Molasses Cake with Pumpkin Spice Buttercream

When it comes to food, I like to eat just about anything at any given moment. Ice cream on a cold Winter day or hot soup on a hot Summer day are no strangers to me. I will definitely consume hot coffee in the Summer rather than going for a more refreshing beverage so I guess that makes me a weirdo or maybe some kind of masochist… Regardless, I like food and I rebel against the weather! I have been craving Fall like tastes lately such as pumpkin spice and molasses so I decided to make a molasses cake with pumpkin spice buttercream icing despite the time of year; Spring. 


Molasses cake

Molasses cake

Molasses Cake Ingredients:

  • 1 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  1. In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt. Combine and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the egg. Add yogurt, molasses and hot water and mix until combined.
  3. Add the flour mix to the wet mix and beat until combined.
  4. Pour into greased 9×9 pan.
  5. Bake at 375°F for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Pumpkin Spice Buttercream Icing

Pumpkin Spice Buttercream Icing

Pumpkin Spice Buttercream Icing Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter (or salted butter)
  • 3-4 cups of icing sugar (also known as confectioners’ sugar and powdered sugar)
  • 1/4 tsp salt (DO NOT add salt if you are using salted butter)
  • 1/2 tbsp vanilla extract
  • up to 4 tbsp of milk or heavy cream (I used 1% milk)
  • 1/2 to 1 tbsp of pumpkin spice (depending on taste)
  1. Beat the butter until smooth.
  2. Add 3 cups of icing sugar and combine.
  3. Add the vanilla, salt (if using salted butter do not add salt), and 2 tbsp of milk or cream.
  4. Add pumpkin spice and combine.


If the icing is too thick, add milk.
If the icing is too thin, add icing sugar.

Molasses cake with Pumpkin Spice Buttercream icing

Molasses cake with Pumpkin Spice Buttercream icing


Categories: Baking, Butter, Cinnamon, Food, Greek Yogurt, Molasses, My Photography, Pumpkin, Recipes, Whole Wheat Flour | 7 Comments

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7 thoughts on “Molasses Cake with Pumpkin Spice Buttercream

  1. Yummy! It looks delicious! Nice recipe! 🙂

  2. This looks great!

  3. I think I may be in love with this cake…and I haven’t even nibbled it yet!

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