Spiced Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

Recipe Rating:
 4 Ratings
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Cooking Method: Bake

Ingredients

CAKE
2 c flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ginger
1/8 tsp cloves (ground)
1 can(s) pumpkin (15 ounce)
4 large eggs
1 2/3 c sugar
1 c oil
1 c pecans (chopped, optional)
ICING
1 pkg cream cheese (8 ounces), softened
1/4 c butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 c powdered sugar

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Sea Sun Recipe
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Urbandale, IA (pop. 39,463)
Seasun
Member Since Nov 2010
Sea's notes for this recipe:
I have had this recipe for a very long time and make it several times a year, and particularly around Thanksgiving. Like all of my recipes, I have "tweaked" it to my taste.

This cake could possibly be considered a "bar cookie" as well, though it does have the consistency of a soft, moist and dense cake.

I hope you enjoy it as much as my family and I do!
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Directions

1
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a medium sized bowl stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices. Set aside.
2
In a large bowl beat eggs, pumpkin, sugar and oil. Add dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.
3
Pour batter into a prepared 9 x 13 inch pan and bake for about 40-50 minutes or until center of cake is set. Allow to completely cool.
4
For icing, combine cream cheese, butter, vanilla and powdered sugar and mix until light and fluffy. Frost cake. If desired, sprinkle top with pecans.
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user Sea Sun Seasun - Nov 16, 2011
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user Chris T. chrisb64 - Nov 16, 2011
I made these last year and they were GREAT...not sure I would add the additional spices because I thought it was perfect like it was and I didn't use any frosting as I didn't think it needed it...nor did my waistline :o)....gotta love Paula Deens recipes!
user Sea Sun Seasun - Nov 16, 2011
I have had this recipe for a long time! I had no idea Paula would make my Pumpkin Cake but I'm glad she likes it. :-) Now I'm going to have to do a search and check it out. lol I suppose there are a million recipes for Pumpkin Cake/Bread, and I'm willing to try any and all!

Good call on omitting the icing for the purpose of counting calories. It's very addicting, the cake AND icing...I should know! I just finished a piece. (grin)

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