Saturday, October 29, 2005

Pumpkin Cake

A delicious treat for halloween parties, harvest parties or just something to do with all that pumpkin laying around, I give you - Pumpkin Cake!

4 eggs
3/4 cup oil
2 cup sugar
15 oz pumpkin
2 cups flour
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
3/4 tsp each nutmeg, ginger, and cloves
1/2 cup chopped toasted walnuts (opt.)

Mix pumpkin, sugar, oil, and spices. Add beaten eggs. Combine flour, soda, and baking powder and add slowly to pumpkin mixture until texture is smooth and uniform. Stir in nuts. Stir into 2 greased and lightly floured cake pans. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until toothpick can be removed cleanly.

What's cake without icing?

Cream Cheese Icing

1/4 lb butter
1 lb cream cheese
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup sugar

Mix until creamy and smooth. Resist urge to lick paddle of blender.

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