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Pumpkin Cake

Pumpkin Cake

Nothing says Fall quite like pumpkin and an essential baking dish everyone needs is an amazing pumpkin cake. This cake tastes like you are eating pumpkin pie because it is so moist and full of flavor.

I have tried many pumpkin cake recipes and this is by far the best one. In fact, I have been using this recipe for over 12 years now! Give this a try and I am sure you will be adding it to your rotation for years to come.

Pumpkin Cake

A classic pumpkin Fall cake full of flavor
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American


  • loaf pan or round cake pan


  • 1 stick of softened unsalted butter 8 ounces
  • 1 2/3 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree not pumpkin pie puree but plain pureed pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup very warm milk microwave for about 1 minute
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Pre heat your oven to 350 degrees
  • grease and flour a round cake pan or loaf pan (this is when you grease your pan then add a couple tbsp of flour and coat the greased pan by turning the flour around your pan until it is all coated)
  • Grab 2 bowls. In the first bowl add your flour, spices, baking powder and baking soda and set aside.
  • In your other bowl add your butter and sugar and cream it with a hand mixer until it is fluffy.
  • Next, add your eggs and mix well until it is incorporated.
  • Now add your pumpkin, vanilla and milk and mix well.
  • Next, add your dry ingredients from the other bowl and mix by hand just until it is all incorporated.
  • Pour your batter into your prepared pans
  • If you are using a cake pan, bake for about 50-60 minutes or just until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
    If you are using a loaf pan, place loaf pan on a sheet tray (to prevent any leaks) and bake for about 55-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean
  • When done, remove from the oven and let cool for 15 minutes
  • Once cool, take a knife carefully around the edge and loosen the cake from the pan. Then invert it (place a plate on top and flip it over on tot he plate) and let cool for another 15 minutes
  • enjoy!


If you are lucky to not eat this whole thing in the first day, you can store it in an air tight container for up to 4 days in the fridge

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