Pumpkin Cake Recipe

Baking By tlreetz Updated 13 Sep 2008 , 3:37am by Deniro

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tlreetz Posted 11 Sep 2008 , 11:05pm
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Does anyone have a great pumpkin cake recipe that will hold up to being a tiered wedding cake?


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Deniro Posted 13 Sep 2008 , 3:37am
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This is a great recipe from Paula Dean from the foodnetwork.com . I have made this recipe over and over again. I'm certain that it would turn out great as a tiered cake. The recipe is actually called "Pumpkin Bars". You should test try it!! Bars:
4 eggs
1 2/3 cups granulated sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
15-ounce can pumpkin
2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Using an electric mixer at medium speed, combine the eggs, sugar, oil and pumpkin until light and fluffy. Stir together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, 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. Spread the batter into a greased 13 by 10-inch baking pan. Bake for 30 minutes. Let cool completely before frosting. Cut into bars.

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 combined. Stir in the vanilla and mix again. Spread on cooled pumpkin bars.

Good Luck!!! - Deniro

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