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Sour Cream Pumpkin Cake

The nicely spiced streusel in the center of this cake is a marvelous surprise and complement to the cinnamony pumpkin cake. It's delicious for breakfast or dessert. —Elaine Holmberg, Norfolk, Nebraska
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons cold butter
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • GLAZE:
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice


  • In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, cinnamon and allspice. Cut in butter until crumbly; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the sour cream, pumpkin and vanilla. Combine the flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture.
  • Pour half of the batter into a greased 10-in. fluted tube pan. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture; top with remaining batter. Bake at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Combine glaze ingredients; drizzle over cooled cake.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 564 calories, 21g fat (13g saturated fat), 126mg cholesterol, 556mg sodium, 87g carbohydrate (61g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.

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  • allissawatts
    Mar 23, 2020

    Tasted great even before I added the glaze. I added extra pumpkin because I didn’t have enough sour cream and halved the white sugar to 1 cup.

  • Kmcl
    Oct 1, 2018

    This cake may be my new favorite. It's so favorful, moist , and the streusel is a nice surprise. I wondered how the orange glaze would go with pumpkin, and it was just right. Give it a try, you won't be disappointed.

  • NanZim
    Oct 22, 2016

    My husband thinks this cake is 'very good'. It smells delicious as it bakes.

  • germanycook
    Dec 8, 2015

    Awesome cake - very moist and delicious! I didn't make the glaze but plan to serve it with a caramel sauce instead.

  • VictoriaElaine
    Sep 7, 2015

    Turned out moist & full of flavor. The streusel inside the cake is heavenly!

  • creaky182
    Mar 17, 2013

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