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Snickerdoodle Pumpkin Cake

Snickerdoodle Pumpkin Cake - soft and moist pumpkin cake with snickerdoodle topping: cinnamon sugar! The addition of nuts makes it even better!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pumpkin
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 666kcal
Author: Anna


!for the cake:

  • 2.25 c all-purpose flour
  • 1.25 tsp powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2.5 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree (not pie filling)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk

!for the topping:

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 and 1/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans


!to make the topping:

  • In a small bowl, mix together sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.

!to make the cake:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Grease and flour a 13" x 9" baking pan. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, baking soda, brown sugar, granulated sugar, salt and pumpkin spice.
  • In another bowl, whisk together pumpkin puree, eggs, vanilla, oil and buttermilk.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and whisk together until smooth. Whisk for about a minute (I use a whisk but you can use a hand-held mixer).
  • Pour the batter into prepared pan. Tap the pan against your counter to release any air bubbles.
  • Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar all over the surface of the cake batter. Sprinkle with nuts.
  • Bake the cake for 32 to 35 minutes OR until a toothpick inserted in few places near the center comes out clean.
  • Cool to room temperature and slice.


Calories: 666kcal | Carbohydrates: 110g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 441mg | Potassium: 233mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 71g | Vitamin A: 6495IU | Vitamin C: 1.9mg | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 3.4mg