pumpkin pound cake recipe

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!
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword easy dessert, easy recipe, gift, glaze, pound cake, pumpkin
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Cool 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 12
Author Julie Blanner


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


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees and prepare loaf pan {spray generously to grease}.
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat butter until light in color {about 3 minutes}. Gradually incorporate sugar, pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla until fluffy/smooth.
  3. Add eggs one at a time on low, careful not to overbeat.
  4. Alternate adding flour and milk until smooth.
  5. 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.
  6. Allow to cool 10 minutes. Remove from loaf pan and allow to rest before adding optional cream cheese glaze.

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