Glazed Pumpkin-Pecan Cakes


Say goodbye to cinnamon rolls -- these yummy cakes are our new favorite glazed breakfast treat. This is one pumpkin recipe you'll crave year-round.

Glazed Pumpkin-Pecan Cakes
Photo: Adam Albright
Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
30 mins
Cool Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
10 mini cakes or 1 large cake


  • 1 orange

  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 cup water

  • ¾ cup canned pumpkin

  • ¼ cup vegetable oil

  • 2 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour

  • 2 ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • 2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¾ cup finely chopped pecans, toasted

  • 1 cup powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Generously grease and flour ten 3 3/4- to 4-inch fluted individual tube pans or one 10-inch fluted tube pan. Remove 2 tsp. zest and squeeze juice from orange. Set juice aside for glaze.

  2. In a large bowl combine orange zest and next six ingredients (through vanilla). Stir in next five ingredients (through salt) until combined.

  3. Sprinkle about 1 Tbsp. pecans in bottom of each prepared individual pan and top with about 1/3 cup batter. Or sprinkle all of the pecans in 10-inch pan and top with all of the batter. Bake 30 to 35 minutes for mini cakes, 45 to 50 minutes for 10-inch cake, or until a wooden skewer comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack 10 minutes for mini cakes or 20 minutes for large cake. Remove from pan(s); cool completely on wire rack.

  4. Meanwhile, for glaze, in a medium bowl stir together powdered sugar and enough of the orange juice (3 to 4 tsp.) to reach drizzling consistency.

  5. Drizzle cake(s) with glaze and, if desired, sprinkle with additional pumpkin pie spice.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

341 Calories
13g Fat
54g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 341
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Sodium 255mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 54g 20%
Total Sugars 33g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 2.3mg 12%
Calcium 94mg 7%
Iron 1.9mg 11%
Potassium 151mg 3%
Folate, total 37.5mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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