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loaves of pumpkin cake on a half sheet pan lined with parchment paper

Pumpkin Pound Cake

This Pumpkin Pound Cake is super moist and topped with a cream cheese frosting is the perfect dessert for fall. This is the BEST Pumpkin cake recipe!
Course Breakfast or Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Pumpkin Cake, Pumpkin Pound Cake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 2 loaves
Calories 2372kcal
Author Jessica Robinson


Pumpkin Pound Cake

  • 1 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup granulated maple sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (sifted)
  • 2 cups mashed pumpkin
  • 4 large eggs (room temperature)
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 2-3 tablespoons whole milk


Pumpkin Pound Cake

  • Mix the granulated sugar, maple sugar, mashed pumpkin, eggs, oil, vanilla, sifted flour, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl with a whisk or an electric hand mixer.
  • Pour into two (9x5-inch) loaf pans lined with paper liners.
  • Bake in a preheated 350 degree F oven for 60 minutes. Test with a toothpick when inserted comes out clean.
  • Make the cream cheese frosting. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside as the pumpkin cake cools. Or simply dust with powdered sugar, fresh whipped cream and a dusting of ground cinnamon.


You can used canned pumpkin for this recipe!
Fill cupcake paper liners 2/3 full. Bake at the same temperature for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick when inserted comes out clean.
Bundt Cake:
This recipe will make one Bundt cake. Bake about 60 minutes or until a toothpick when inserted comes out clean.
Make Ahead:
This cake can be prepped a day ahead of time. Wrap in a twist tie baggie or cover with plastic wrap. Can be left on the counter or placed in the fridge if it's hotter temperatures outside.


Calories: 2372kcal | Carbohydrates: 354g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 95g | Saturated Fat: 29g | Cholesterol: 486mg | Sodium: 1534mg | Potassium: 931mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 241g | Vitamin A: 39503IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 251mg | Iron: 12mg