Barney's is a seasonal outdoor "little red shack" family run Bar-B-Q restaurant that opened in St. Louis in 1963. They are known for this homemade pumpkin cake dessert. I tried a combination of several recipes until I came up with this one that taste very similar to this family favorite. Whenever I take this cake to a function it gets rave reviews. I think the secret is the added vanilla.
Line the bottom of an Angel Food Cake Pan (that has a removable bottom) with parchment paper or waxed paper. Pour cake batter into cake pan.
Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until a toothpick can be inserted and comes out clean. Let the cake rest for 15 minutes before removing from pan. (run knife up and down sides of pan to loosen cake before removing from pan)
Let cake cool completely before cutting. Note: You can sprinkle powdered sugar on the top of the cake before slicing.