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How to Make Pumpkin Cakes


Not all of us loved to eat pumpkin when it was on the plate for dinner, and you were told to eat your vegetables.

And the problem was that they came in such a large variety of shapes and types, that there was pumpkin in some meal or the other, most of the time.

That is why pumpkin was cleverly disguised in this delicacy by resourceful mothers and grandmothers. And that is also why we love pumpkin cakes so much.


Here is the quick and easy recipe to get you started with delicious pumpkin treat.

Wet Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • A half teaspoon of salt
  • Half teaspoon of cloves that are grounded
  • A half teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • One-quarter teaspoon of grounded nutmeg
  • A half-cup of vegetable oil
  • 1 full cup of pumpkin puree
  • 1 half teaspoon of vanilla extract

Dry Ingredients

  • 1 and a half cup of flour
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda


Starting with the wet ingredients, put it all one by one in a mixing bowl and mix at slow speed and mix it in well. When all the wet ingredients are mixed together, put it aside to set for a few minutes while you work on the dry ingredients.

Now you can mix all the dry ingredients together slowly in a separate mixing bowl, and then you add it to the wet ingredients. Just remember to add it slowly and a little bit at a time and fold it into the wet ingredients.

Now you may put it all in a 12 x 18-inch pan and preheat the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Before you put it in the oven, bump it on the palm of your hand to get most of the air out of it.

Bake it at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 50 to 55 minutes or until the testing pin comes out dry. These, as you can see, are only the basic ingredients of this particular recipe to make a pumpkin cake from scratch.

What Else is There

Many people like the pumpkin cake dry and crumbly so they can decorate it to make it feel moist when eating it. But other people may prefer the pumpkin cake to be moist and soft with extras added to make it more interesting.

The problem is that not all people like to eat nuts or even the cream added for the frosting. But this does not mean you can not take the basic recipe and experiment with it together with your loved ones.

Go Experiment With It

There are many pumpkin cake recipes out there that will make the pumpkin cake taste better and look better than just a plain cake. But in this post, we provide you with the basic recipe and information so you can develop your own style.

When our ancestors started making this versatile cake, they had no recipe to work with, and they had to improvise. There are recipes out there that you can use to make a moist pumpkin cake that everyone will love very much.

Go ahead and make that delectable cake but remember that some people might be allergic to nuts while others are lactose intolerant. So your ingredients might go wasted on them. And what about those who have diabetic problems and all the sugar in the cake?

This was not to put you off from using one of those recipes but rather to motivate you to make your own. If your loved ones do not have any of the mentioned health issues, go ahead, and use those recipes.

Be Original

There are many recipes that are already tried and tested that you may find very interesting and everybody uses it. The problem is that you might want to impress your friends or family with something they have already tried.

So instead of being an imitator, be innovative and make the pumpkin cake that everybody will talk about for some time to come.


So now that you have the basic knowledge of how to make a pumpkin cake don’t hold back – go out and make it! Who knows, you might just be the next pumpkin cake guru in your neighborhood or the go to confectioner?

Go do some research, and good luck! And enjoy your baking experiments.