My Titi (auntie in Spanish) handed me down this recipe after I had this cake at her house during a Thanksgiving dinner, and I just to make it for my family at home. It's a great recipe that even my daughter loves! Now this cake makes its way onto my table every Thanksgiving dinner and everyone loves it. I even have a few copies of the recipe because someone always asks for it! Serve with a dollop of Cool Whip®.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
1 pumpkin cake
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9 1/2-inch fluted cake pan (such as Bundt®).

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  • Whisk flour, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, and salt together in a bowl.

  • Beat sugar, pumpkin, vegetable oil, and eggs together in a bowl until smooth. Slowly beat flour mixture into pumpkin mixture until batter is smooth. Fold in cranberries and walnuts. Pour into prepared cake pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean, about 35 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

I usually cook my pumpkin with a tablespoon of cinnamon in the water where I boil it, then I drain and mash.

You may also substitute the cooked at home pumpkin with the canned pumpkin used to make pumpkin pie to save a lot of time and add 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, if you like.

You may want to try Chef John's cream cheese frosting on this recipe. You may also want to sprinkle it with powdered sugar; it looks beautiful and tastes great!

Nutrition Facts

192 calories; protein 2.3g 5% DV; carbohydrates 32g 10% DV; fat 6.8g 10% DV; cholesterol 15.5mg 5% DV; sodium 219.6mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2015
I followed the recipe exactly as it is and let me tell you it was a great hit! Everyone loved it even the little ones that swore they would never eat pumpkin in any way! Took half of it to the office and sprinkled it with powdered sugar everyone was asking me to make them some. It truly is delicious and easy to make. I used pumpkin cooked in cinnamon like it is suggested. I tried it with canned pumpkin but it just doesn't taste the same. Its better with fresh pumpkin and if its baked it takes out a lot of the moisture it takes from boiling it. I like to boil mine with cinnamon either way I just let it sit in a strainer and come back to it every now and then to stir and pat dry with a paper towel any excess water that comes out of it. I have made it several times already and it gets rave reviews everywhere I take it! Love it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2015
I followed the recipe exactly as it is and let me tell you it was a great hit! Everyone loved it even the little ones that swore they would never eat pumpkin in any way! Took half of it to the office and sprinkled it with powdered sugar everyone was asking me to make them some. It truly is delicious and easy to make. I used pumpkin cooked in cinnamon like it is suggested. I tried it with canned pumpkin but it just doesn't taste the same. Its better with fresh pumpkin and if its baked it takes out a lot of the moisture it takes from boiling it. I like to boil mine with cinnamon either way I just let it sit in a strainer and come back to it every now and then to stir and pat dry with a paper towel any excess water that comes out of it. I have made it several times already and it gets rave reviews everywhere I take it! Love it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/17/2015
Nice flavor and moist! I don't like a lot of sweets so I cut the sugar in half and used Truvia; I also used 1/4 cup oil and 1/4 cup applesauce. I used canned pumpkin and I think the batter might have been a little too thick so perhaps I should have used 1/2 cup oil. It still came out great and was easy to throw together for a last minute dessert. thanks for the recipe Read More
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