Vegan Pumpkin Layer Cake with Maple Cinnamon Frosting

This easy-to-make plant-based cake is loaded with warm spices and covered in a simple cinnamon-maple frosting for a holiday dessert everyone can enjoy.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons Simple Truth Organic™ Whole Ground Flaxseed Meal
  • 1 cup almond milk, divided
  • 1⁄2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1⁄2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 can (15 oz.) Simple Truth Organic™ Solid Packed 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla, divided
  • 1 cup plant-based butter
  • 3 1⁄2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon, plus more for decorating if desired


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease two 8” cake pans and line with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In large bowl, whisk together flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  • In second bowl, stir together flaxseed meal and 6 tablespoons almond milk. Let stand 5 minutes to thicken.
  • Whisk together remaining 10 tablespoons almond milk, oil, sugars, pumpkin, vinegar and 1 teaspoon vanilla.
  • Add wet ingredients into dry; stir until just combined. Divide batter evenly between prepared pans.
  • Bake 30 to 33 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Transfer cakes to wire racks and allow to cool in pans 15 minutes.
  • Carefully remove cakes from pans. Let cool completely before frosting.
  • Meanwhile, beat butter until smooth and fluffy. Add powdered sugar, maple syrup, cinnamon and remaining 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat on low until sugar is combined before increasing speed and beating mixture until fluffy.
  • Place 1 cake layer on cake plate or stand. Top with about ¾ cup of frosting; spread in an even layer. Place second cake layer on top. Frost the top and sides of cake with remaining frosting. Sprinkle a ring of ground cinnamon along the outer top edge of the cake if desired.
  • Store refrigerated.