Spiced Pumpkin Cake


I got this recipe from the better homes and gardens website (http://www.bhg.com) and modified a little bit.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground pumpkin spice mix
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs at room temperature
  • 1 15 oz can pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup castor sugar
  • ¾ cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts

Direction:

  • Pre heat oven to 350F.  Grease a 15x10x1 inch baking pan and set aside
  • Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and pumpkin spice mix and set aside
  • In a medium bowl beat egg, sugar and vanilla extract.
  • Add oil, and pumpkin puree and beat with an electric mixer on medium speed
  • Add the flour mixture and beat until combined.
  • Stir in chopped walnuts
  • Pour the batter into prepared pan and bake for about 30 minutes or until a wooden tooth pick inserted in the center comes out clean
  • Cool completely on a wire rack.

Note: I usually reduce the amount of sugar when I bake cookies, cake etc.  So if you would like it to be quite sweet, add extra 1/3 cup of sugar.

For a variation, add about ¼ cup of chocolate chips or raisins into the cake mix.

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