This comes from the Cooking Pleasures magazine. The glaze looks AMAZING and thick, and the pound cake is made in a bundt pan. This can be made up to 2 days ahead. I've been told you may want to use less ground ginger, also.
For Cake: Heat oven to 325 degrees farenheit. Grease 12-cup Bundt pan with shortening. Sprinkle with flour; tap pan to remove excess flour.
In medium bowl, whisk together flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking powder, salt and nutmeg.
In large bowl, beat 1 1/2 c butter and sugar at medium speed 2 minutes or until light and fluffy. Add eggs two at a time, beating well after each addition. At low speed, beat in pumpkin and 1 tsp vanilla until well-blended. Slowly add flour mixture, beating just until incorporated. Spoon batter into pan.
Bake 1 hr and 20 minutes to 1 hr and 30 mminutes or until deep golden brown and wooden skewer inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack for 15 minutes. Invert cake onto wire rack; cool completely.
For glaze: In large bowl, beat butter, cream cheese, vanilla, and cinnamon at low speed for 1 minute. Slowly beat in powdered sugar until smooth. Beat in cream until mixture reaches desired consistency. Pour glaze over cake; arrange nuts in a ring around the top rim of the cake. Let stand until glaze is set.