Pumpkin Spice Pound Cake

"This is an easy cake that mixes up in next to no time. Adapted from Lauren Chattman's recipe. I recommend making this recipe in the food processor; the texture does not come out quite right any other way. You can add ground cloves or other spices, or substitute pumpkin pie spice for the spices mentioned."
photo by Izy Hossack photo by Izy Hossack
photo by Izy Hossack
photo by Lalaloula photo by Lalaloula
photo by Izy Hossack photo by Izy Hossack
photo by Izy Hossack photo by Izy Hossack
Ready In:
1hr 15mins
1 loaf




  • Grease and flour a standard loaf pan.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Combine first 7 ingredients in bowl of food processor and pulse a few times to mix.
  • Add butter and one egg.
  • Process until mixture is moistened.
  • With machine running, add remaining ingredients, scraping bowl as necessary.
  • Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes, or until tester comes out clean.
  • Cool in pan 10 minutes.
  • Remove from pan and cool on rack.

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  1. weekend cooker
    Usually, I don't use my food processor, but I did this time. Made for a great fall dessert for us. The spices were a nice combo, that combined for a nice flavor. I did cut back just a little on the sugar, but all in all great dessert ! We are looking for the leftovers tommorow. Made for Zaar`Stars.
  2. RedVinoGirl
    5 stars all the way!!! I'm a dessert making nightmare but this was so easy and included all ingredients I had in the house. It also got me to break out my very seldom used food processor. I served this to adults and kids with fat free cool whip on top and the entire cake was devoured!!! My husband hid one piece which he promptly ate for breakfast this a.m. and said it was still fabulous! Will definitely make again. Had the whole house smelling wonderful while it baked!
  3. Boomette
    I reduced the sugar to 1/2 cup. After 1 hour in the oven it looked cooked and the tooth-pick came out clean. I let it rest in the pan 10 minutes. Then removed it from the pan. Half of it fell on the floor :( Later when it was cold, I was slicing it to take a photo of the slices. But I saw that it was not cooked enough. Seems like I should have let it longer in the oven for the other 10 minutes. But the taste is delicious. Thanks Chocolatl for posting this great recipe :) Made for PRMR tag game
  4. Lalaloula
    This was super yummy! All the spices went great together and complemented the pumpkin very nicely. I made my own pumpkin puree using hokkaido squash and thus had to add a little more liquid to the batter, but that was not a problem at all. I also reduced the sugar by half as we dont like our cakes too sweet.<br/>The cake baked through very nicey in the time stated and was enjoyed by all.<br/>THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing a real keeper with us, Chocolatl! :)<br/>Made and reviewed for PRMR Tag September 2011.
  5. Jezski
    Will not rate as it didn't turn out well for me and it could be my fault. Perhaps it needed to bake longer in my oven. I did think that it was not spicy enough, although others didn't seem to mind. But thanks, Chocolatl, I may try this again.



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