Pumpkin Spice Cake in Mason Jars

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Pumpkin Spice Cake in Mason Jars
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Everyone loves pumpkin spice cake, especially with a pumpkin spice flavored cream cheese frosting!

Here is a fun (and easy) way to serve pumpkin spice cake -- in mason jars!

What you'll need

  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground clove (optional)
  • Pumpkin Cream-Cheese Frosting:
  • 1 package (8-ounce) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups powdered sugar

How to make it

  1. Prepare cake pans: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 9 x 13 inch cake pan with butter or oil.

  2. Make the batter: With an electric mixer, set on medium speed, cream butter with sugars and mix until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition, until the mixture is smooth and light. Set aside.

  3. Combine the canned pumpkin, buttermilk, and vanilla in a medium bowl and set aside.

  4. Combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg, and clove, in a large bowl and set aside. Add the flour mixture and buttermilk mixture to the butter mixture, gradually, blending well after each addition until smooth.

  5. Bake the cake: Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted into the middle of each cake comes out clean -- about 35 to 40 minutes.

  6. Let the cake cool for about 30 minutes.

  7. Make the frosting: Blend the cream cheese, canned pumpkin, butter, orange juice, orange zest, and vanilla in a large bowl using an electric mixer set at medium speed, mixing until smooth.

  8. Add the sugar to the frosting mixture, continuing to mix until light and creamy -- about 5 more minutes.

  9. Assemble in jars: Cut (or scoop) cake into small pieces. Insert pieces of cake inside jars, then add a dollop of frosting, alternating layers until jars are filled.

  10. Serve or store refrigerated (for up to four days). Enjoy!

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