Pumpkin Spice Pound Cake


There’s nothing quite like pumpkin to signal the arrival of Autumn and my Pumpkin Spice Pound Cake is a perfect treat for the season.  Bake this for yourself as a treat and have on-hand to impress your surprise guests – it is sure to impress!

#RedFlagMoment Tip: Before you begin, pre-measure all your ingredients and line them up in order of incorporation - this will make the mixing processing much easier!


  • 8 oz Salted Butter (Room Temperature)
  • 1½ cup Cane Sugar
  • ½ cup Brown Sugar
  • 4 Eggs
  • ½ tsp Cinnamon
  • ½ tsp Nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp Clove
  • 1 tsp Orange Zest
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 TBSP Whiskey
  • 2½ cups Pumpkin Puree
  • 4 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1½ tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda

Now let’s get started!

Pre-heat oven to 350o
Step #1:  Cream together butter & sugar
Step #2:  Add in eggs, one at a time
Step #3:  Add in all spices, orange zest, whiskey, and vanilla extract
Step #4:  Sift flour and rising agents together
Step #5:  Add ½ of dry ingredients and ½ of pumpkin puree in mixing bowl
Step #6:  Beat mixture on medium until combined
Step #7:  Scrape down sides of mixture well
Step #8:  Add in remaining dry mixture and pumpkin puree, mix on medium until combined
Step #9:  Grease (2) 6” loaf pans
Step #10:  Divide batter in half between loaf pans
Step #11:  Bake at 350o for 20 minutes – check for doneness with wooden skewer. May need additional baking time depending on your oven

BONUS #RedFlagMoment Tip: Remember to set your timer!

Be Sweet. Be Tempted. ~Chef Maeve