pumpkin puree. Carefully stir in the flour mixture, and pour into a baking pan. Bake at 350 F for 25 minutes.
Meanwhile, prepare the frosting by whipping together 2 tablespoons of softened butter, 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 2 cups of sifted powdered sugar and a 8-ounce package of cream cheese. Frost the cake once it cools.