Cindy's Pumpkin Cake

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Mary Louise

By
@BlueRibbonBaking

Years ago when I was going to school, my study buddy gave me a few pieces of this cake. I loved it and she shared the recipe with me. Years later I see these more and they are better known as Pumpkin Bars. Now I am going to share Cindy's Pumpkin Cake recipe. Of all the variations out there I still like hers the best. This recipe makes great cupcakes!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

What a delicious pumpkin treat! This recipe makes a thick pumpkin cake; a slice could almost be considered a bar. They have a mild pumpkin flavor with the perfect ratio of frosting. Creamy and smooth, the frosting is lick the spatula clean good. It has a hint of tanginess and butter flavor that complements the pumpkin cake. We sprinkled a few chopped pecans on top for added crunch. The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
25 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • CAKE

  • 4
    eggs
  • 1 c
    canola oil
  • 1 2/3 c
    sugar
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 1 can(s)
    pumpkin, 16 oz.
  • 2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 2 tsp
    cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp
    ginger
  • dash(es)
    of cloves, nutmeg
  • FROSTING

  • 1 pkg
    cream cheese, 8 oz., room temperature
  • 6 Tbsp
    butter, room temperature
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla
  • 1-2 Tbsp
    milk
  • 3 c
    powdered sugar
  • ·
    chopped walnuts (optional)

How to Make Cindy's Pumpkin Cake

Step-by-Step

  1. Cream eggs, oil, sugar, and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add pumpkin. Blend well.
  2. Stir together dry ingredients. Add to pumpkin mixture until well blended.
  3. Spread batter in a greased and floured 15X10X1 baking pan. I line my pan with parchment paper.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely.
  5. Cream butter and cream cheese. Add vanilla. Beat. Add powdered sugar. Add milk a little at a time to reach the right consistency. Frosting should be easy to spread.
  6. Frost and sprinkle with chopped walnuts if desired.

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About Cindy's Pumpkin Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Collection: Pumpkin Patch



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