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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.