Pumpkin Pound Cake

pumpkin pound cake

Here’s another amazing pound cake recipe!  I can’t resist pound cake.  Now that it’s fall and the rain has started, this seemed like the perfect recipe to make.  And since it came from Danielle’s site HUGS & COOKIES XOXO I knew it was going to be a good one!

pumpkin pound cake

It was delicious and it turned out perfectly (yeah!)  The cake was dense and super moist with just a hint of pumpkin flavor.  I added a simple glaze over the top which I thought was perfect.  (Doesn’t everything need a glaze???)  And with addition of cinnamon to the glaze, it brought out the spices in the bread.

pumpkin pound cake

Can you see how moist it is?

pumpkin pound cake

Pumpkin Pound Cake


  • 1 1/2 cups butter
  • 2 3/4 cup sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 3 cups flour
  • 3/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • For the icing
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • milk (add enough to make it the consistency you want.) Add 1 Tbsp. at a time.


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Grease 2 9x5 loaf pans. I use the non-stick cooking spray with flour and it works great.
  3. Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time. Add vanilla and pumpkin and mix well. Add dry ingredients and mix just until blended.
  4. Pour into prepared pans and bake for 60 - 70 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Cool for 10 minutes and then remove from pans.
  6. Stir together the ingredients for the icing, slowly adding the milk and stirring after each Tbsp. added. Pour over loafs and let set.

I had every intention of taking this to work to share with my co-workers.  But my Dad came over to visit the day I made them so I gave him one.  And then my kids and sliced into the other one and that was the deciding vote.  It was too dang good to share.  (Is that bad???)

pumpkin pound cake

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  1. I’m with you on the pound cake. And pumpkin. I have a hard time resisting either one. I’m eager to try your recipe. Good idea on the glaze. It makes it look much more delicious, if that’s possible. Pinned for later use. 🙂

  2. Your Pumpkin Pound Cake looks delicious, I just love Pound Cake. Hope you are having a fun weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Miz Helen

  3. Diana Devlin says:

    This recipe sounds delicious! I’m in the middle of making it right now; I’ll let you know how it turns out!

    • Diana Devlin says:

      This pound cake came out DELICIOUS! I gave one loaf to my neighbors and they absolutely loved it! The other one I kept and my boyfriend and I are enjoying it so much! This recipe is a keeper! Thanks so much for posting it!

      • I’m so glad you liked this! It’s one of our favorites now. Thanks for letting me know. I love it when someone makes something from our blog and loves it!

  4. I love a good poundcake and would love to try this recipe.