Clifton’s Pumpkin Cake Recipe

This past Thanksgiving was wonderful being with my whole entire family.  All of my children and grandchildren were here and we even got an announcement that grandchild number four who is due in April is going to be a girl!  We have three darling grandsons and are so excited to welcome a little girl into the mix!  Will she be a princess or a tomboy?  Everyone has a different opinion, although her mom says that after having two sons that she won’t be raising her little girl as a tomboy!

Before everyone arrived I was wanting to find a recipe for a pumpkin dessert that wasn’t pumpkin pie and then I remembered this recipe that I had for Clifton’s Pumpkin Cake.  I grew up in Southern California and there was a Clifton’s Cafeteria that was famous for their Pumpkin Cake.  I had been given their recipe for this cake a long time ago and now was the perfect time to make it.

Clifton's Pumpkin Cake Recipe. Clifton's Cafeteria was FAMOUS for their Pumpkin Cake. Now you can have the recipe too!

With three layers of moist pumpkin cake topped with a cream cheese frosting, there are few people who will be able to resist this cake.  And you don’t have to wait until Thanksgiving to make it because pumpkin is fashionable all year round!

Clifton's Cafeteria was known for their Pumpkin Cake. You've got to make this!

Head on over to My Kitchen Escapades where I shared the recipe for this amazing cake and we hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends!

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  1. [email protected] says:

    I am so excited to try this recipe! I also grew up in Southern California and I worked at the Clifton’s on Broadway.