Pumpkin Raisin Cake Recipe
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Pumpkin Raisin Cake Recipe

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This nutty, golden cake is one of my mom's best. It's a wonderfully different use for pumpkin. With a holiday taste and beautiful look, it's bound to become a favorite with your family, too. —Ruby Williams, Bogalusa, Louisiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
MAKES:12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
MAKES: 12-16 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 cups uncooked oat bran cereal
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup raisins
  • Confectioners' sugar, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 388 calories, 18g fat (2g saturated fat), 53mg cholesterol, 222mg sodium, 54g carbohydrate (32g sugars, 4g fiber), 6g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, pumpkin and oil; stir in cereal just until moistened. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in pecans and raisins.
  2. Pour into a greased 10-in. tube pan. Bake at 350° for 60-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Dust with confectioners' sugar before serving if desired. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Editor's Note: Look for oat bran cereal near the hot cereals or in the natural foods section.
Originally published as Pumpkin Raisin Cake in Taste of Home December/January 1994, p37

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lredman59 User ID: 1162805 240885
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2016

"awful. made this for a holiday party without testing the recipe first and well, that will be the last time that i ever do that, AND make this cake. followed the recipe exactly and it was incredibly DRY and almost tasteless. embarrassed and highly disappointing! :("

robincarter User ID: 2868884 4974
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2010

"I have been making this cake for 12 years. I lost my recipe and am thrilled to see it on the website. It is wonderful! Robin, Colorado Springs, CO"

katrini User ID: 3242583 1823
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2010

"i just had the oat bran cereal that was nice!!i"

katrini User ID: 3242583 4881
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2010

"its in the oven so will see,very very thick batter! ,"

sway User ID: 2606047 1819
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2009

"Ruby.  The recipe looks great.  Will  be trying soon.

Is your middle name Louise and are you from Catahoula Parish ?"

[email protected] User ID: 3251335 1791
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2009

"What is oat bran cereal?"

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