Pumpkin Cake with Caramel Sauce

Amy Alusa

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@amyalulsa

This recipe came to me via Taste of Home. It was submitted by Roberta Peck, Forthill, Pennsylvania. She won a ribbon for it; because it is SO GOOD! It's good any time of the year, but it is a fave for Fall, Thanksgiving and Christmas! I make it for my family of course, but it also makes a beautiful gift. I've even made it in individual little bundt cakes, and taken it with a small container of the sauce to go with! A genuine hit everytime! The bake time below does not include cooling time.


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Serves:

12-15

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

35 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

CAKE:

2 c
all purpose flour
2 c
granulated sugar
2 tsp
ground cinnamon
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp
salt
4
eggs
1 can(s)
(15 oz) solid pack pumpkin
1 c
canola oil

CARAMEL SAUCE:

1 1/2 c
brown sugar, packed
3 Tbsp
all purpose flour
1 dash(es)
salt
1 1/4 c
water
2 Tbsp
butter
1/2 tsp
pure vanilla extract

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg and salt. In another bowl, beat the eggs, pumpkin and oil until smooth; add to the dry ingredients. Mix until well blended, about 1 minute.
2
Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.

Note: I frequently make it in a Bundt Pan and pour the sauce over the top (and/or) of the cake.
3
For sauce, combine the brown sugar, flour and salt in a small saucepan. Stir in water and butter; bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil for 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Cut cake into squares and serve with warm sauce. Yield: 12-16 servings.
4
Nutritional Facts
1 serving (1 each) equals 425 calories, 18 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 61 mg cholesterol, 215 mg sodium, 65 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.
5
This recipe and photo come from Taste of Home:
tasteofhome.com/...ith-Caramel-Sauce

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American