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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Pumpkin Pound Cake(s)

Well, it looks like I'm officially smitten with pumpkins this year! Ma's coming over for coffee and I just had to break out the 3D pan. I've had this great Pumpkin Pound Cake recipe so long I don't even know where I got it! It makes enough batter for two 9x5 loaf pans, I only made half a batch for this pumpkin cake.
I spent some time on-line and read that maple leaves are non-toxic to humans, so I decided to use them as a natural decoration. We don't plan on eating the leaves any way, at least not while there's cake around:@)

This is what the pumpkin cake pan looks like, it's about 6.5" across:
Pumpkin Pound Cake(s)
2 C brown sugar
2 C butter
4 C A/P flour
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp ginger
1 tsp nutmeg
6 eggs
1 (16oz) can pumpkin
Cream sugar and butter until fluffy.
Add the dry and mix well.
Pour into two 9x5 greased and floured loaf pans.
Bake in preheated 325 degree oven for approximately 70-75 minutes.
*My half batch, split between two pans, took approx 42 minutes.

Here are two optional glazes, either:
-2/3 C confectioners sugar and 1 Tblsp orange juice. Mix till smooth and drizzle on cold cake.
or:
-3/4 C confectioners sugar and 2 Tblsp sour cream. Mix till smooth and drizzle on cold cake.

Notes:
  • I used the sour cream glaze with a little orange and brown Wilton Icing Colors Gel. This is the first time I've tried this glaze, it's nice and thick and very good!
  • Pumpkin comes in 15 oz cans these days... oh well, what can you do?
  • About 15 oz pumpkin: If you measure one cup for any recipe, as I did for half of this one, you will be left with (2) 1/3 cups of pumpkin. 1/3 cup of pumpkin is a popular amount in recipes, so if you freeze it you'll have enough for two batches of something else. I freeze it in the measuring cup then pop the "cube" out and into a freezer bag.

61 comments:

  1. That looks delish. I love pumpkin anything. In fact I had pumpkin bread at Bob Evans yesterday and it was so good.
    Chris

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  2. Oh this looks soooo good~ I'm wishing I had some for my coffee right now! Thanks for the recipe :-)

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  3. Great job! I saw a cake like this on a Country Living cover but they used a chocolate cake. I like yours better. That little tip about freezing the pumpkin is handy too! I usually put the rest of the can in a container in the fridge which gets shoved to the back and turns into a science experiment! Thanks for that!

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  4. Thank you so much for stopping by!
    Your poundcake looks mouthwatering as well!
    I might have to whip that up after this baby gets here!
    Biz

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  5. Such a perfect cake!! It looks so lovely and delicious and LOVE those maple leaves on top!
    Mary

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  6. That cake is sooo sweet! What a cute idea

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  7. So cute! I will use this ! thanks .It looks great.

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  8. This is my favorite time of the year because of all the pumpkin flavored stuff out there! This recipe sounds great! I will have to try it along with my Pumpkin Spiced Latte recipe I found online.... Mmmmm! I'm drooling all over my keyboard!

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  9. I really love pumpkin anything! This is the cutest cake ever. I saw it at 4:30 this morning and wanted to comment then but hubby needed breakfast and lunch needed packing...Anyway, how did you make the pumpkin shape, did I miss something in the instructions (still need more coffee)? xo

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  10. Absolutely gorgeous presentation Lynn! I love the real leaves. I need to break out my pan too. Oh, I can feel myself gaining weight to tide me over for the winter!!! Such luscious fall baking ahead.

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  11. Oh my, that cake looks delicious! I love pumpkin and what better way to enjoy it than in a beautiful cake! The icing looks pretty with it's perfect fall color.--------Shannon

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  12. YUMMY! I am really loving the look of this cake!

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  13. I love pumpkin cake, and that icing sounds really good, too. xo,

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  14. OK, this is too yummy! I love pund cake and I love anything with pumpkin!! Thank you my little piggy as always for such great recipes you're so kind to share. I will post when I make this! Lots of hugs. FABBY

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  15. We love pumpkin cake around here. This is so pretty! I think the hot, hot summer has made us all ready for all things fall. I'm already making chili, cooking with apples and so on. It is still summer and still in the
    80's!!

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  16. I love pumpkin, has to be so good in a pound cake! Looks so good :)

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  17. Beautiful. I have seen this on the cover and several magazines and have always wanted to try it.

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  18. That is so beautiful! The leaves are quite clever. When I read the options for the glaze, my thought was just make the sour cream one and add the orange juice.
    Thanks for sharing this timely recipe.

    Charlotte
    www.charlottesmenagerie.blogspot.com

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  19. It's so cute (and I bet it tastes delicious). How'd you get the little stem at the top? Cut off a bit underneath?

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  20. Hi Lynn,
    that is the absolutely perfect shape for pumpkin cake. That looks so yummy.
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  21. I sounds delicious, and I wish I had some of those pans. I kept an old Southern Living which showed how to fake them. Maybe I should try it.

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  22. I need this in my life...right now... Really, it looks wonderful! I'm obsessed with pumpkins :) I am so excited that the pumpkin scones and muffins will be back at Starbucks soon.

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  23. Cute! Can it really be time for pumpkin? Yay!!

    Blessings, Debbie

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  24. There's a punkin' no one will be chunkin' - it looks yummy.

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  25. That is so darn cute! I don't particularly care for the taste of pumpkin (OK, I hate it), but maybe I can make an apple cake shaped like a pumpkin.

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  26. I have never eaten pumpkin cake, but I sure would like to try it. Yours looks so perfect and tasty. I love pumpkin bread.

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  27. Oh my gosh that looks so delicious. I want one! sandie

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  28. This is beautiful and I LOVE pumpkin! I'm thinking this needs to be tried out in preparation for Thanksgiving gatherings.

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  29. I can't help myself, but I love specialty bake ware. Beautiful job on the cake!!

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  30. Your pumpkin cake looks so pretty, I would hate to cut or bite it, lol...Christine

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  31. It looks delicious, the icing nice and creamy! I never thought of freezing the pumpkin, I usually just make a double batch and freeze the loaf.
    I will dig out my Fall pans next week. I know I bought one last year at the WS outlet I never used!

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  32. Three cheers for pumpkin!! I am so glad to see a pumpkin dessert. I adore pound cake and pumpkin pound cake no less.... sounds scrumptious!

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  33. LOVE this. Sharing it to twitter and pinterest.

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  34. How cute is that pumpkin pound cake, love it. I am totally smitten with all things pumpkin, this year, well every year.

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  35. OOO, I am so far behind in my visiting. Sometimes, there's just not enuf hours in the day!!
    This looks so delightful. I would luv to have a pan like that.
    I am on my way to the store..buying these ingredients to make just a bundt...think it will be ok?

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  36. I have this pan! I bought it and a few others from Goosberry Patch when they had their close out of kitchen goods. I'll have to try your recipe soon!

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  37. Lynn, This recipe is over-the-top! I can't wait to make this!!!!!
    I had dinner last night with a group of friends in King Of Prussia at an Italian restaurant,and it had a bakery... they had pumpkin pound cakes with a gorgeous glaze. It was $17.00 for a small loaf.
    I am making this and giving it for gifts tied with a big copper ribbon. Thank you so much for this beautiful recipe!
    Lynn, won't you join me on Sunday night for OTMM with this recipe. Everyone should see your cake!
    LOVE your pumpkin pan.
    xo Yvonne

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  38. OK, I got the ingredients I needed, pumpkin and sour creme, today so I will make this tomorrow.
    I will make the whole batch..use a bundt pan for some and a loaf pan for any leftover batter. If I fill my bundt pan half full or 3/4, think that will work..?

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  39. That's really cute. I made something similar last year using my mini bundts. It's a great presentation and I love the real maple leaves!

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  40. How creative, Lynn! This looks just like the real thing...only better!

    I have some little muffin tins in a similar shape that might work. Can't wait to try it!

    fondly,
    Rett

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  41. What a pretty cake. I love that pan. Went to two grocery stores yesterday looking for canned pumpkin and they didn't have any. What's the world coming to?

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  42. Dad-burn it that looks scrumptious.I love cooking with apples,pears,blueberries and NOW I've got to get into the pumpkins.Love this!
    ~JO

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  43. I have been craving pumpkin this past week, most probably because the weather took a momentary cool turn. This pound cake looks delish!

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  44. Your cake is beautiful. Love that glaze! I enjoy pumpkin and apple baked goods this time of year.
    Hugs and blessings, Beth

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  45. Your cake looks delish and beautiful. I love the cake pan, looks like something you could find at Williams Sonoma. I have their cathedral cake pan I'm going to use to make this cake. Thanks for sharing, perfect for fall.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  46. Hi Lynn,
    That is the most beautiful Pumpkin Pound Cake! What a wonderful way to welcome the fall, I can't wait to try this cake. Hope you are having a great week end and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  47. I always have to stop and take a look at a pound cake recipe. This looks and sounds delicious. I've never made a pumpkin pound cake before but this is really inspiring me. I'd like to invite you to share your recipe on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

    http://www.wellseasonedlife.com/2011/09/sweet-indulgences-sunday-22.html

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  48. Love this. It is almost too cute to eat...ALMOST!

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  49. Oh...this looks so good and so seasonal! Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  50. I just bought all the ingredients for this wonderful pound cake! Thanks for bringing this sweet treat to ON THE MENU MONDAY!
    Yvonne

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  51. Hi Lynn! Saw your pumpkin cake over at SIS and I just had to come over and check it out! It looks fabulous and I love the glazes, as well! Love your blog, and I'm your newest follower!

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  52. This is so cute! I linked to you from Sweet Indulgences Sunday. Thanks for a great recipe I will definitely be making!

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  53. What a pretty pumpkin cake! I love that pan. this looks wonderful Lynn!

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  54. Yum the cake looks to dear for words! I would find it hard to tuck in...but almost certainly will!!! Great recipe.
    Veronica

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  55. Oh, wow! Adorable AND delicious! Thanks so much for linking up to One Artsy Mama's Fall Craft Challenge. I love that you researched the maple leaves too...lol...good call. It looks so festive!

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  56. OH what a great cake! Aren't the shaped pans just so fun?

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  57. The cake look so rich and delicious!

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  58. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great day and enjoy your Red Plate!
    Miz Helen

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