Pumpkin Cake for Halloween
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Recipe type: Dessert
 
Ingredients
  • **For the Cake:
  • •2 cups sugar
  • •1 cup vegetable oil
  • •4 eggs
  • •2 cups all-purpose flour
  • •1 teaspoons baking soda
  • •2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • •1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • •1 teaspoon baking powder
  • •1/2 teaspoon salt
  • •2 cups pumpkin puree or cooked mashed pumpkin
  • **For the Frosting:
  • •1/4 cup butter
  • •8 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
  • •1 pound sifted confectioners' sugar
  • •2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • •1/2 cup chopped pecans
Instructions
  1. **For the Cake:
  2. Mix well with a mixer sugar, vegetable oil, and eggs in a large bowl.
  3. Sift baking soda, flour, cinnamon, ground ginger, baking powder and salt into a separate bowl.
  4. Add dry ingredients into oil mixture, beating well.
  5. Stir in pumpkin puree.
  6. Pour batter into two greased and floured 9-inch round layer cake pans.
  7. Bake at 350° for 35 to 40 minutes.
  8. When baked, turn cakes out onto racks to cool.
  9. Frost pumpkin cake with cream cheese frosting and sprinkle with chopped pecans.
  10. **For the Frosting:
  11. Combine all ingredients in large mixing bowl; beat well until smooth. Makes enough for 2-layer pumpkin cake.
Recipe by What's Cooking, Mexico? at http://whatscookingmexico.com/2007/10/31/pumpkin-cake-for-halloween-yummy/