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Easy Pumpkin Cake

A light and fluffy version of good ol' pumpkin bread, with a yummy cream cheese frosting.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pumpkin
Servings: 8
Calories: 606kcal
Author: A. JoAnn

Ingredients

Cake

  • 1 ¾ c. flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ¾ tsp. salt
  • 1 ½ c. sugar
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 15 oz. can pumpkin
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tbsp. water
  • ½ c. canola oil, organic
  • ½ c. walnuts
  • ½ c. raisins

Cream cheese frosting

  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 3 tbsp. milk
  • c. powdered sugar

Garnish (Optional)

  • ½ c. walnuts, chopped
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a 6 x 10 inch, 8 x 8 inch, or 9 inch round pan with cooking spray.
  • Mix dry cake ingredients together in a large bowl.
  • Beat together eggs, water, oil, and pumpkin in a small bowl.
  • Add egg mixture to dry ingredients and beat with an electric mixer until thoroughly combine.
  • stir nuts and raisins into batter.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 50-60 minutes, until edges are just browned and center begins to crack.
  • Cool cake before frosting.  
  • For frosting: mix all frosting ingredients together with an electric mixer. Garnish with chopped nuts and nutmeg, if desired.