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Pumpkin Patch Cake

Pumpkin Patch Cake

Sweet potatoes make this a great tasting, moist cake.

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30 min
Prep Time
1 hr 30 min
Total Time



1 1/4 cups granulated sugar

3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

3 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice  

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup milk

1 large (1 1/2 cups) sweet potato, peeled, finely shredded


4 1/2 cups powdered sugar

6 ounces cream cheese, softened

2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

2 to 3 drops green food color


6 small green gumdrops

12 small candy pumpkins


 *Substitute 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger and 1/4 teaspoon each of ground nutmeg and cloves.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom of 13x9-inch baking pan with no-stick cooking spray; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine sugar, 3/4 cup butter, eggs and vanilla in bowl; beat on medium speed until well mixed. Add flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and salt; beat at low speed until well mixed. Gradually add milk, beating well after each addition. Stir in sweet potato.

  3. STEP 3

    Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 27-32 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.

  4. STEP 4

    Combine powdered sugar, cream cheese and 2 tablespoons butter in bowl. Beat on low speed until smooth and creamy. Place 1/2 cup frosting in bowl; stir in enough food color for desired tint. Spoon green frosting into resealable plastic food bag; snip off 1 small corner of bag.

  5. STEP 5

    Frost cake with remaining white frosting. Pipe green frosting over top of cake to resemble pumpkin vines. Roll each gumdrop with rolling pin to about 1 1/2-inches in diameter. Cut out leaves with small knife or canapé cutter. Place leaves and pumpkins randomly along green frosting vines on cake.

Tip #1

Choose dark orange sweet potatoes for the best color in this cake.

Nutrition (1 serving)

480 Calories
16 Fat (g)
80 Cholesterol (mg)
310 Sodium (mg)
81 Carbohydrates (g)
1 Dietary Fiber
4 Protein (g)
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