Preheat oven to 400°F. Place three 5 inch cast iron skillets or one 8 inch cast iron skillet (nonstick is fine too) into the oven.
Place first 6 ingredients into a small mixing bowl and whisk together. Set aside.
In a mixing bowl, whisk together cornmeal, flour, baking powder, and salt.
In another bowl whisk together eggs, ¼ cup butter, buttermilk, and honey.
Pour wet mixture into dry mixture and stir until well mixed. Fold in pumpkin mixture.
Pour remaining butter into heated skillets and carefully swirl to cover all sides.
Pour batter into baking dish and bake for 30 to 35 minutes (for the small skillets) or 50 to 55 minutes (for the large skillet) or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center.
Remove from oven and drizzle with a small amount of honey. Cool for 10 to 15 minutes. Serve.