The recipe I used for this said it was a copycat for Starbuck's pumpkin pound cake. I've never had that, so I have no idea if it tastes like that. I just know it was delicious! I will probably make a confectioner's sugar glaze for it next time.
Go see the recipe at Something Swanky. I was lazy and didn't sift all the dry ingredients.
I don't think it mattered.