Vintage Spiced Pumpkin Cake

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Vintage Spiced Pumpkin Cake is a simple recipe to follow that is big on flavor featuring cinnamon and ground cloves.  The addition of raisins gives this pumpkin spice cake a perfect moist texture.  Serve with coffee for breakfast or add a cream cheese icing for an easy dessert option.

Vintage Spiced Pumpkin Cake is a simple recipe to follow that is big on flavor---featuring cinnamon and ground cloves.  The addition of raisins gives this pumpkin spice cake a perfect moist texture.  Serve with coffee for breakfast or add a cream cheese icing for an easy dessert option.

Vintage Spiced Pumpkin Cake

I found this recipe in our grandma’s wooden recipe box. She clipped it from a newspaper and the clipping stated that it is a recipe from Old-Fashioned Pumpkin Recipes (Bear Wallow Books). The original recipe called for half a can of pumpkin, but I hate having extra pumpkin sitting around.  Even though I have good intentions to use it, most often, it goes to waste.  So I did what Mom or Grandma would do. I doubled the recipe and turned it into a cake.

This pumpkin spice cake could be turned up a notch by adding a cream cheese frosting. Try our version!

Canned pumpkin gives the cake a moist texture, and the addition of raisins compliments the texture with an added sweetness that most pumpkin breads don’t have.  The flavor makes it the perfect breakfast paired with coffee or a sweet treat after lunch. This vintage recipe contains a generous amount of cinnamon and ground cloves which gives the cake the perfect spiced flavor.

Vintage Spiced Pumpkin Cake is a simple recipe to follow that is big on flavor---featuring cinnamon and ground cloves.  The addition of raisins gives this pumpkin spice cake a perfect moist texture.  Serve with coffee for breakfast or add a cream cheese icing for an easy dessert option.

How to Make Easy Spiced Pumpkin Cake

For the full recipe for pumpkin spice cake, scroll to the bottom of this post.

Instructions:

  1. Beat together butter and sugar; add pumpkin.
  2. Sift together dry ingredients; add in raisins and nuts.
  3. Mix dry ingredients into the pumpkin mixture.
  4. Pour into a greased 9 x 13 inch pan.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F for 55 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Vintage Spiced Pumpkin Cake is a simple recipe to follow that is big on flavor---featuring cinnamon and ground cloves.  The addition of raisins gives this pumpkin spice cake a perfect moist texture.  Serve with coffee for breakfast or add a cream cheese icing for an easy dessert option.

Notes About Pumpkin Spice Cake

  • This is a very simple spiced pumpkin cake recipe, and the addition of raisins, nuts and cloves make it extra special.
  • You could take this spiced pumpkin cake to the next level by topping with a cream cheese icing, so try our version here.
  • I don’t like to only use half a can of pumpkin, but this recipe was originally for a bread that used a half a can of pumpkin.  I doubled the recipe (using the entire 15 oz. can), and it turned it into the perfect pumpkin cake.
  • Make this recipe as a bread or a cake. Or make it extra pretty by using a Bundt pan.
  • Pumpkin is one of our weaknesses here at These Old Cookbooks. Try Pumpkin Chiffon Pie, Pumpkin Crunch Bars, Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins and Frozen Pumpkin Delight for a start. Or try this traditional pumpkin pie recipe.

Vintage Spiced Pumpkin Cake is a simple recipe to follow that is big on flavor---featuring cinnamon and ground cloves.  The addition of raisins gives this pumpkin spice cake a perfect moist texture.  Serve with coffee for breakfast or add a cream cheese icing for an easy dessert option.

Vintage Spiced Pumpkin Cake

Vintage Spiced Pumpkin Cake is a simple recipe to follow that is big on flavor featuring cinnamon and ground cloves.  The addition of raisins gives this pumpkin spice cake a perfect moist texture.  Serve with coffee for breakfast or add a cream cheese icing for an easy dessert option.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pumpkin Cake, Pumpkin Spice Cake, Spiced Pumpkin Cake
Servings: 16
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 (15 oz.) can canned pumpkin puree
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cloves
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup chopped nuts

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Prepare a 13 x 9 inch pan by greasing all surfaces.
  • Beat together butter and sugar until creamy; blend in pumpkin.
    Vintage Spiced Pumpkin Cake is a simple recipe to follow that is big on flavor featuring cinnamon and ground cloves.  The addition of raisins gives this pumpkin spice cake a perfect moist texture.  Serve with coffee for breakfast or add a cream cheese icing for an easy dessert option.
  • In a separate bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, ground cloves, cinnamon, and salt. Add raisins and chopped nuts. 
    Vintage Spiced Pumpkin Cake is a simple recipe to follow that is big on flavor featuring cinnamon and ground cloves.  The addition of raisins gives this pumpkin spice cake a perfect moist texture.  Serve with coffee for breakfast or add a cream cheese icing for an easy dessert option.
  • Add the dry ingredients slowly to the butter mixture, and mix until completely incorporated.
    Vintage Spiced Pumpkin Cake is a simple recipe to follow that is big on flavor featuring cinnamon and ground cloves.  The addition of raisins gives this pumpkin spice cake a perfect moist texture.  Serve with coffee for breakfast or add a cream cheese icing for an easy dessert option.
  • Pour into the prepared pan.  Bake for 55 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean from the center.
    Vintage Spiced Pumpkin Cake is a simple recipe to follow that is big on flavor featuring cinnamon and ground cloves.  The addition of raisins gives this pumpkin spice cake a perfect moist texture.  Serve with coffee for breakfast or add a cream cheese icing for an easy dessert option.
  • Let cool and top with a cream cheese frosting, if desired
    Vintage Spiced Pumpkin Cake is a simple recipe to follow that is big on flavor---featuring cinnamon and ground cloves.  The addition of raisins gives this pumpkin spice cake a perfect moist texture.  Serve with coffee for breakfast or add a cream cheese icing for an easy dessert option.

Notes

  • This is a very simple spiced pumpkin cake recipe. The addition of raisins, nuts and cloves make it extra special.
  • You could take this spiced pumpkin cake to the next level by topping with a cream cheese icing. Try our version here.
  • Make this recipe as a bread or a cake. Or make it extra pretty by using a Bundt pan.
  • Pumpkin is one of our weaknesses here at These Old Cookbooks. Try Pumpkin Chiffon Pie, Pumpkin Crunch Bars, Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins and Frozen Pumpkin Delight for a start.

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Vintage Spiced Pumpkin Cake is a simple recipe to follow that is big on flavor---featuring cinnamon and ground cloves.  The addition of raisins gives this pumpkin spice cake a perfect moist texture.  Serve with coffee for breakfast or add a cream cheese icing for an easy dessert option.

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