Pumpkin Apple Cake - The Southern Lady Cooks

This Pumpkin Apple Cake with Nutmeg Frosting is one of my all time favorites. This great fall dessert made with apples and pumpkin and topped with nutmeg frosting will surely impress your guests. This delicious cake is one your family will love. Great for any gathering or event!  The combination of apples and pumpkin really go great together. Definitely add this one to your menu. If you love pumpkin cakes, check out this delicious pumpkin coffee cake.

Pumpkin Apple Cake Ingredients Needed:

All-purpose flour


Baking powder

Baking soda






Canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix just straight pumpkin)

Vanilla flavoring


Oil (I use Canola)

Fresh apples


Walnut pieces (Optional)

Nutmeg Frosting Ingredients Needed:

Cream cheese, softened


Confectioners sugar

Bourbon (optional)


This cake is perfect for Thanksgiving or really any Fall gathering. The taste is wonderful and I frosting is wonderful. Everyone I have served this cake to has asked for the recipe. Full recipe in recipe card below.

Recipe Feedback: “This cake is delicious!!! It was so easy and the frosting…wow. My family ate every single crumb.” – Barbara

“I’ve made this cake 3 times. Everyone loves it. Thank you soooo much. Best wishes!” -Joann

“Made it yesterday for get-together! Everyone loved it! I made it in a sheet pan. So moist and yummy!” – Johnetta

“Made this week and used the other nutmeg frosting recipe of yours – DELICIOUS! Thank you!” – Crystal


Pumpkin Apple Cake - The Southern Lady Cooks


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Pumpkin Apple Cake with Nutmeg Frosting

This Pumpkin Apple Cake with Nutmeg Frosting is a recipe you'll want to keep.
4.94 from 15 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 2 cups canned pumpkin not pumpkin pie mix just straight pumpkin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla flavoring
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup oil I use Canola
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh apples peeled and grated or shredded
  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • 3/4 cup walnut pieces Optional

Nutmeg Frosting

  • 1 8 oz pkg. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 stick butter or margarine softened
  • 1 1 lb. box confectioners sugar
  • 4 teaspoons bourbon
  • 2 teaspoons nutmeg


  • In a large bowl combine oil, eggs, sugar, vanilla, pumpkin and mix well using electric mixer. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger and apples and continue mixing.
  • Fold in nuts and raisins and pour batter into a sprayed or greased 9 x 13 cake pan. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven 45 to 50 minutes.

Nutmeg Frosting

  • Mix all ingredients with mixer until you get the spreading consistency you want. Spread on cooled cake.
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