Ok I've actually made this recipe and it is by far the BEST BISCUIT recipe I've ever made. Though I'm not sure if it's this specific recipe or this trick I learned. Use butter and use a cheese grater to shred the butter!
If you're looking for a classic pumpkin cake that won't take ages to make, this is it! Sprinkle the cake with powdered sugar in place of drizzling with the frosting, or top servings with whipped cream.