Pumpkin Cake

Photo by Cappers.

Today, we are in the mood for a little something sweet. How about a delicious spicy pumpkin cake? Don't be overwhelmed by the ingredients, you can make this yourself and impress your family and friends! Here's what you need:

3 cups cake flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom

2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, at room temperature

1 cup granulated sugar

1 cup light brown sugar

3 eggs

1 (15-ounce) can solid-pack pumpkin

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1/2 cup buttermilk

Buttermilk syrup


Want to make your own buttermilk syrup? Click here for recipe.


Preheat oven to 350 degrees and liberally butter and flour a 12-cup Bundt pan.

Sift together dry ingredients (cake flour through cardamom) into medium bowl and set aside.

Using a stand mixer fitted with a paddle or with beaters, cream the butter and both sugars on medium speed until fluffy, 3 to 4 minutes.

Add 1 egg at a time, beating to fully incorporate each before adding the next.

Then beat on medium-high speed for 5 minutes, or until the mixture is fluffy and light in color.

Beat in the pumpkin and vanilla to combine. Then on medium speed, add half of the buttermilk, then half of the flour mixture, allowing the batter to be fully combined each time before adding the next ingredient.

Repeat with the remaining half of the buttermilk and flour.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 45 to 50 minutes, until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean.

Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then gently turn the cake out onto a cooling rack and let cool completely before cutting.

Pour 1 cup of Buttermilk Syrup over the cooled cake on its serving platter and let it soak in. Right before serving, pour the remaining syrup over the cake.


Need more spice or pumpkin recipes? Keep reading!

related topics: dessert, cooking, recipes, pumpkins

Share This

Leave a comment

You may also like:

Snickerdoodles by Luella

Last week, you met Luella! She's back today with a wonderful recipe, just in time for the holidays!

Individual Raspberry Cream Pie

Check out the delicious recipe for raspberry cream pie served in individual containers!

Valentine's Day Cookies

Impress your sweetheart with these Valentine's Day cookies!

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Baby, it's cold outside! What better way to warm up than with some homemade peppermint hot chocolate!

Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies

It's National Cookie Day! Whether you love chocolate chip, oatmeal, snickerdoodle or gingerbread, it's a perfect day to grab a glass of milk and get to dunking! If you don't have any cookies, then here's a great recipe for chocolate chip pudding cookies.

Sweet Potato Pie

Sweet potato pie is just delicious and of course, is a holiday must. But this is a little spin on the sweet potato pie that is just too good to pass up!


We know that it's not even December, but we can't help but crave some eggnog. And here's a recipe so you can skip the grocery version and mke it yourself.

Fruit Cake

Just in time for the holiday season, we have a great fruit cake recipe.

Homemade Gingersnaps

Ginger is the flavor we think of as we transition from pumpkins to peppermint. It's a perfect fall flavor with a hint of spice. And gingersnaps are the best cookies to get you through to the holidays!


Doesn't this cold weather make you want to curl up by the fire and eat some comfort food? Well, if you need some dessert, these truffles are the perfect go-to recipe! Maybe even better with some hot chocolate!