Pumpkin Spice Cake with Orange Sauce

Pumpkin Spice Cake with Orange Sauce

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • Servings: 8
  • About This Recipe

    “This makes for a very good non-dairy dessert or snack.”


  • 1/2 cupmargarine, softened
  • 3/4 cupsugar
  • 2largeeggs
  • 3/4 cupmashed, cooked pumpkin
  • 1teaspoonvanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cupsall-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoonsbaking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoonsalt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoonspumpkin pie spice
  • powdered sugar
  • Orange Sauce

  • 1/3 cuplight brown sugar
  • 1tablespooncornstarch
  • 1 1/2 cupsorange juice
  • 1teaspoonlemon juice
  • Directions

  • Beat margarine at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy.
  • Gradually add sugar, beating well.
  • Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating until blended after each addition.
  • Stir in pumpkin and vanilla.
  • Combine flour and next 3 ingredients; gradually add to sugar mixture, beating at low speed until blended after each addition.
  • Pour into a greased and floured 9-inch round cakepan.
  • Bake at 350F degrees20 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes; remove from pan, and cool on a wire rack.
  • Place a paper doily over cake; sift powdered sugar through a wire-mesh strainer over doily.
  • Remove doily, and serve with Orange Sauce.
  • To make the Orange Sauce———-.
  • Whisk together all ingredients in a heavy saucepan until blended.
  • Bring mixture to a boil over medium heat, whisking constantly; boil, whisking constantly, 1 minute.
  • Reviews

  • “WOWEE! This was so soft and spicy and yummy! It also made the house smell great! In place of regular sugar, I used 1/2 cup Splenda Granular plus 2T Splenda brown sugar blend which keeps it from having an aftertaste. I used canned pumpkin and 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour plus 1/2 cup whole wheat flour. This still rose nicely and wasn’t heavy at all. Instead of powdered sugar, I just spread the glaze over the top of the whole thing. I made the glaze with 1 1/2T Splenda brown sugar blend, 1/2T cornstarch, 1/2 cup fresh OJ and 1/2tsp fresh lemon juice. It had a very nice orange flavor. I also served this with a strawberry/peach fruit compoteI made and Cool whip lite. It felt like the Holidays! Just WONDERFUL! Freddy Cat approves! Made for the Please Review game.”