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This pumpkin cake is loaded with the flavor and aroma of the Indian tea spice blend.
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Chai Spiced Pumpkin Cake

Chai Spiced Pumpkin Cake is the best cake for the autumn season. Learn how to make a pumpkin cake recipe in a few simple steps.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 9 inch cake
Calories: 228kcal
Author: Hina Gujral


  • 3/4 Cup pumpkin puree (see notes above)
  • 3/4 Cup light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoon any flavorless oil (canola/olive oil)
  • 1 ¼ Cup all-purpose flour (maida)
  • 1 ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon Chai Masala ( see recipe )

Ingredients for the glaze

  • 1/3 Cup cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 Cup powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoon milk, at room temperature


Prepare the Cake:

  • Grease 7″ square tin with oil or you can use 3 mini loaf pan or a 9 inch tin.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together pumpkin puree, brown sugar, eggs, and oil until all combined well and creamy in texture. Do not whisk for too long after adding the eggs.
  • Sift all the dry ingredients together including the chai spice in a separate bowl. Add the dry ingredients to the liquid batter in two batches. Using spatula mix well to make a smooth batter.
  • If the batter seems to be thick add 2 – 4 tablespoons of milk and combine well. Do not over mix the batter else result will be a tough cake.
  • Preheat oven at 180 C. Add the batter in the prepared tin. Bake for 40 – 45 minutes. Once golden brown on the top and a tester come out clean, the cake is ready to come out of the oven.
  • Let it cool down completely at room temperature over a wire rack before cutting into pieces.

Prepare the Glaze:

  • For the glaze, mix all the ingredients with a wire whisk until it is of dropping consistency.
  • Drizzle the glaze over the cake and garnish with chopped pistachio and almonds.
  • Serve Chai Spiced Pumpkin Cake for the teatime.


Requirement Equipments: 9-inch Loaf Pan (Buy It Here)


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 228kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 81mg | Potassium: 175mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 3354IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 2mg