pumpkin cake and a halloween bash.

I’ve made another cake. So sue me! And it was for another collaboration with my girls, Alex and Anna. I guess I just think of throwing a party and know that we need a cake. As the goddess, Julia Child always said “A party without cake is just a meeting”. So for this Halloween bash I knew I wanted to make a cake with pumpkin spice because who doesn’t love everything pumpkin? Okay, I know there are plenty of you that don’t. I used to despise everything pumpkin, but then I started trying new things and realized I do like pumpkin, just not in pie! Haha. Basically I love pumpkin now, but pumpkin pie by itself is not my jam.

This cake was a fun way to tie together the pumpkins on the table and the pumpkin flavor we love in fall. The last collab we did was based all around the wonders of fall and those deep beautiful colors you find in autumn. But this time, we took another approach to fall. It’s a more feminine, bright version that we laid out for this Halloween table. So many pumpkins, a beautiful cement skull by Anew Nature, and gorgeous blooms once again from Trader Joes. And my girls brought all types of amazing treats. Below is a little menu of the things we made for this fun Halloween bash! I don’t have the soup recipe up yet, but it’ll be coming at ya soon! It’s so yummy and easy…cuz you know I don’t like complicated ones!

I used all the same florals that were on the table for the cake as well. So to make the little bouquets I used a few different flowers: eucalyptus, hydrangeas, and small gerbera daisies. I always thinking picking 3 or more different kinds of flowers or greens can help with the texture of a vase and also a cake. I prefer the quarter or half decorated cakes as well. So pick a few flowers, greenery and build it until it makes sense to you! Add an apple or two and make it as full as you’d like.

Cheers to the second successful collaboration with my lovelies. I’m so happy to have these wonderful relationships with such strong women. Community over competition. Let me know your favorite Halloween treats in the comments below!


Pumpkin Cake:

  • 3 cups flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin spice seasoning

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened at room temperature

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 3 eggs

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1 can pumpkin puree (15 oz)

  • 1 cup milk


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened at room temperature

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened at room temperature

  • 3 ½ cups powdered sugar, sifted 1-2 times

  • 3 tablespoon maple syrup

  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin spice seasoning

  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. And prepare your cake pans (9 inch rounds) with grease and parchment lining on the bottom.

  2. In a medium sized mixing bowl combine flour, baking soda, salt, and pumpkin spice seasoning.

  3. In your electric mixer bowl add the softened butter and sugars. Using the whisk attachment whip until the batter is fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Then add the puree and vanilla and whisk on a medium speed. Alternate adding in your flour mixture and milk. Start and end with the flour mixture.

  4. Divide the batter evenly in the lined pans. Slightly slam the pans onto the counter to get rid of any bubbles.

  5. Bake for 30-35 minutes, test with a toothpick and make sure it comes out clean. Remove from the oven and cool for 10 minutes before releasing from the pans. Flip cakes out of the pans and let them cool on racks.


  1. Using your mixer and the paddle attachment again, whip the butter and cream cheese for 8 minutes on medium/low speed. The butter will become very creamy!

  2. Mix in the maple syrup and seasonings letting it stir for about 1 minute. Slowly add in sifted powdered sugar until mixed.


  1. Assemble the cooled cakes, 1 layer followed by a layer of frosting and repeat. Then do a crumb coat with frosting and spread on frosting until you’re satisfied.

  2. Enjoy!

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