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The Best Pumpkin Pound Cake You Will Ever Bake

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Pumpkin Pound Cake is truly one of the best cakes you will ever bake! Made in a Bundt pan, this cake is dense, yet soft, and will taste so much better than any pumpkin cake you can find at the store! Such and easy and delicious recipe to have for fall and holiday gatherings.

Pumpkin Pound Cake

Pumpkin pound cake from scratch

When taking long road trips, we make a point to stop at the rest areas that have a Starbucks coffee.

During the spring and summer, I always go for the lemon pound cake, but in fall and winter, it's all about the Starbucks pumpkin bread

With a cup of coffee and a slice of this bread in hand, and my favorite scarf wrapped around tight, it's like a little taste & feel of fall!  

This sweet treat is just as good if not better than the pumpkin loaf cake, so you know what that means!

I'll be basking in the joy of baking pumpkin pound cake from scratch from now on! 

Related pumpkin recipes: Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake, Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts, Pumpkin Drop Cookies, Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes, Pumpkin Peanut Butter Crescent Roll Snacks, Pumpkin Roll Dessert

pumpkin pound cake batter in bundt pan

Baking Tools For Successful Pound Cake

Some baking tools I use to make my pumpkin pound cake recipe successful are the following: 

Pumpkin pound cake recipe ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 can (15 oz.) pumpkin
Pumpkins on table with orange cloth

How to make super moist pumpkin pound cake

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350. In mixer bowl, combine sugar and oil until blended.

Tip: It's important to add your eggs, 1 at a time, mixing in well after each addition to ensure a great crumb in your cake. 

In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, and other spices.

Add 1/3 of the flour mixture, blend. Add 1/3 of canned pumpkin; alternating each addition of flour and pumpkin until all incorporated. When alternating ingredients, you can be sure your batter will be fully developed for deliciousness and ready for your pan!

Pour batter into a well-greased fluted bundt pan.

Bake 55-60 minutes or until toothpick tests clean. Cool for 10-15 minutes before inverting on rack to cool completely.

Some favorite toppings for pumpkin pound cake

Sometimes, plain is just the way to go. We really like this fall dessert just as it is with no topping at all.

However, if you are an icing or topping type of person when it comes to cake, then here are some tasty suggestions: 

  1. Powdered Sugar is a great way to dress up any dessert. Simply place a 1/4 cup of confectioner sugar into a mesh sieve and by gently tapping the side, cover the top of your baked good. 
  2. You can also top your pumpkin pound cake with a cream cheese glaze.  
  3. I also think topping this bread-like cake with maple pecan glaze would taste amazing too! 

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Pumpkin Pound Cake

This really is the perfect fall dessert or breakfast cake!

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Pumpkin Pound Cake

pumpkin pound cake on rack

This dense delicious cake made with pumpkin is the perfect fall treat to enjoy as dessert or with your coffee over breakfast. Rivals Starbucks Pumpkin cake any day!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 can, 15 oz. pumpkin

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In mixer bowl, combine sugar and oil until blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing in well after each addition.
  3. In separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, and other spices. Add 1/3 of flour mixture, blend. Add 1/3 of canned pumpkin; alternating each addition of flour and pumpkin until all incorporated.
  4. Pour batter into a well greased fluted bundt pan.
  5. Bake 55-60 minutes or until toothpick tests clean.
  6. Cool for 10-15 minutes before inverting on rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1 Servings

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 231Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 163mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 1gSugar: 21gProtein: 3g

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Post Updated 10/14/20

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Marcia Sherman

Thursday 26th of November 2020

I made this pumpkin pound cake for Thanksgiving morning breakfast. It was so moist and so flavorful, I’m glad I didn’t make the cream cheese icing. I put out butter and cream cheese instead. It was a big hit.

Kelly Pugliano

Tuesday 1st of December 2020

I'm so glad you enjoyed this recipe!! I love making this pumpkin pound cake- it is so delicious!

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Susan

Saturday 31st of October 2020

Looks great! Had a question. You mention cream cheese and maple glazed but no recipes. Where can I find those?

Kelly Pugliano

Sunday 1st of November 2020

Yes- I mentioned those as options if you wanted to top this cake with frosting or glaze, although it is delicious just plain! I will have to write up some of these or link to some I find!

kris

Sunday 6th of September 2020

Would have been helpful to see the actually inside of the cake.

Kelly Pugliano

Wednesday 9th of September 2020

This is a tried and true recipe that is absolutely delicious. When you bake it yourself, you will see why it is one of our most popular cakes!

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