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Pumpkin Cake

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Nov 20, 2011 at 7:50am

pumpkin cake

Spicy, tender Pumpkin Cake to eat warm with whipped cream.

Lovely for dessert, but devoured ’round these parts…for breakfast! When we ran out of whipped cream I just poured heavy cream over warm pieces, in a bowl, and made my son very happy. A little grating of fresh nutmeg over the top is a nice finish.

Happy Almost Thanksgiving!

Pumpkin Cake
Serves 8

Double the recipe and bake in a 9×13 or Bundt pan.

1 c. all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
generous grinding of fresh nutmeg
1/4 tsp. cardamom
1/4 tsp. salt
1 c. sugar
1/2 c. oil
1 can pumpkin puree
2 eggs

whipped cream

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line the bottom of a nonstick 8×8 square baking pan (or 8″ or 9″ nonstick round cake pan) with parchment paper and grease the pan and paper.

In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, spices, and salt.

In the bowl of a mixer, combine the sugar, pumpkin, and oil. Beat on medium speed until smooth, then beat in the eggs. Turn speed to low and add the flour mixture, beating until just combined.

Pour batter in prepared pan and bake for 35-45 minutes depending on what type of pan you use. A tester inserted in the center of the cake should be clean.

Cool cake in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a rack to cool completely. (Can can be baked one day ahead. Wrap tightly and store at room temperature). Serve with whipped cream.

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Older Comments

  1. By FreshTartSteph on November 28, 2011 at 10:54AM

    Susannah, you're so sweet! I did not get to have a bite - makes me too sick, not worth it. But I've had it in the past...and made myself a pumpkin custard which I totally love, so it all worked out. Thank you!

  2. By FreshTartSteph on November 28, 2011 at 10:12AM

    Thanks Lindsay! Great to meet you, really fun day. Susan rocks :) I look forward to chatting again soon, much to talk about.

  3. By Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum on November 23, 2011 at 5:29AM

    Hi Steph! Just checking out your blog after meeting you at the photag class - it looks awesome! :) Keep up the good work!

  4. By Susannah Chen on November 21, 2011 at 1:37PM

    Looks delicious — I know you're gluten-free, but hopefully you got to taste a bite of it!