Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Cake is the perfect cake for fall. Chunks of dark chocolate are baked into a moist pumpkin cake. A layer of pumpkin spice cream cheese frosting adds the finishing touch!
Have you had enough pumpkin recipes yet?
This recipe features an underrated and underutilized ingredient combo: chocolate and pumpkin.
It’s one cake both chocolate lovers and pumpkin enthusiasts can agree on.
Bring a pumpkin spice cake with cream cheese frosting to Thanksgiving dinner this year or bake it up whenever the craving strikes.
I’ve even been known to have a slice for breakfast with my coffee. Shhhh.
Don’t have any cake flour on hand?
Here’s how to make cake flour substitute.
It works beautifully in this recipe!
You can also make your own homemade pumpkin spice instead of buying it in the store.
I can show you that, here!
So much more cost effective than store bought.
Especially if you do a lot of fall baking like me!
Make your own Pumpkin Spice Frosting.
Use it on this cake, and other recipes like cupcakes, too!
Yes, you can freeze this cake either before or adding the frosting! Freeze it whole or slice into individual servings. Then, you can defrost only what you need and store the rest for later.
This cake is still delicious with chocolate chips as a swap for the chocolate chunks. Use dark, semi-sweet or milk chocolate. Whatever chocolate you prefer will taste wonderful in this pumpkin cake.
Better indulge in all the pumpkin goodies you can while they’re in season! Before you know it it’ll be time for the holiday fudge and Christmas cookies.
These No Bake Pumpkin Dream Bars are one of the most popular recipes on my site for a reason. You don’t have to turn on the oven, so they’re an ideal choice for the holidays when your oven space is occupied by the turkey.
For an eye catching treat, make a batch of Pumpkin Spice Meringue Pumpkins to share. The pumpkin shape makes them great for Halloween too!
Need more ideas for pumpkin cake variations? This Chai Spiced Pumpkin Cake has even more warming spices and a mouthwatering aroma. Perfect with a hot cup of coffee or tea on a chilly fall day.
Check out these other delicious pumpkin desserts next. . . .
Pumpkin and chocolate come together with a spiced cream cheese frosting!
This Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Cake is a must-try dessert for fall.
I used to rate everything I made on a scale of 1-4 with a 4 being the best and this Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Cake earned 3 1/2 rolling pins when I originally made it. It was quite delicious! I am really in love with the combination of pumpkin and chocolate.
They just go so well together! I think cream cheese frosting is always good on top of cakes, but flavored with the pumpkin spice just gave it that extra umph!
*This post was originally published Oct. 29, 2014. It has been revised in format and in pictures on 10/1/2021.
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