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Pumpkin Pound Cake

Pumpkin Pound Cake is an easy made-from-scratch breakfast treat or dessert that takes just a few minutes to make and looks as beautiful as it tastes! This Pumpkin Pound Cake Recipe with Cream Cheese Glaze will become your favorite fall staple with just one bite!

pumpkin pound cake recipe

Chris and the girls absolutely love pound cake and I love making them little slices of joy. So, I decided to test a few new pound cake recipes including Chocolate Chip Pound Cake, Pumpkin Pound Cake which I’m sharing with you today, and soon, Apple Pound Cake! All were a huge success, but the cream cheese glaze just may make this one my favorite.

pumpkin pound cake recipe

Pound Cake is dense cake typically made with a pound each of four key ingredients: flour, butter, eggs and sugar. Of course I incorporated pumpkin for a little fall flavor while still achieving that thick, dense slice we’ve all come to love. The addition of pumpkin makes it so moist!

pumpkin pound cake

I most often make pound cake in loaf pans, like this beautiful pumpkin loaf pan rather than a larger bundt pan unless I’m serving a large crowd. If you are, you can double this Pumpkin Pound Cake to fill a bundt.

pumpkin pound cake with cream cheese glaze

It’s incredible on it’s own – sweet but not too sweet, but if you’re like me, and love anything and everything glazed, you’ll love it with this cream cheese glaze that hardens just enough for the perfect slice, without compromising the perfect soft bite!

pretty pound cake

First, let’s review my favorite pound cake recipes!

pumpkin pound cake

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pumpkin pound cake

Tips for making the best Pumpkin Pound Cake:

  • Bring ingredients to room temperature so that you achieve the perfect crumb.
  • Use full-fat ingredients for the best results {no margarine, low fat cream cheese}.
  • Bake until a toothpick comes out clean and the crust is golden brown.

fall pound cake

Now onto the Pumpkin Pound Cake recipe!

Pumpkin Pound Cake

Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 1 hr 15 mins Total Time 1 hr 45 mins
Yields 12

Pumpkin Pound Cake is an easy made-from-scratch breakfast treat or dessert that takes just a few minutes to make and looks as beautiful as it tastes! This Pumpkin Pound Cake Recipe with Cream Cheese Glaze will become your favorite fall staple with just one bite!

Ingredients

  • 1 c butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 c sugar
  • 1 15 oz. can pumpkin
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 c flour
  • 3/4 c milk

Directions

Preheat oven to 300 degrees and prepare loaf pan {spray generously to grease}.

In a mixing bowl, beat butter until light in color {about 3 minutes}. Gradually incorporate sugar, pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla until fluffy/smooth.

Add eggs one at a time on low, careful not to overbeat.

Alternate adding flour and milk until smooth.

Pour into loaf pan allowing space to compensate for rise {discard or use excess batter in mini loaf pans} and bake 1 hour 15 minutes or until toothpick comes clean.

Allow to cool 10 minutes. Remove from loaf pan and allow to rest before adding optional cream cheese glaze.

Recipe Notes

If baking in miniature loaf pans, reduce baking time to 50 minutes.

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6 comments on “Pumpkin Pound Cake”

  1. I’m craving this now! Definitely making it tomorrow!

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  2. I love the mold you used for this cake! The cake sounds delicious, going to make this week!

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  3. This may be the most beautiful pound cake I have ever seen and it just screams Fall!

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  4. Plain flour or self-rising? I ask because I did not see any baking soda, etc added to recipe. Thank you!

  5. What a beautiful pound cake!

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