And for a dessert, pumpkin pie might be traditional, but it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. I don’t think most kids like it, but I think they would be more excited about this pumpkin maple spice cake, if only because it has icing. Maple has been making appearances in all kinds of things this year, and it’s a staple at my house, on pancakes, in homemade granola, on top of plain homemade yogurt. In a pumpkin dessert? As I’ve written before, pumpkin is kind of bland, so instead of just tasting the sugar you’re putting in the dessert, the maple will bring a little extra flavor.