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Pumpkin Spice Cake with Chai Buttercream Frosting

Soft, moist, and the perfect cake! This Pumpkin Spice Cake with Chai Buttercream Frosting is the ultimate Fall dessert!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Cakes and Cupcakes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 cake
Calories: 592kcal
Author: Traci



  • 2 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 Tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 Tablespoon natural process cocoa powder
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 ¾ cups sugar
  • 1 ¼ cups buttermilk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla


  • 1 cup butter room temperature
  • 3 cups powdered sugar sifted
  • 1 teaspoon chai spice
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons heavy cream



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spray 3 6-inch cake pans with baking spray. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, and cocoa powder. Set aside.
  • In bowl of electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Add flour mixture alternately with buttermilk, stirring after each addition. Do not over-mix!
  • Stir in vanilla.
  • Evenly divide batter into pans and bake about 30-35 minutes, or until done.


  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat butter until fluffy. About 3 minutes.
  • Add powdered sugar 1 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  • Stir in chai spice and vanilla.


Expert Tips:
  • Be sure to check the expiration dates on your baking powder and baking soda.
  • You can use a scale to ensure the cake batter is equal in each pan!
  • This recipe makes a three layered 6 inch cake.
  • Cooking may vary based on your oven! use a cake tester/tooth pick to check if your cakes are done.
  • If you let the cake sit overnight, it will develop more flavor!


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 592kcal | Carbohydrates: 79g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 121mg | Sodium: 510mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 58g