Pumpkin Cake Recipe

I mentioned in my last blog entry that Emily had made Hannah a pumpkin cake for her birthday and thought I would post the recipe since it was sooo good and pumpkin recipes just seem perfect for this time of year!


Pumpkin Cake


2 cups cane juice crystals

½ cup coconut oil

½ c olive oil

4 large eggs

2 cups whole wheat pastry flour

2 t baking soda

2 t cinnamon

½ t ginger

1 t baking powder

½ t salt

2 c pumpkin puree

Cream Cheese Frosting


In a mixer cream together coconut oil and sugar and olive oil and eggs and mix well.  Combine dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl.  Add to sugar/oil mixture and combine well.  Stir in pumpkin puree. 


Spray 2 9-inch round cake pans with non stick spray.  Line the bottom of the pans with a wax paper circle that has been cut the same size as the pan bottom.  This helps to ensure your finished baked cake will come out of the pan without problems.


Divide the batter between the two pans and bake at 350 for 35 to 40 minutes or until tested done.  Cool cake on racks. 


While cake is cooling make cream cheese frosting:


Cream Cheese Frosting


¼ c butter

8 oz. cream cheese

4 cups powdered Sucanat (can use powdered sugar if you don’t have access to the Sucanat)

2 t vanilla extract


Combine all ingredients with a mixer and beat until smooth.  If to thick you can thin with a little cream.


Frost the pumpkin cake with this yummy frosting! 






  1. Crystal,

    I can't wait to try this...you know how I LOVE pumpkins....this sounds yummy.

    Love to you all my friend,


  2. Hi Crystal!

    <br> How are you and yours??

    <br> Listen could I substitute veg. oil or apple sauce for the cocoanut oil in the recipe, do you suppose? I think I could.

    <br> Your birthday girl is a lovely young woman! I know you\'re so proud of her. They grow up so fast don\'t they? Any special boy yet?

    <br> Have a wonderful day!

    <br>God bless!


  3. My cake is in the oven right now, and judging from the yummy taste of the batter ;) , it's going to be absolutely wonderful! This one's going to be a new Fall Tradition for my family, I'm sure. :)

    Thank You for sharing!


    Catherine (who can't wait to taste this cake when actually cooked and frosted LOL)

  4. I hope she had a wonderful time! And, Crystal, she's so, so beautiful! And such a kind heart! What a blessing!

  5. Terri!!!! I always LOVE hearing from you! Did you folks move?? Last I heard you were thinking in that direction..

    Yes you can use vegetable oil in the cake! :)

    Thanks for posting on my blog.. My family is doing well.. :)

    Crystal :)


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