This is a tweak on my mom's banana-oatmeal cake that I made it for an early Thanksgiving dinner. I tried a piece to see how it came out and I love it! It tastes like a spice cake. I dislike pumpkin as a rule, but this cake is another story. Topped with cinnamon cream cheese frosting, it's sooo tasty! I can't wait to see if the rest of my family likes it as much as I do. I've also made this recipe using applesauce instead of pumpkin and it's just as good. This recipe calls for no eggs or salt.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 servings
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Cake:
Frosting:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish. Pour the milk into a small bowl, and stir in the vinegar. Set aside.

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  • Mix the flour together with rolled oats, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves in a bowl.

  • Beat the white sugar, brown sugar, vegetable oil, butter, milk mixture, and vanilla together in a mixing bowl until smooth and well blended. Add the pumpkin and beat again until smooth. Gradually stir in the flour mixture until evenly blended. Mix in the walnuts. Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish.

  • Bake in preheated oven until the top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 45 minutes. Cool on a rack.

  • Meanwhile, mix the frosting with 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon in a bowl. When the cake is completely cool, spread over the top.

Nutrition Facts

418 calories; protein 3.1g 6% DV; carbohydrates 54.5g 18% DV; fat 21.7g 33% DV; cholesterol 8.4mg 3% DV; sodium 269mg 11% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (20)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2007
This cake was the best ever!! no one touched the pumpkin pie! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
05/07/2012
I did not care for this recipe.:( Read More
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22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2007
This cake was the best ever!! no one touched the pumpkin pie! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2010
I used 1 cup honey instead of sugars 1/2 cup extra pumpkin instead of butter and doubled the spices. It rose beautifully was moist well-spiced and gone in 5 minutes! Thank you for a recipe I could easily make egg and dairy free without anyone knowing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2009
I made this on my mom's request for her birthday. It was good b/c it has no egg in it which 3 people in my family are allergic to. The cake rised really good at least doubled in size. And was very moist. Every loved it. I topped it with a whipped cream cheese frosting from this site that I just added cinnamon to. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
05/06/2012
I did not care for this recipe.:( Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/02/2008
Really good. I used applesauce instead of oil. Very moist. I think I will increase the spices next time though as the cake lacked depth in its flavor. But that didn't stop me from eating the whole thing;) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2011
Very tasty! I skipped the frosting and served this with whipped cream. This cake is moist and full of flavor. My cake was done baking at 35 minutes. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/30/2008
I made this recipe as stated but doubled all of the spices and added ground ginger. The cake turned out very moist and was very tasty. I made my own cream cheese frosting with 2 (8oz) packages of cream cheese one stick of butter 2 cups of powdered sugar and 4 Tablespoons of milk so it wasn't too thick and then added the cinnamon. Very good recipe for Thanksgiving or a fall dessert. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2009
Very Easy to make! I omitted the oats and the walnuts and added 3 chopped Hershey bars to the batter instead! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2007
Excellent easy to make. We made it as dessert for the family Thanksgiving dinner and everyone loved it! My husband and I made homemade cream cheese frosting instead (and added the 1/4 tsp. cinnamon according to this recipe). We highly recommend doing that instead of using store-bought. Do your own taste test! (it's easy to find a recipe online for the frosting) Read More
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