Now, onto another recipe from our early Thanksgiving feast. I am not a big fan of pumpkin pie…gasp! I know, terrible, huh? I know it is a tradition, but we didn’t have it this time around. I did make a pumpkin cake though so the pumpkin was still represented.
The cake was fantastic!! Easy to whip up and even better once I slathered cream cheese frosting on the top! If you aren’t a fan of pumpkin pie, try this at your holiday meal. I am pretty sure the pie won’t be missed.
1 2/3 cups granulated sugar
1 cup oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
One 15 ounce can pumpkin
2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
Cream Cheese Frosting
One package of cream cheese (I used reduced fat)
½ cup (1 stick) butter softened
2-3 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Using an electric mixer at medium speed, combine the eggs, sugar, oil, vanilla, and pumpkin until light and fluffy. Stir together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and baking soda. Add the dry ingredients to the pumpkin mixture and mix at low speed until thoroughly combined and the batter is smooth.
3. Spread the batter in a greased 9 by 13 inch baking pan. Bake for 30 minutes. Let cool completely before frosting.
4. To make the icing: Combine the cream cheese and butter in a medium bowl with an electric mixer until smooth. Add the sugar and mix at low speed until smooth. Add the sugar and mix at low speed until combined. Stir in the vanilla and mix again. Spread on cooled pumpkin cake.
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