Pumpkin Cake

Southern Living
1 (10-inch) cake


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3 cups sugar
1 cup shortening
3 large eggs
2 cups mashed cooked pumpkin
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped pecans


Beat sugar and shortening at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Add eggs and pumpkin, beating until blended. Combine flour and next 8 ingredients; gradually add to pumpkin mixture, beating until blended. Stir in pecans. Pour into a greased and floured 10-inch tube pan.

Bake at 350° for 10 minutes. Reduce temperature to 300°; bake 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Created date

October 2003