Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Tasty Tuesday: Pumpkin Cake

Okay, okay... I know Thanksgiving is this week and pumpkin pie is a tried & true part of this celebration, but let's be honest.  Not all of us like pumpkin pie.  Not even a little.  So here's an alternative Thanksgiving dessert that is just.so.yummy!!!  Trust me on this one.  You won't be sorry!

Ingredients:

  • 1 can (small) pumpkin
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1 2/3 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs beaten
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon

(optional) frosting ingredients: 

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 oz cream cheese
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Directions:

Mix sugar, oil, and eggs.  Sift dry ingredients together and add.  Add pumpkin and mix well.  Grease and flour a 10 x 13 x 1 pan.*  Bake @ 350 degrees for about 20 minutes.  Cool and ice.

(* I don't own the pan listed above so I bake it in a 9 x 13 for about 33 minutes, until the middle looks set.  I also think the pumpkin cake is delicious served with a dusting of powdered sugar on top instead of the cream cheese frosting, but you can't go wrong either way!)


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