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Spiced Pumpkin Walnut Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Servings Prep Time
8 15mins.
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
8 15mins.
Cook Time
  • 1 1/2cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable or canola cooking oil
  • 2 large eggsat room temperature
  • 1 2/3cups all-purpose flour
  • 1tsp baking soda
  • 3/4tsp salt
  • 1tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3/4tsp freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1/3cup water
  • 3/4can pumpkin puree(from a 15 oz. can)
  • 1/2cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 1Tbsp softened unsalted butter for greasing
  • 8oz. cream cheeseat room temperature
  • 1cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 4Tbsp softened unsalted butterfor frosting
  • orange sugar sprinkles
  • 1/2tsp vanilla
  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease bottom and sides of a bundt pan or 9-inch springform pan with 1 Tbsp softened butter and set side.
  2. In a mixing bowl beat granulated sugar and oil with an electric mixer on medium speed. Add eggs and beat well. ln a separate bowl, combine flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Alternately add flour mixture and water to sugar mixture, beating on low speed after each addition, just until well combined. Scrape the sides. Beat in pumpkin. Stir in walnuts. Spoon the batter into prepared pan.
  3. Bake cake at 350ºF degrees in the middle rack for 55-60 minutes or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack completely.
  4. Make the frosting: On medium speed beat cream cheese, 1/2 tsp. vanilla, and 4 Tbsp softened butter until smooth. Add in confectioner’s sugar and beat for about 3 minutes until thick.
  5. When the cake has cooled completely, release cake from the pan. Transfer cake onto a cake stand or platter. Slather frosting all over cake with a spatula. Form circular swirls for a nice pattern. Sprinkle top of cake with orange sugar. Refrigerate cake so frosting will set.