Pumpkin Cake

Recipe from Southern Living

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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


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