With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Pumpkin Pound Cake

Monday, October 7, 2013

Pumpkin Pound Cake


Pumpkin Pound Cake
recipe source: Southern Living

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Ingredients
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

Directions
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
2 3/4 cups confectioners sugar
4-oz softened cream cheese
1 tsp vanilla
1 Tbs milk
dash salt

In mixer, combine all ingredients and mix until creamy, Spread on cooled cake.  Top with 1/4 cup toasted pecans.  Store cake in refrigerator.

23 comments:

Brandi said...

I love how moist the inside of the cake appears in the photos. I want this cake right now! It looks amazing!

Debbie Petras said...

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,
Debbie

The Old Parsonage said...

Oh my it looks wonderful. I just printed it out - I've been looking for a new pumpkin recipe - this is perfect!!!

Enjoy your week!

Leann

Kathy MomOfNine said...

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 said...

This is so yummy looking; I bet you could make mud pies look tasty. You would be a wonderful food photographer.

Blackberry Lane said...

What a delicious looking cake for Autumn!

Carol Z said...

I'll bring the coffee. This looks fabulous. I love all things pumpkin and this would be my favorite snack.

Shelia said...

Oh, my! You're killing me as this looks so good! I will certainly have to try your recipe. Thank you for your kindness, sweet friend,Shelia ;)

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

This sounds great! Especially on a damp rainy day-enjoy:@)

Barbara F. said...

Lorraine, this cake sounds so delicious and it is a beautiful cake. Perfection. Love the adding rum in the pumpkin. xo

Ann said...

That looks really good. I love this time of year when all the pumpkin recipes start showing up

Melissa @ My Recent Favorite Books said...

Your cake looks delicious! =)
Pinning to save!

Gypsy Heart said...

Can you please Fed Ex a piece of this to me ASAP? It looks amazingly wonderful!

xo
Pat

Winnie said...

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! :)

Maryann said...

How do you stay so trim? This looks delicious, will be snagging this recipe

Susan said...

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Lady Lilith BloodCrave said...

Yummy. That looks really good. It puts me in the fall mood.

renée @ Singing With Birds said...

S M A S H I N G L Y Delicious!!!!

Sherry said...

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. :)

Sue said...

This looks and sounds so delicious, already copied it, thanks for sharing.
Blessings,
Sue

Jody and Stan said...

This recipe looks so delicious! Thanks so much for sharing!

Hugs,
Jody

Jeannie and Linda said...

I agree with yum yum above, looks delicious, and I do love pumpkin anything. Have a great weekend.
Jeannie

Sandi said...

YUM! That looks so good.

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