An easy recipe for pumpkin spice cake by Martha Stewart features pumpkin puree and pumpkin-pie spice in the batter. The honey frosting for this cake consists of cream cheese, butter and honey.
Follow Martha Stewart's pumpkin spice cake recipe by mixing 2 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 tablespoon of pumpkin-pie spice, 2 teaspoons of baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon of salt in a bowl. Lightly beat 2 large eggs, 1 1/2 cups of sugar, 1/2 cup of melted unsalted butter and 15 ounces of canned pumpkin puree in another bowl. Fold in the flour mixture to form a batter. Transfer the batter into a buttered 9-inch square baking pan, and bake it at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 45 minutes or until the batter is cooked through.
Allow the cake to cool completely. In the meantime, make the honey frosting by thoroughly combining 1/4 cup of honey with 8 ounces of softened cream cheese and 1 stick of softened unsalted butter. Apply the frosting on top of the cooled cake.
Betty Crocker's pumpkin spice cake recipe is also worth considering. The simple batter features spice cake mix and canned pumpkin puree. The batter also contains sugar, eggs, oil, water and sour cream. The cream cheese frosting is a straightforward blend of cream cheese, butter and powdered sugar.