Stacey's Pumpkin Cake

The recipe "Stacey's Pumpkin Cake" was shared with OCYI by BBBSO staff member Brianna Dusome. Brianna has been cooking one of her late mother’s recipes each month to stay connected with her. She chose this one because it made her think about sharing, friendship, and connecting over food.  



  • 1 ½ cup flour
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ⅔ cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup canned pumpkin
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs beaten


  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp maple syrup


  1. Mix dry ingredients together in a bowl
  2. Mix wet ingredients together in a bowl
  3. Combine wet and dry ingredients together gently until blended
  4. Combine topping ingredients together in a small bowl (it will look grainy)
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  6. Pour batter into a greased 9” square pan  
  7. Sprinkle with topping
  8. Bake 30-35 minutes

Enjoy ☺

Photo of hand written recipe

This story is part of the September 2022 Ovation. This story is also available in French.