The recipe for pumpkin cake with maple cream cheese frosting on BonAppetit.com is a popular recipe with good ratings and reviews. The pumpkin cake roll recipe on BHG.com, the pumpkin cake with brown butter icing recipe on MarthaStewart.com, and the praline-pumpkin cake recipe on BettyCrocker.com are also well-liked.
Follow the Bon Appetit recipe by whisking 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder and 1 teaspoon kosher salt in a bowl. Season with 1 teaspoon each of ground cinnamon and ground ginger, 1/4 teaspoon each of ground allspice and ground nutmeg, and 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves. Combine 2 large eggs, 1 cup canned pumpkin, 1 cup light brown sugar and 1/2 cup melted virgin coconut oil in another bowl. Stir in the spiced flour mix to make a batter, and pour it into a greased and lined 8"x8" baking dish. Bake it at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 35 minutes or until a tester insertion in the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow the cake to cool before slathering the maple cream cheese frosting on top.
Make the maple cream cheese frosting by using an electric mixer to beat 4 ounces cream cheese and 2 tablespoons unsalted butter in a bowl. Slowly add in 2/3 cup powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons maple syrup and a pinch of kosher salt. Continue to beat the mixture to create a smooth frosting.