Pumpkin-Spice Cake

I found this recipe in an old Betty Crocker cookbook. It called for ginger powder, which I didn't have, so I substituted with pumpkin pie spice. Also, It called for cream cheese frosting which I left off, since I'm not a big fan. The cake is really sweet and moist all on It's own, so I don't think that a frosting is necessary anyway...just personal preference. It was eaten up in one day, luckily not by me...even my baby niece was running around with a huge piece in her tiny fist :)


  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 15 - 16 ounce can pumpkin
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp. groung ginger (or pumpkin pie spice)
  • 1 cup raisins

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a cake, or bundt pan. Beat eggs, sugar, oil and pumpkin in a large bowl until smooth. Stir in flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, ginger and cloves. Stir in raisins. Spread in pan. Bake 25 - 30 minutes or until light brown. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.

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Namratha said...

Looks great Meeso, I bet it was yummy tasting too...have a gr8 weekend!

vimmi said...

Gret looking cake. I dont bake much so can appreciate people who do.

bhags said...

The pumpkin cake looks wonderful.....

meeso said...

~ Namratha, Vimmi, & Bhags, Thanks :)

Lisa said...

What a gorgeous cake. Though I love cream cheese frostings, I would also not use it, as this cake sounds amazing just on its own. I really like you idea of using pumpkin spices.

meeso said...

~ Thanks Lisa :)

Jaya said...

Loved the pumkin cake recipe ,thanks for sharing ..
hugs and smiles

Happy cook said...

Delicious Meeso.
Well if i was your tiny niece i would be also running around with a big piece :-)

meeso said...

~ Jaya & Happy cook, Thank you both :)

shriya said...

Looks great!!!


Kribha said...

So moist and good. I bet that it must have tasted heavenly.

meeso said...

~ Nithu & Kribha, Thank you :)

Bren Herrera said...

hi Meeso.. this looks so good and i love anything with pumpkin in it!

very very nice!


Vcuisine said...

The color speaks Meeso. Rich in color. Viji

meeso said...

~ Bren, I am also a big pumpkin fan, Thanks for stopping by :)

~ Viji, Thanks :)

Pearlsofeast said...

Hi I am new to ur blog.I saw this yummy spiced pumpkin cake. They look so delicious, feels like grabbing a slice.

Good work

meeso said...

~ Pearlsofeast, Thanks for stopping by and for the nice comment :)