Pumpkin Pound Cake Recipe
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 3 cups sugar
- 5 large eggs
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/8 teaspoon apple pie spice
- 2 cups cooked mashed pumpkin (may use canned)
- 1/3 cup rum
In a mixing bowl, beat butter using an electric mixer on medium speed for about 2 minutes or until soft and creamy.
Gradually add in sugar, beating at medium speed 5-7 minutes.
Add in eggs, one at a time, beating just until yellow disappears.
In another bowl, combine flour and the next 6 ingredients.
In another bowl, combine the pumpkin and rum.
Add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture alternately with the pumpkin mixture, beginning and ending with the flour mixture.
Mix at lowest speed just until blended after each addition.
Transfer batter into a greased and floured 10-inch tube pan.
Bake in a 325° oven for 1 hour and 25-30 minutes or until a pick comes out clean.
Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes; remove from pan and let cool completely on wire rack.
Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe
- 2 3/4 cups confectioners sugar
- 4-oz softened cream cheese
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 Tbs milk
- dash salt
- Toasted pecans for topping, if desired
In mixer, combine all ingredients and mix until creamy. Spread on cooled cake. Top with 1/4 cup toasted pecans. Store cake in refrigerator.
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YUM! That looks so good.
Jeannie and Linda says
I agree with yum yum above, looks delicious, and I do love pumpkin anything. Have a great weekend.
Jody and Stan says
This recipe looks so delicious! Thanks so much for sharing!
This looks and sounds so delicious, already copied it, thanks for sharing.
What a wonderful looking dessert! I'm always amazed at your photography. It looks like it's straight out of a food magazine or cookbook. I'm so jealous. 🙂
renée @ Singing With Birds says
S M A S H I N G L Y Delicious!!!!
Lady Lilith BloodCrave says
Yummy. That looks really good. It puts me in the fall mood.
How do you stay so trim? This looks delicious, will be snagging this recipe
Everything you make Lorraine looks sooooooooo good, and this cake is definitely no exception.
The texture is moist and I just want to grab that slice! 🙂
Gypsy Heart says
Can you please Fed Ex a piece of this to me ASAP? It looks amazingly wonderful!
That looks really good. I love this time of year when all the pumpkin recipes start showing up
Melissa @ My Recent Favorite Books says
Your cake looks delicious! =)
Pinning to save!
Barbara F. says
Lorraine, this cake sounds so delicious and it is a beautiful cake. Perfection. Love the adding rum in the pumpkin. xo
Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud says
This sounds great! Especially on a damp rainy day-enjoy:@)
Carol Z says
I'll bring the coffee. This looks fabulous. I love all things pumpkin and this would be my favorite snack.
Blackberry Lane says
What a delicious looking cake for Autumn!
Kathy MomOfNine says
Hi Lorraine, This is such a pretty, fallish cake! I am going to attempt it and hope it looks half as good as yours! Thank you.
Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness says
This is so yummy looking; I bet you could make mud pies look tasty. You would be a wonderful food photographer.
Debbie Petras says
Oh my Lorraine, this looks so good! Of course, I had to pin it to my Thanksgiving Pinterest board. I love all things pumpkin.
Blessings and love,
I love how moist the inside of the cake appears in the photos. I want this cake right now! It looks amazing!