Pumpkin is one of my favorite foods.  This cake is so moist and good, you won’t be able to leave it alone.  The nutmeg frosting only adds to the wonderful flavor.

3 eggs
1 (15 ounce) can 100%  pumpkin (Not the pumpkin pie mix)
3/4 cup oil
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 cup walnut pieces
Cream eggs, pumpkin,  oil, sugar, and vanilla with mixer.  Whisk together flour, salt, baking powder and cinnamon and add to pumpkin mixture mixing well with mixer.  Fold in nuts.  Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish, add cake mixture. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven 35 to 40 minutes until cake is done in center.  Let cool before frosting.
Nutmeg Frosting
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 stick butter or margarine, softened
2 cups confectionery sugar
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
Beat with mixer until spreading consistency.  Spread on cooled cake.
I promise you, if you like pumpkin, you will love this moist, delicious cake!
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  1. What do we do if one is using fresh pumpkin .. Happy to browse thru ur site ..

  2. I have a recipe for what is called Pumpkin bars, it is similiar to this. Uses a cream cheese frosting. My family loves it and I used to take it to work occassionally, there was never any left to bring home.

  3. Does this cake need to be refrigerated because of the cream cheese in the frosting?

  4. it look so good can’t wait to make it

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  6. Jeannie Richman says:

    I’m baking this cake right now it smells wonderful!!!! and so easy to whip together can’t wait to make the nutmeg frosting Yum, Yum, Yum, thanks for the recipe.

  7. I think I will make this recipe into cupcakes as it makes it easier to share. 🙂

  8. wilma armstrong says:

    love pumpkin and look forward to making this…it looks delicious 🙂

  9. One of the best cakes I have ever made! Thank you for sharing your recipe! I also made the Pineapple 7-up cake today, and my husband and Dad both said it was the best cake ever 🙂

  10. Do you have to keep it refrigerated

  11. This cake was YUMMY and very easy to make !!! Between my family and my knitting group we ate every bite. I am notorious for changing recipes. On this one the only change I made is I only had fresh Nutmeg. So, I am not sure if I used the right amount. I will make this one again. I just volunteered to make it Christmas Eve for my friends church.

  12. Why make a comment if you haven’t made the cake? I want to know how it turned out. Most recipes look good but are they?

  13. Looks good

  14. I love the taste of pumpkin, in fact it is my favorite and I bake alot of things with it in the fall. This recipe looks delish, and the cream cheese frosting with nutmeg sounds so good. I will definitely be adding this to the dessert list on Thanksgiving. Thanks Southern Lady for another great recipe. Your recipes always make our holidays wonderful!

  15. I baked this cake a couple of days ago and it’s delicious!! Thank you for the recipe. My husband loves it.

  16. this looks so delicious!

  17. I saw this cake earlier today and have not been able to get it out of my mind. My mouth has been watering all through “Puss In Boots”, early dinner with our kids, and has drawn my attention away from tv tonight. 🙂

    I’m going to try it out and take one down to my daughter’s house when we visit. The icing put me over the edge.

  18. It sounds great enough and then you go and frost it with that. My goodness!

  19. do you use a particular kind of oil? Vegetable, canola? Thank you.

  20. Your pumpkin cake looks so moist and the cream cheese frosting is always a winner. I’m craving a piece right now!

  21. I love the idea of nutmeg frosting! What a wonderful combination with the pumpkin cake! Pumpkin is one of my favorites too and this recipe would be a hit for Thanksgiving!

  22. Darlene Bromley Hildebrandt says:

    Good Morning!
    I will sure try this recipe this week. I have all the makings on hand.
    Just a tip for all the Girls out there, pumpkin is pretty expensive these days but after the Holidays, Walmart and Sams puts the big cans on Sale! Last year I bought 12 cans from Sams for 33 cents each.
    Just a little tip. Hope they do that again.
    Happy Baking!! Darlene

    • Thanks so much for the tip Darlene! I go to Sams a lot and will certainly check this out after Thanksgiving. I use pumpkin all year and love it. Have a great day.

      • The cake looked so yummy in the pics. I tried your recipe last night. The tast was good, not too sweet. But, it came out a bit dry. Maybe I can try adding some applesauce to the mix for moisture. The frosting was delicious. Love the taste of nutmeg. thanks for sharing

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