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Two Peas and Their Pod: Pumpkin Cake

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Pumpkin Cake

Election Day
I hope everyone is getting out to vote today!! Luckily, Utah has early voting so we voted a couple weeks ago, but we will be following the results today. What an exciting time!!

Now, onto another recipe from our early Thanksgiving feast. I am not a big fan of pumpkin pie...gasp! I know, terrible, huh? I know it is a tradition, but we didn't have it this time around. I did make a pumpkin cake though so the pump
kin was still represented.

The cake was fantastic!! Easy to whip up and even better once I slathered cream cheese frosting on the top! If you aren't a fan of pumpkin pie, try this at your holiday meal. I am pretty sure the pie won't be missed.


4 eggs
1 - 2/3 cups granulated sugar
1 cup oil

1 teaspoon vanilla
One 15 ounce can pumpkin
2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda

Cream Cheese Frosting
One package of cream cheese (I used reduced fat)
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter softened
2-3 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Using an electric mixer at medium speed, combine the eggs, sugar, oil, vanilla, and pumpkin until light and fluffy. Stir together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and baking soda. Add the dry ingredients to the pumpkin mixture and mix at low speed until thoroughly combined and the batter is smooth.

3. Spread the batter in a greased 9 by 13 inch baking pan. Bake for 30 minutes. Let cool completely before frosting.

4. To make the icing: Combine the cream cheese and butter in a medium bowl with an electric mixer until smooth. Add the sugar and mix at low speed until smooth. Add the sugar and mix at low speed until combined. Stir in the vanilla and mix again. Spread on cooled pumpkin cake.

Also, a big thank you to Kristen of Black Lab Baker for giving us the I love you THIS much award. Thank you!!! We love you too:) We are passing the award onto Colleen of Cooking This and That. We love your blog!

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Blogger Jersey Girl Cooks said...

It looks heavenly. I made the same EXACT frosting the other day. It was delicious.

7:11 AM  
Blogger Meg said...

Yeah! More Pumpkin. That icing looks delicious!

Congrats on the award!

7:19 AM  
Blogger Colleen said...

Wow, I am so honored by the award! Thank you so so much - off to write the blog post about it!
I love pumpkin cake too - great post :)

7:22 AM  
Blogger Jamie said...

That looks amazing! I love pumpkin cake...your icing looks fabulous as well!

7:37 AM  
Blogger Culinary Wannabe said...

Isn't the frosting and pumpkin such a great combo?! I seriously at this kind of stuff with my breakfast the other week and really would love a piece with my coffee now!

7:40 AM  
Blogger LizNoVeggieGirl said...

No pumpkin pie for you?!?!?! Ah well - you made up for it with a GORGEOUS pumpkin cake ;-)

7:43 AM  
Blogger Shari said...

This sounds great! I love pumpkin and in a cake would be wonderful!

7:46 AM  
Blogger Flourchild said...

Your cake looks moist and tasty! I love anything with pumpkin in it. Thanks for stoping by to look at my rugelach!

7:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks great!

8:01 AM  
Blogger Mary Bergfeld said...

What a great cake, Maria. This really looks amazing.

8:14 AM  
Blogger Katrina said...

Yum. I just recently made pumpkin cupcakes--SO yummy! Can't wait to see your rugelach

8:20 AM  
Blogger vanillasugarblog said...

oh thankfully there is someone else out there that doesn't like pumpkin pie. sadly, I don't care for it, but I do like making other creative things with the puree, just like you.

8:21 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

I recently made my first pumpkin cake and Loved it. Your frosting sounds amazing.

8:37 AM  
Blogger La Bella Cooks said...

This cake could easily replace my beloved pumpkin pie. It looks so moist and my mouth is watering just looking at the frosting. Ok, now I am hungry...

8:40 AM  
Blogger Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A gorgeous cake! Light and delightful!

Happy Election Day!



8:53 AM  
Blogger Suburban Monkey said...

I agree, I have never been a fan of Pumpkin Pie....BLAHHHH. This cake however looks delicious!

9:23 AM  
Blogger Brindi said...

Now, your cake really looks delicious!

9:27 AM  
Blogger Maria♥ said...

Maria your pumpkin cake with the cream cheese frosting just looks so delish!!!


9:35 AM  
Blogger Mary Ann said...

I love pumpkin cake, well pumpkin anything. This looks tasty!

10:23 AM  
Blogger Cathy said...

You know, pumpkin pie is pretty much the only way that I DON'T like pumpkin! This cake sounds fabulous -- I bet the oil makes it nice and moist. The frosting must be amazing!

10:35 AM  
Blogger Erica said...

This would be perfect to bring for thanksgiving dinner! Thanks for the idea!

10:52 AM  
Blogger Allie said...

Your cake looks so moist and tasty!

11:10 AM  
Blogger Gabi said...

Love the pumpkin cake, congratulations on your award! You've been making some awesome food :) Yay- I voted early in Utah too- nice to not have to go out in the storm this morning.

11:58 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

That looks just divine :) Any leftover to send me a piece? hehe, CONGRATS!!!

12:18 PM  
Blogger Live.Love.Eat said...

This looks heavenly! Witthe pumpkin crisp I make and this one, who needs pumpkin pie. I will ahev to try this.

12:33 PM  
Blogger Darius T. Williams said...

Can I just say that I love a good moist cake and this looks great!


12:47 PM  
Blogger Chef Jeena said...

What a wonderful cake ! The texture looks so moist and delicious. :-)

12:50 PM  
Blogger Live.Love.Eat said...

Hey there. To answer your question, I did see the movie and loved it. Need to watch it again though. And I looked up that cafe because I figured you meant something by it & didn't recall the movie was filmed there. So cool!!!!!

1:32 PM  
Blogger The Blonde Duck said...

I am so in love with that cake. I need to make that cake. Yum!

1:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats on your award! I love you too! :)

2:48 PM  
Blogger Veronica said...

I don't like pumpkin pie either! But I do love pumpkin other things...this cake for one looks great.

5:10 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

What a great blog! And I LOVE pumpkin cake! Actually, I love anything pumpkin :)

5:31 PM  
Blogger Adam said...

Congrats on the award, on expressing your voice in voting, and on the sweet looking pumpkin cake. Look at that, we're pumpkin buds this week :)

5:32 PM  
Blogger test it comm said...

That pumpkin cake looks nice and moist and good. I like the cream cheese frosting!

6:11 PM  
Blogger Manggy said...

Yeah, I'm more of a cake person than I pie person-- and definitely a cream cheese person! ;)

6:56 PM  
Blogger Jacque said...

Congrats on your award!

Your cake looks yummy, simple, and delish :) I love the color of pumpkin desserts.

7:33 PM  
Blogger Jodi said...

I have all the ingredients to this! YEAH!!! :)

8:00 PM  
Blogger NKP said...

I am not much of a pumpkin pie girl either, give me apple any day. I like pumpkin in muffins and loaves though, yours looks so very moist and tasty. Cream cheese frosting is my favourite frosting.

8:44 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

I've never had pumpkin cake but yours looks delicious!

11:46 PM  
Blogger Dee said...

Pie is my favourite pumpkin dessert (subject to change, of course).

I just heard the Obama is in. Even thousands of miles away, everyone here seems so excited.

Congrats on your award - I love you too. And I really appreciate your kind words on my blog.

11:48 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

mmm... looks delicious... i hope your new president will be a lot better... :)

12:43 AM  
Blogger Kirsten said...

Yum, that cake looks fantastic! I was in need of a dessert idea for this weekend and I think this might be it!

5:44 AM  
Blogger grace said...

helloooo cream cheese frosting! it makes pretty much any cake devourable. is that a word? it should be. :)

5:47 AM  
Blogger Deborah said...

I love pumpkin pie, but this pumpkin cake looks fantastic as well!! Especially with that icing...

6:02 AM  
Blogger Barbara Bakes said...

I'm not a pumpkin pie lover either! Your cake sounds much better!

6:16 AM  
Blogger priscilla joy said...

this pumpkin cake looks delicous and moist. pumpkin cake is soo good.

6:32 AM  
Blogger Lisa magicsprinkles said...

I heart anything with cream cheese frosting.

6:51 AM  
Blogger Rosie said...

Oh what a lovely pumpkin cake it does look SO delicious!

osie x

3:13 PM  
Blogger Jodi said...

Maria, I just wanted to let you know that I mentioned your blog and this recipe on my blog today.

2:12 PM  

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