20 Best Spicy Pumpkin Recipes

There is something about pumpkins that makes everyone keep asking for more. Things can get even the more flavourful if you know have the right notes. This is exactly the reason as to why I now write.

The article shares twenty recipes that should satisfy any inquiries that you might have had about what new thing to try out in this regard. In order to satisfy this requirement, I have made sure that the shared recipes are diverse. They include among others; bread, cookies, and bread of course.

20 Best Spicy Pumpkin Recipes

1. Pumpkin Spice Cake

This recipe is inspired by a Mexican dish, the impossible flan. Also note that you should use light-coloured Bundt pan for the baking. Otherwise, one that is light coloured easily heats up and therefore could burn its contents.

The ingredients here include among others; butter, vanilla extract, sugar, baking powder, all-purpose flour, pumpkin pie spice, and cream cheese.

To prepare, beat granulated sugar and brown sugar then add eggs. Separately, mix baking powder, pumpkin spice, flour, and salt. Introduce pumpkin, vanilla, and butter milk.

Puree eggs, vanilla, butter milk, cheese, and evaporated milk then transfer to a Bundt pan along with the pumpkin mixture. Bake. Once ready, sprinkle with pecans.


2. Instant Pot Pumpkin Cheesecake

This recipe is certainly one that requires patience. Upon cooking for instance, you will need to wait for the pressure to get released naturally. Once the cake has cooled, you would also have to refrigerate it for at least eight hours.

The ingredients include; vanilla extract, kosher salt, butter, powdered sugar, cream cheese, canned pumpkin, and all-purpose flour.

To prepare, grease a pan with cooking spray then place in it cracker crumbs, brown sugar, salt, and butter then combine. Add flour, pumpkin spice, pumpkin, vanilla, and flour.

Wrap the pan with an aluminum foil and then cover it. Turn the steam release handle to “sealing” and heat on high for at least half an hour.


3. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

The thing about the batter for these muffins, it does not involve overly specific directives that you have to worry about say, in regards to shaping or beating.

The ingredients include; cinnamon, brown sugar, nutmeg, butter milk, canned pumpkin etc. You may switch brown sugar with dark sugar if you wish.

To prepare, mix the dry ingredients and wet ones first. The first group entails cream, eggs, sugar, vanilla, pumpkin, and butter milk. The other has baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, flour, and baking powder. Now add the dry ingredients to the wet ones.

From the result, scoop and transfer to muffin trays. These should be coated with cooking spray. Bake for at least twenty five minutes.


4. Pumpkin Spice Cookies

The best way to understand these cookies is envisaging the usual air crumbs then add to them a softness and then a texture towards pumpkin. The ingredients you will need to pull this off are; cream of tartar, kosher salt, pumpkin, eggs, pumpkin spice, baking soda, and granulated sugar. Cream of tartar has an acidity that is key for the rising of the dough.

To prepare, mix all-purpose flour, cream of tartar, brown sugar, baking soda, and pumpkin spice. Separately, combine pumpkin, cream butter, brown sugar, and introduce the former mixture. Roll the end result into cookies then bake for at least a quarter an hour. Remember to turn. Once ready, the cookies can be stored for days.


5. Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

This recipe can be most likened to classic whoopies. The difference is the ingredients used more so the pumpkin spice as well as brown sugar. Other ingredients include; baking soda, granulated sugar, canola oil, all-purpose flour, vanilla extract, cinnamon. Baking soda is especially key for the rising and spreading.

To prepare, start by whisking pumpkin pie, salt, pumpkin pie, salt, flour, and cinnamon. Separately, combine eggs, vanilla, and oil. Introduce the flour mixture. Make two and half inches circles then bake.

Beat cream cheese, vanilla, sugar, cinnamon, and cinnamon. Once the cookies are ready, pick one at a time and whip the vanilla mixture on one of its sides. Place a cookie on the said side to make pies. Refrigerate.


6. Cranberry-Apple-Pumpkin Bundt

Should you already love cakes with apple and cranberry flavour, this is a recipe that should work well for you. The ingredients include; pecans, powdered sugar, brown sugar, eggs, butter, all-purpose flour, maple syrup, and milk.

To begin, toss pecans, apples, butter, and cranberries until proper coating. Separately, beat butter with vanilla, eggs, pumpkin, and vanilla. Mix the two combinations and bake. It should take at least an hour to get ready.

Now mix maple syrup, milk, and butter. Heat over medium. Stir constantly and once ready, remove then add vanilla. Whisk in sugar until there is thickening. Finally, spoon and spread over the cake. Arrange the pecans around the pumpkin cake.


7. Pumpkin Dump Cake

Dump cakes are often arrived at by mixing fruit pie filling with cake. The approach taken in this case however, is significantly different i.e. turning pumpkin puree into a pie filling and then use the same as our base.

Ingredients include; yellow cake mix, large eggs, ginger, cinnamon, half-and-half, nutmeg etc. Yellow cake may be substituted with any other flavours as you may choose.

To prepare, combine vanilla, nutmeg, ginger, half-and-half, vanilla, cinnamon, and sugar. Incorporate melted butter then pour in a baking sheet. Mix in pumpkin puree. Transfer to a baking sheet and wait until golden brown. To serve, add nutmeg and whipped milk. This step is optional though dependent on what it is that appeals to your taste.


8. Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes

The cheesecakes are convenient enough that you can prepare them at least two days ahead of time. If you are going to go this way, the important thing is that you wait whipping them until service time.

The ingredients necessary for making the cakes include not least; maple syrup, nutmeg, ginger, salt, vanilla extract, eggs, kosher salt, pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice etc.

Now, start by making the crust. Stir sugar, salt, butter, and graham cracker crumbs. Pour in muffin liners at least by half way then bake. Wait for five minutes. Remove to cool. Now beat cream with pumpkin puree. Add vanilla, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, and eggs. Pour into the crusts and bake for another ten minutes. Serve with whipped cream.


9. Pumpkin-Pecan Coffee Cake

When you have decided to make this recipe, you do not have to worry much about the quantities. Any leftovers may always be refrigerated and eaten another day. Moreover, there is no need to reheat. Just remove them from the fridge and wait for them to restrain room temperature.

The ingredients for the cake include; nutmeg, kosher salt, butter milk, baking powder, unsalted butter, eggs, all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, vanilla extract etc.

To prepare, start by placing granulated sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla, and pumpkin in an electric mixer until proper combining. Add salt, nutmeg, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and baking soda. Place in a pan and then bake. Suggestions for toppings are flour, kosher salt, brown sugar, and pecans.


10. Sugar-And-Pumpkin Spice Muffins

The temptation always with any pumpkin baking recipes is to take to canned pumpkin. If you are not in a hurry however, I highly encourage you to use fresh pumpkin for this one.

Other ingredients include; pumpkin pie spice, milk, granulated sugar, self-rising flour, milk, and vanilla extract.

Start on the recipe preparation by baking the pumpkin in a baking sheet. This should not take more than fifty minutes. Split it open thereafter and scoop its flesh.

Mix with vanilla extract, milk, self-rising flour, butter, and pumpkin spice. Divide into muffins that are already spread with paper liners. Transfer to the oven and bake.


11. Mini Pumpkin Pies

The nuanced touch that these mini pumpkin pies bring to the eating pie experience is one of not having to carry forks or plates around. They are small and convenient enough to be carried around in one’s hands.

The ingredients include; half-and-half, cinnamon, eggs, brown sugar, nutmeg, ginger etc.

To prepare; start by preparing the dough. Hereafter, freeze for at least three hours though it could even be overnight should you have the time. From the fridge, separate the dough into circles and place them in muffin cups (do not fill them) then transfer into an oven. Bake until half ready.

Next, mix half-and-half, eggs, sugar, vanilla, and pumpkin. Now transfer the mixture to the muffin cups until they are full. Bake until ready. Serve with nutmeg and whipped cream.


12. Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake with Brown Sugar Icing and Candied Pecans

The secret to make this cake come out most yummy is to spread the icing sugar over it when still warm. The necessary ingredients are; pumpkin spice, large eggs, pumpkin, pecans, granulated sugar, kosher salt, vanilla extract, brown sugar etc.

Each of these ingredients plays a special role. Brown sugar brings with it a touch of molasses for instance while the eggs help keep the cake together.

To prepare, beat eggs then stir in them baking soda, vanilla, pecans, pumpkin, butter, and flour. Be careful not to overwork this mixture. Place in a greased pan and bake for at least an hour.

Find a saucepan and put in it granulated sugar and pumpkin spice then add pecans and cook for ten minutes.

Do not rush this process. Separately, make the icing by stirring butter, cream, and sugar over heat. Remove from heat and add powdered sugar and vanilla. Spread the cake with icing. Place the pecans on its top.


13. Pumpkin Cheesecake Tart with Honey Swiss Meringue

This recipe is arrived at by combining tart crust, a layer of cream, as well as pumpkin. Finally, it is topped with honey and meringue.

The ingredients necessary include; pecans, granulated sugar, powdered sugar, heavy cream, pumpkin pie spice, pumpkin, butter, and vanilla extract.

To start with making the crust, beat butter in an electric mixer then introduce vanilla, eggs, powdered sugar, pecan, and flour. Continue to stir until a ball forms. Hold everything there until an hour has passed. Line the crust with an aluminum foil and fill it with beans and pie weights. Bake for at least twenty minutes.

Turn to the cream cheese. Add it to the mixer along with eggs and sugar. Beat until smooth. Spread the cream over the crust. Whisk pumpkin, heavy cream, salt, pumpkin spice, and eggs.

Add the resulting cream into the cream cheese mixture. Cover with foil and bake. When ready, top with meringue toppings (made from mixing honey, eggs, and salt).


14. Pumpkin Spice Heath Cake

As you may have noticed reading up to this point, the recipes on this list heavily rely on pumpkin pie spice. Yet if you had thought that that is all you would meet, perhaps it would you justice if you appreciated first how this flavour is matched with toffee bits.

The ingredients for the cake amongst others, include; vegetable oil, pumpkin pie spice (as mentioned already), vanilla extract, sour cream, whole milk, sugar, and toffee bits.

To prepare, start by placing pumpkin spice, vanilla, eggs, oil, and sour cream in an electric mixer. Beat until smooth. Introduce cake mix and beat for two minutes.

Finally, add toffee bits and again, beat for another two minutes. Grease a baking pan then pour the mixer contents therein. Bake. When ready, remove from the oven. Make frosting and spread on the cake once it is cool.


15. Pumpkin Pound Cake

The ingredients for this recipe include; unsalted butter, baking powder, all-spice flour, sour cream, kosher salt, eggs, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla extract, and sour cream. Each of these brings it a uniqueness that you do not want to miss out on once you have resolved to make this cake.

Vanilla allows for floral notes for instance, while baking powder is what ensures that cake rises.

As for the eggs, please make sure that they are at room temperature by the time of use. If you find that you forgot to make for this pre-requisite, then you can still place them in warm water for a couple of minutes just before using them.

To prepare, start by mixing certain ingredients in two places. The first group is pumpkin spice, flour, baking powder, and salt. The other is vanilla, sugar, and eggs.

Add the earlier mixture now as well as sour cream and pumpkin. Bake for at least fifty minutes. Allow to cool. In the meantime, heat butter until it has melted then whisk in powdered sugar and maple syrup. Add pecans. Sprinkle over the cake.


16. Pumpkin Bread

The thing about pumpkin bread is that it is so simple. Preparation takes no more than ten minutes. The oven does the rest of the work.

The ingredients here include; all-purpose flour, eggs, cloves, baking soda, vegetable oil, nutmeg to mention but a few. Vegetable oil may be replaced by coconut oil if you like. The bread will come out just as fine.

To prepare, mix together the dry ingredients first i.e. cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, cloves, flour, and salt. Now turn to the eggs, whisk them with oil, melted butter, sugar, and pumpkin.

Once well combined, introduce the dry ingredients mixture. Bake until browning. This will be within a timeframe of fifty or so minutes.


Other Spicy Pumpkin Recipes

  1. Pumpkin Pie Cake.
  2. Pumpkin Layer Cake with Caramel-Cream Cheese Frosting.
  3. Seeded Pumpkin Bread.
  4. Apple-Spice Muffins with Oat Streusel.

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