Pumpkin Buttermilk Cake Recipe

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Pumpkin Buttermilk Cake Recipe Description:

This is an old, old cake recipe. It is simply rich, flavorful, and delicious! You’re sure to bring smiles to everyone who takes a slice of pumpkin buttermilk cake.


  • ½ cup shortening

    1 cup brown sugar

    2 eggs, beaten

    ¾ cups pumpkin, mashed (puree)

    2 cups all purpose flour

    1 teaspoon baking powder

    ½ teaspoon baking soda

    1 teaspoon salt

    ½ teaspoon cinnamon

    ½ teaspoon nutmeg

    ½ teaspoon allspice

    ½ cup buttermilk

    ¾ cups walnuts or pecans

    Vanilla Frosting

Pumpkin Buttermilk Cake Recipe Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 ° F.
  2. Grease and flour 9 inch round cake pans.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together shortening, brown sugar and granulated sugar.
  4. Add in eggs and pumpkin puree.
  5. Stir together dry ingredients.
  6. Alternately mix into the creamed ingredients dry ingredients, then buttermilk. Mix until batter is smooth.
  7. Stir in nuts.
  8. Bake in oven for 25-30 minutes. Test with toothpick for doneness.
  9. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.
  10. Frost with vanilla frosting.

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