PUMPKIN CAKE  with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting 

Pumpkin Cake  With Orange Cream Cheese Frosting  Recipe

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Joanne Hendriksen


 A recipe from the WHITE HOUSE Pastry Kitchen


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30 Min
1 Hr


  • 2 c
    all-purpose flour 
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 tsp
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    ground ginger
  • 3/4 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cloves
  • 1/1/4 c
    brown sugar
  • 4 large
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 7 oz
    pumpkin puree (either homemade or from a can) 
  • 1/4 c
    whole milk, warmed 
  • 3/4 c

  • 1 c
    confectioners’ sugar 
  • 1 Tbsp
    orange zest
  • 1
    vanilla bean or 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 
  • 6 oz
    butter, softened at room temperature
  • 2 Tbsp
    heavy cream, whipped
  • 1 lb
    cream cheese
  • 1/2 c
    fresh squeezed orange juice
  • pinch

How to Make PUMPKIN CAKE  with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting 


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 340° Fahrenheit. 
  2. Sift the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ground ginger, baking soda, nutmeg, and ground cloves into 
    a large bowl. Put this aside.
  3. Whisk together brown sugar and eggs with a mixer. Beat in the vegetable oil and 
    then the pumpkin puree.
  4. add the dry ingredients mixture alternating with the whole milk in three parts. 
    mix well and scrape the sides and bottom of bowl between each part. 
    Grease and flour bundt pan. 
  5. Bake for about one hour. Let the cake cool in the pan and then turn out onto a cooling rack.
  6. For the finishing touch, pour the orange cream cheese icing over the top of the cooled bundt cake. 
  7. Makes one cake from a 2 quart bundt pan 
  8. Place cream cheese and confectioners’ sugar in bowl and use a mixer until it becomes a smooth cream. If you are using a standing mixer, use the paddle attachment for the best results.
  9. add the softened butter to the bowl. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl with a plastic spatula and then add the orange zest, vanilla bean or extract, heavy cream, pinch of salt and orange juice. Set the frosting aside until you are ready to pour over cake. 

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About PUMPKIN CAKE  with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting 

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom

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