Southern Pumpkin Cake!

Catherine Cantrell


I've never eaten nor made a pumpkin cake. Never sounded good to me! I’m just not a fan of cinnamon, maybe that's why. This is an awesome take on a couple of recipes adding this omitting that. Not too sweet not too savory!
How wrong I’ve been for 50 years!
Hope y'all enjoy!!
Just in time for Thanksgiving too!


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20 Min
35 Min


  • 1 can(s)
    pumpkin (15 oz)
  • 4
  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    ground nutmeg
  • 1 c
    canola oil
  • 1 c
    packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp

  • 8 oz
    cream cheese room temp.
  • 1 stick
    butter room temp.
  • 3 c
    confectioners sugar
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch

How to Make Southern Pumpkin Cake!


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 and grease your 9 X 13 pan.
    Gather all your ingredients.
  2. Combine your flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg in a large bowl. Set aside.
  3. Thoroughly combine your oil, eggs, sugars, pumpkin and vanilla.
  4. Add wet ingredients to your dry. Mixing well with either your whisk or a hand mixer.
  5. Pour batter into your prepared pan and bake for 30-35 minutes. Toothpick test in the center to make sure it's done! The tooth pick should come out clean!!
  6. Allow to cool completely before icing. This is hard to do cause the smell is so great!
    In a large bowl mix with a hand mixer cream cheese and butter until creamy. Add your confectioners sugar a little at a time,(I do a half cup at a time) blending well between each addition then adding your salt and vanilla.
  8. Now you can get busy icing that cake as long as it’s completely cool. Let it sit in the fridge for a spell just to set up. You can add pecans on top for decoration if you like.
    I really hope you enjoy this as much as I do.
    Not too sweet not too savory.
    Remember keep it refrigerated, its cream cheese!!

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About Southern Pumpkin Cake!

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

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