Fall is upon us, and what better way to enjoy the chilly weather than with a warm, pumpkin spice latte layer cake? This recipe is the perfect way to cozy up and enjoy the flavors of autumn. Trust me, this cake is sure to impress your family and friends!
Start by gathering your ingredients. For the cake, you’ll need all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ground cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, unsalted butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, buttermilk, and pumpkin puree. And for the frosting, you’ll need cream cheese, unsalted butter, powdered sugar, pumpkin puree, vanilla extract, and pumpkin pie spice.
Once you’ve gathered all your ingredients, it’s time to start baking! Preheat your oven to 350°F (177°C), and line three 8-inch (20 cm) cake pans with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice. In a separate bowl, beat the butter until creamy, then add in the granulated sugar and brown sugar, and beat until fluffy. Add in the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract and pumpkin puree. Gradually mix in the dry ingredients, alternating with the buttermilk, until fully combined.
Divide the batter evenly between the prepared cake pans, and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let the cakes cool completely before frosting.
To make the frosting, beat together the cream cheese and butter until smooth. Gradually add in the powdered sugar, pumpkin puree, vanilla extract, and pumpkin pie spice, and beat until fluffy.
To assemble the cake, place one cake layer on a cake stand or serving plate, and spread about one-fourth of the frosting on top. Repeat with the remaining cake layers and frosting, until the cake is fully frosted. Top with a drizzle of caramel sauce and a sprinkle of cinnamon, if desired.
This cake is perfect for any occasion, whether you’re celebrating a birthday or just looking for a cozy treat to enjoy with friends. So go ahead, bake up a storm, and enjoy the flavors of fall!