Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake with Cinnamon Ginger Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Prep 20 mins
  • Total 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Serves 10

TIP: Additional orange zest, candied ginger, and chocolate chips make an enticing topping for this cake.


  • Contains Eggs
  • Contains Milk/Dairy

Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Eggs, Milk/Dairy

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  • 3 cups water, for steaming
  • Nonstick cooking spray


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin puree
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup


  • 1 block (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon candied ginger
  • Zest and 1 tablespoon juice of 1 navel orange


  • Deluxe Reversible Rack
  • Large Bowl
  • Whisk
  • Step 1

    Pour 3 cups of water into the pot. Spray Ninja Multi-Purpose Pan (or 8-inch round baking pan) with nonstick cooking spray.

  • Step 2

    In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, and chocolate chips.

  • Step 3

    In a separate large bowl, add the pumpkin puree, vegetable oil, eggs, and maple syrup. Whisk together, then fold in the dry ingredients until smooth. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan.

  • Step 4

    Place the pan on the bottom layer of the Deluxe Reversible Rack in the lower position, then place the rack in the pot.

  • Step 5

    Close the lid and move slider to STEAMCRISP. Select STEAM & BAKE, set the temperature to 285°F, and set the time for 20 minutes. Press START/STOP to begin cooking (PrE will display for approx. 20 minutes as the unit steams, then the timer will start counting down).

  • Step 6

    When cooking is complete, remove the rack with the pan and let cool.

  • Step 7

    While the cake cools, use a hand or stand mixer to combine all frosting ingredients.

  • Step 8

    When the cake has completely cooled, frost and serve.