Thursday, November 24, 2011

Pumpkin Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting


     Is everyone up to their ears in Pumpkin recipes? Are you looking forward to some
  great festive recipes? Ha. Truth be told. I could eat all things pumpkin all year round.
  I get a little sad when they stop selling pumpkin spice lattes at Starbucks. But, I do
  adore Gingerbread lattes. This is a basic recipe that I have been making for years and
  it's so delish. I hope you all are having a wonderful Thanksgiving.

              I'm very thankful for my family, friends and I'm thankful for all of you!!!
                               
                              Pumpkin Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

    1 ( 15 oz ) can pumpkin puree
    1 3/4 cups of sugar
    1 cup of oil
    4 eggs
    2 cups of all-purpose flour
    2 teaspoons baking powder
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    2 teaspoons cinnamon
    1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
    1/2 teaspoon pumpkin spice
    a dash of ground ginger
    1/2 cup golden raisins ( optional )
    1/3 cup walnuts ( optional )

    Frosting:
    1 ( 8 oz package ) cream cheese, room temp
    1 stick of butter, softened
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    2 cups of powdered sugar
    1 teaspoon cinnamon

     1 ) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
     2 ) In a medium bowl, mix the eggs, sugar, oil, and pumpkin with a hand mixer,
     until blended. Mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and all of the
     spices. Stir into the pumpkin mixture and mix until combined. Add raisins
     and nuts and mix by hand.
     3 ) Pour into a sprayed 10 by 15 inch pan. "jellyroll size" bake for 30 minutes.
     Cool before frosting.
     4 ) Cream butter and cream cheese together and add the powdered sugar, vanilla
     and cinnamon. Mix until combined and frost on cake.

20 comments:

  1. This sounds sooo good! Happy Thanksgiving Val! ;)

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  2. Mmmm looks yummy. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving Val!

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  3. my mom made a pumpkin bread w/ cream cheese frosting for dessert today.. so good! happy thanksgiving :)

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  4. Another fantastic recipe! I hope you had a fabulous Thanksgiving:)
    ~Anne

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  5. Your food is always fantastic, but I also love your photography - great work!

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  6. oh wow....cinnamon cream cheese frosting ? your pumpkin bread just put mine to shame......

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  8. Looks delish! Love me some pumpkin and cream cheese :) Just made a chocolate & pumpkin cake for thanksgiving - yum!

    P.S. I think it's time for a Val So Cal cookbook!

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  9. OH yuuuum! This is my IDEAL fall dessert! So yummy!!

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  10. Delicious! I hope you had a happy thanksgiving!

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  11. So pretty and delicious! I have eaten so much pumpkin but I could keep going all year round, too!

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  12. yummy! I never get tired of pumpkin :)

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  13. Yum yum yum Val!!! Always the best of recipes over here!! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! :)

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  14. That looks delishhhhhh!! I love how you did the frosting! I'm like everyone else, I could eat pumpkin all year long... I hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  15. Wow! This sounds beyond amazing and looks delicious I really need to make this asap! xo

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  16. I bet that cinnamon added to the frosting is so good! Beautiful cake, Val!

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  17. its starting to feel like winter... especially with pumpkin cake on a blog! i have been a terrible blogger buddy- but i am back again with merry mondays! hope you will join and hope all is well with you!

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