Bea's Pumpkin Cake

Bea L.


I worked with a woman named Yvonne and she brought this cake to work for a luncheon. It was so good that I asked for the recipe. I have made it several times since because my family loves pumpkin. It reminds me so much of a carrot cake, which we also love.


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2 c
self rising flour
2 c
1 tsp
1/4 tsp
1 c
4 medium
eggs, slightly beaten
1 c
cooked pumpkin, drained
3/4 c
chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)


1 stick
butter, room temperature
8 oz
cream cheese, room temperature
16 oz
powdered sugar
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1/2 c
chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)

How to Make Bea's Pumpkin Cake


  • 1Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour three 9" cake pans. Heat to 325 if using dark pans.
  • 2LAYERS:
    Combine flour, sugar and both spices and blend well. Add oil and eggs and mix well. Add in pumpkin and combine well. Fold in nuts.
  • 3Pour into prepared cake pans and bake @ 350 for approximately 30 minutes or until tested done. Leave in pans for 10-12 minutes then turn out and cool completely.
    Using an electric mixer, beat butter & cream cheese on medium speed until smooth. Reduce speed to low and slowly add in powdered sugar and vanilla. Fold in nuts (if using) by hand.
  • 5Frost cooled layers, sides and top. Store in a cool place or refrigerate.

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About Bea's Pumpkin Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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