Pumpkin Cake, Bread, or Muffins

by on October 4, 2012

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This recipe is so good and easy.  It is great because you can use pumpkin or any squash that you may have on hand.  The pumpkin or squash does need to be cooked down into a puree.  You can also makes this into a 9 x 13 cake or 24 muffins or put in loaf pans.  So easy and versatile!!

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Pumpkin Cake, Muffins, or Bread

What you need:

  • 2 cups flour (I use soft white wheat)
  • 2 cups sugar (I use turbinado and decreased it by 1/2 cup without any problems)
  • 2 t. soda
  • 1 t. salt
  • 2 t. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 t. baking powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup oil (I use coconut oil)
  • 2 cups pumpkin or squash puree (I have used pumpkin and any variety of winter squash)

Mix dry ingredients and stir in eggs, pumpkin (or squash), and oil.  Beat with mixer.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until done (depending on what type pan you use).

Can be eaten plain or can frost cake or cupcakes with:

  • 3/4 stick butter, soft
  • 4 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • enough powdered sugar to make desired thickness

Until next time, Julie

Looking for a "fancier" pumpkin cake to make? Try Pumpkin Turtle Cheesecake!

Julie is Merissa's mom and she's committed to living a frugal and simple lifestyle. Julie grows her own herbs in her garden and enjoys making things at home. You can now find her home remedies and ideas here at Little House Living.

 

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1 Connie Barrow November 18, 2011 at 12:30 pm

Yummy!! very easy recipe to follow aswell.

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2 Connie Barrow November 18, 2011 at 12:30 pm

Yummy!! very easy recipe to follow aswell.

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3 Swathi November 26, 2011 at 10:09 pm

Delicious, now I started using pumpkin in my bakes. This is really easy recipe to follow. Thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop.

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4 Swathi November 26, 2011 at 10:09 pm

Delicious, now I started using pumpkin in my bakes. This is really easy recipe to follow. Thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop.

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5 Little House on the Prairie Living October 4, 2012 at 9:42 am
6 Mary Corey October 4, 2012 at 9:43 am

Thanks!

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7 Julie Bertsch November 6, 2012 at 2:10 pm

We had a leftover “carving” pumpkin and I decided to just cook it down. I peeled it and cut into into large size chunks and put it in my crockpot with some water. Cooked it on low for about 6 hours. When it finished cooking, I drained off the extra water. It was soft and ready to use in bread. It was the easiest way I have ever used in getting pumpkin puree. I made this recipe with it!

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8 Donna Zahnle November 8, 2012 at 2:50 pm

We made chili yesterday and I plopped a leftover half can of pumpkin puree in there and nobody could tell!

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9 Amanda Free November 21, 2012 at 4:50 pm

Hey, great recipe. Thought I would let you know that we changed it a little. We cut the sugar in half and used only three eggs and mushed berries. It was amazing and I had to give you credit for the base recipe.they taste just like the little

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10 Cindy Baird December 4, 2013 at 4:28 pm

I made your recipe, oh so good. I used a fresh Brown pumpkin. So yummy. Thank you

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11 Jo April 14, 2014 at 5:14 pm

Hi, This pumpkin recipe looks delicious! I want to double check the recipe, it is asking for two teaspoons of soda. Is it baking soda or soda pop?

By the way your other recipies rock!!!!!! My boys love them all!!!!!!! Thank you so much!

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12 Merissa April 14, 2014 at 6:30 pm

That would be baking soda :)

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13 ashley August 4, 2014 at 5:54 am

Do you think i could use this pumpkin muffin recipe to make mini muffins and add chocolate chips to it. I know with some recipes it can mess it up to change it up. I made the melt in your mouth mini muffins, the best ever german chocolate cake and the doughnuts this past weekend and they were all big hits!

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14 Merissa August 4, 2014 at 8:15 am

Yes, I’m sure you could! :)

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15 Mariah August 10, 2014 at 11:35 am

Any chance I could freeze these before topping them?

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16 Merissa August 10, 2014 at 5:48 pm

Yes you could!

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17 Kristy September 19, 2014 at 8:46 am

Have not tried this yet. I just found it. & there is nothing wrong w/ it But have you ever tried replacing the Oil w/ applesauce? Sometimes it makes it better. Just curious!

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18 Merissa September 19, 2014 at 8:48 am

I haven’t in this particular recipe but it’s worth a try!

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19 Elizabeth September 26, 2014 at 10:35 am

Merissa, I am loving all the pumpkin recipes. So so yummy! Thanks for sharing.

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