05 October 2011

Pumpkin Layer Cake

Pin It You know what's really cool?  Putting vegetables in desserts.  Treat yourself and your family this weekend and whip up this super easy pumpkin cake.


Recipe for Pumpkin Layer Cake
2 cups sugar
1 cup butter, melted
4 large eggs
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
2 cups pumpkin puree

Recipe for Cream Cheese Frosting
1/2 cup butter, softened
8 oz cream cheese
1 lb powdered sugar
2 tbsp vanilla extract.

Whisk together sugar and butter.  Add eggs one at a time and whisk until smooth.  In separate bowl, mix glower, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, salt, and baking powder.  In three additions, add to wet mixture, mixing well between each addition.  Finish by folding in pumpkin puree.

Pour batter into two 9in round cake pans and bake at 350F for about 40 minutes.

Let cool, remove, and ice with cream cheese frosting.

Directions for Cream Cheese Frosting
Beat butter and cream cheese together until smooth.  Slowly add sugar and vanilla extract and beat until desired consistency and sweetness.




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