Spiced Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

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Cooking Method: Bake


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)
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)
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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Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a medium sized bowl stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices. Set aside.
In a large bowl beat eggs, pumpkin, sugar and oil. Add dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.
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.
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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