Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Sweet Tooth Tuesday: Pumpkin Cake

This cake is a new fall-favorite around here! It is easy, fast and delicious.

Mix together: 4 eggs
1 2/3 c. sugar
1 c. oil
1 15oz. can of pumpkin

Mix seperately: 3 t. baking powder
2 t. cinnamon
2 c. flour
1 t. salt
1 t. soda

Combine both mixtures together. Spread into an ungreased jelly-roll pan like this.....
.....and BAKE at 350 for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. When the cake is cool, frost with a cream cheese frosting of your choice.

I have ALWAYS sworn against margarine when cooking, but for this recipe, I break my own rule and use it for the frosting! It gives more of a whipped texture, and the cake is so moist and delicate that it is impossible to spread butter-recipe frosting on. Trust me.
Here is the recipe I use for the cream-cheese frosting.

6 oz. Cream cheese
1/2 c. Margarine (DO NOT USE BUTTER)
2 t. Vanilla
4-5 c. Powdered Sugar

Beat until fluffy!




Jenn said...

I was just thinking about making a pumpkin cake!

Mooners said...

Well I have eaten these too! (if you notice a trend Teresa EATS ALL THE YUMMY TREATS!) These were super yummy and i can't wait to make them myself so i can eat the whole pan!

Tiffanee said...

Love pumpkin anything! This looks amazing!!