Pumpkin Cake with Orange Glaze

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

I found this recipe in a Halloween cookbook but haven't made it yet.(I have no bundt pan) It looks and sounds great for the fall weather.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease a 12 cup Bundt pan.
  3. Combine brown sugar and shortening in large bowl.
  4. Beat on low speed until creamy.
  5. Add the eggs one a time, beating well after each addition.
  6. Stir in the pumpkin and water.
  7. Combine the flour, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, and the salt in a medium bowl.
  8. Add to the pumpkin mixture, beating at low speed until well blended.
  9. Beat for 2 minutes at medium speed.
  10. Fold in the 1/2 cup of walnuts and raisins.
  11. Spoon into the pan.
  12. Bake for 55-60 minutes.
  13. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from the pan.
  14. Place cake on serving plate.
  15. For the glaze, combine the sugar, orange peel and orange juice.
  16. Stir with a spoon until well blended.
  17. Spoon over top of the cake, letting the excess glaze run down the sides of the cake.
  18. Sprinkle with additional nuts before the glaze hardens.
Most Helpful

Very good spice cake! This makes a big, fluffy cake, fills up the whole bundt pan. It was nice and moist, and the orange glaze was a wonderful addition. It made my house smell like Thanksgiving. I served this to my family and had my dad over and it got an all-around thumbs-up! (even from my very picky daughter who I didn't think would try it. She said "I think you should make this again!!"").

papergoddess October 17, 2002

Yum, yum, yummers, yum. Is that enought yums for ya ;) This cake was so moist and tender. The raisins and walnuts give it a little texture. But it is the orange glaze that just makes you weak in the knees. Shari2, we love this and are having again for Thanksgiving. Thanks!!

Gail Blue Eyes November 02, 2002

This was a very good cake. It was light textured, and moist. The orange glaze gave it another layer of flavoring, which was delightful. I think the flavors all pulled together for a delightful dessert. My family enjoyed it Thanks so much for sharing this recipe.

Miss Annie October 23, 2002