Pumpkin Cookie Cake

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A soft and flavorful spiced cookie cake. The perfect treat for a fall birthday!

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Pumpkin Cookie Cake: A soft and flavorful spiced cookie cake. The perfect treat for a fall birthday!

It’s time for my annual cookie cake recipe, because today I turn 34!

I oh so nicely coincided my birthday week with #FAFpumpkinweek for this very reason, to be perfectly honest. 

I started this accidental tradition when I shared my super popular chocolate chip cookie cake with chocolate fudge frosting recipe on my 30th birthday. 

Subsequent birthdays brought us:
funfetti sugar cookie cake
peanut butter cookie cake
•and triple chocolate cookie cake

Pumpkin Cookie Cake: A soft and flavorful spiced cookie cake. The perfect treat for a fall birthday!

This pumpkin cookie cake is my 5th cookie cake celebration, so I made it extra special with a dose of Fresh April Sprinkles! Pictured here is our Oh My Gourd Sprinkle Blend. Do you just want to pinch those little pumpkin quin cheeks or what??

OH. AND. Guess what? 

In honor of my 34th birthday, I’m giving away a 4oz bag of this blend! Find rules for the giveaway at the bottom of this post. 

Pumpkin Cookie Cake: A soft and flavorful spiced cookie cake. The perfect treat for a fall birthday!

But first, we’re going to chat about this pumpkin cookie cake, because it’s the ABSOLUTE PERFECT treat for your fall. And it’s got “fall birthday” written sprinkled all over it. 

Much like most baked goods with pumpkin in them, this cookie cake is soft. It’s very much unlike all of the other cookie cakes on my blog in that those cookie cakes are all crunchy on the edges and soft in the center, much like a perfect cookie. 

This pumpkin cookie cake is the most like a cake texture that you’ll probably ever find in cookie cake. And that’s ok! Because that’s what we love about pumpkin baked goods. 

Pumpkin Cookie Cake: A soft and flavorful spiced cookie cake. The perfect treat for a fall birthday!

Nothing fancy up in this recipe, but we’ll use both granulated and brown sugar for depth of flavor and sweetness. Cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and allspice round out the flavor and make sure that every bite of this pumpkin cookie cake pack a spicy punch.

The greatest thing, I think, about this cookie cake is that it doesn’t need to be chilled. Many, in fact probably most, of my cookie recipes require chilling before baking. That’s totally not necessary when it comes to this pumpkin cookie cake. 

One bowl, mix it up with your hands, throw it in a springform pan (because springform are my FAVORITE for cookie cakes!) and you’re ready to go!

Pumpkin Cookie Cake: A soft and flavorful spiced cookie cake. The perfect treat for a fall birthday!

Now… The frosting. 

I’ve brought options, my friends!

I topped this with my classic vanilla buttercream, because that’s what I had on hand in my fridge. 

Other suggestions I have for topping this pumpkin cookie cake are:
classic cream cheese frosting
whipped white chocolate ganache
whipped cream buttercream
•OR (!!!) maple cinnamon cream cheese buttercream.

OMG. All of them. Please use all of them. 

Truthfully, any of those frostings would make an excellent complement to this spicy pumpkin cookie cake. You really can’t go wrong. 

Pumpkin Cookie Cake: A soft and flavorful spiced cookie cake. The perfect treat for a fall birthday!

And then, obviously you need all of the fall sprinkles!

You ready to win some?


Simply comment on this blog and tell me your favorite PUMPKIN recipe. And if you don’t love pumpkin, just tell me your favorite fall recipe.

Winner will receive one 4oz pouch of Fresh April Sprinkles Oh My Gourd Sprinkle Blend. 

Giveaway ends 9/27 at 11:59pm!

Pumpkin Cookie Cake

A soft and flavorful spiced cookie cake. The perfect treat for a fall birthday!
Prep Time10 mins
Bake Time24 mins
Recipe Author Lynn April
Servings: 10 servings



  • 1 and 1/2 cup all purpose flour be sure to measure properly
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 6 Tablespoons pumpkin purée
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Spray a 9" springform pan (or pie plate) with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Set aside.
  • In a medium size bowl, whisk together the melted butter and pumpkin. Add both of the sugars and the vanilla extract and whisk again until smooth.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir with a large spatula until everything is incorporated. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 22-24 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before decorating.
  • When you are ready to decorate the cookie cake, prepare the frosting of your choosing. Decorate while cookie cake is inside or outside of the outer ring of the springform pan. Store leftovers covered tightly in the refrigerator up to 5 days.
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  1. Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies or pumpkin cheesecake!

  2. Debbie W. says:

    Love anything pumpkin. Your pumpkin cookie cake recipe looks delicious and a must try.

  3. Daria Porreca says:

    Pumpkin rolls with LOTS of cream cheese frosting are my fav! But there’s also something amazing about the first bite of (good) pumpkin pie with whipped cream every year. Happy birthday, friend!

  4. Marla Montalto says:

    I LIKE pumpkin recipes but my favorite fall flavor is apple. Apple cider, apple pie, Carmel apple, but my all time favorite is a Jewish apple cake. I found a recipe in a church cookbook about thirty years ago and every fall I make it. So yummy! I’m new to your blog and I am really enjoying your recipes. Have the happiest of birthdays!

  5. Katie Kalinowski says:

    I LOVE pumpkin dip! But is HAS to be with homemade gingersnaps 🙂 Happy Birthday Lynn!

  6. Margie Converse says:

    Happy Birthday Lynn – my all-time fall favorite is an apple crisp❣️❣️❣️

  7. Wishing you a Happy Birthday!! I would say my favorite fall dessert is anything with apples in it, honeycrisps are my favorite.

  8. Casey Converse says:

    Our pumpkin spice wedding cake was my favorite but to make myself is straight pumpkin pie! Happy Birthday!!

  9. Pumpkin Pie all.the.way.

  10. Katja Beh-Forrest says:

    Oh my, I cannot wait to try this recipe. My favorite pumpkin treat though, is a pumpkin cheesecake. Hope you have a superb birthday!

  11. Definitely a huge fan of the classic pumpkin roll with cream cheese filling 😍

  12. Karen Carney says:

    Pumpkin granola is the best fall recipe to me! I don’t make it often for fear I will not stop eating it, no self control when pumpkin is in season! Can’t wait to try your Pumpkin Cookie cake recipe!

  13. Braise McGaughran says:

    My favorite pumpkin dessert has to be pumpkin roll! Happy birthday, this cookie cake looks so good:)

  14. Marisa Hirsche says:

    Love me some pumpkin bread!!! A classic!

  15. Natalie J Vandenberghe says:

    It’s hard to name just one favorite pumpkin recipe. My kids love my Great Pumpkin cookies and harvest loaf (those recipes have chocolate chips in them) I also love pumpkin earthquake cake–because cream cheese is delicious! I usually make Pumpkin flan/custard every year (fooling myself into thinking I’m saving calories by not having pie crust. lol)
    I love those colorful sprinkles!
    Happy birthday!

    1. Ohhh, so many good pumpkin ideas here, Natalie! I love it! Thanks for entering the giveaway… Congrats! You won!

      Please email me your name and mailing address: lynn@freshaprilflours.com

  16. Pumpkin roll w/cream cheese; my mom’s pumpkin pie recipe; and, I also make a pumpkin pie w/a layer of cheesecake that is very good too. I will def be trying your pumpkin biscuits that was posted the other day. Love me some pumpkin in the fall.

  17. Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies! 😋

  18. Any kind of pumpkin muffin/roll/cake so long as it has a delicious cream cheese icing or filling. 🤤🤤

  19. Sara Allaire says:

    I love everything pumpkin, but of course, you can’t go wrong with class pumpkin pie!
    Happy birthday!

  20. Kim Avery says:

    My favorite pumpkin recipe is easy pumpkin muffins. Its just a can of pumpkin and a yellow cake mix! Some times I add mini chocolate chips!