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Creamy Pumpkin Magic Cake topped with a pumpkin spice frosting drizzle. This is a great make-ahead dessert for the holidays!

Pumpkin Magic Cake with a Pumpkin Spice Icing

Creamy Pumpkin Magic Cake with a pumpkin spice drizzle on top. This is a great make-ahead dessert for the holidays. Everyone will be asking for the recipe!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 12 people
Calories 257kcal
Author foodnessgracious


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 4 whole egg yolks save the whites from two of the eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups powdered confectioners sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup pumpkin canned
  • 2 1/2 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

For The Glaze Topping

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar sifted.
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 tablespoons milk


  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Butter an 8 x 8 cake pan and line with parchment paper, set aside.
  • Melt the butter and set aside.
  • Beat the egg yolks and powdered sugar until pale and light, about 5-6 minutes.
  • Mix in the melted butter and combine.
  • Add the flour mixing well to break down any lumps. Beat in the milk and vanilla.
  • Add the pumpkin, pumpkin spice and cinnamon and whisk until smooth.
  • In another bowl whip the two egg whites until stiff peaks.
  • Slowly add the egg whites whisking gently until smooth.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  • Set the pan on a baking tray and bake for about 50-60 minutes. The top will still be a little jiggly but will set upon cooling.
  • Cool completely before slicing into small squares and drizzling with the spice glaze.
  • Combine the powdered sugar, pie spice and milk in a bowl and mix together with a fork.
  • Place in the microwave and warm for 20-25 seconds until it becomes a thin pourable consistency.
  • Drizzle the icing over each square and serve.


The cake will slice better after being in the refrigerator. It is also best served at room temperature.
Adapted from White On Rice Couple, http://whiteonricecouple.com/recipes/magic-custard-cake/


Calories: 257kcal