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Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Skillet Cake with Brown Sugar Whipped Topping

The perfect fall dessert! Impress your family and friends with this Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Skillet Cake. Serve it with an easy Brown Sugar Whipped Topping or ice cream.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 8 pieces


For the Cake

  • 3/4 cup butter softened
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups Flour
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 cup salted caramel morsels can also use pumpkin spice morsels or cinnamon chips

For the Sugar Sprinkle

  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon

For the Brown Sugar Whipped Topping

  • 1 8 oz. container Cool Whip or any whipped topping
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Butter a 10 inch cast iron skillet. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the butter, both sugars, pumpkin, eggs, and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer for 1 minute.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, pumpkin pie spice, and cream of tartar.
  • In three increments, add the flour mixture to the butter/sugar mixture. Scrape the sides of the bowl.
  • When all ingredients are combined, beat on medium-high speed for 1 minute.
  • Spoon the batter into the prepared cast iron skillet. Spread to the sides.
  • To make the sugar sprinkle, combine the 1/2 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice in a small bowl. Whisk to combine. Sprinkle over batter.
  • Sprinkle salted caramel morsels on top of the sugar sprinkle.
  • Place skillet in center of oven. Bake for 40 minutes.
  • While the cake is baking, make the brown sugar whipped topping. Add the brown sugar and cinnamon to the 8 oz. container of whipped topping. Stir well. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Cake will rise in the middle and is done when a knife inserted in center comes out clean. The top will be firm to the touch.
  • Cool on wire rack for 20 minutes. Serve with brown sugar whipped topping or ice cream.


A 9 x 9 inch square baking pan can be used. Baking time may need a slight adjustment. 
by Ann Drake
On Sutton Place