By Kevin Williams
This is a popular recipe in Amish homes this time of year, often found on Thanksgiving or Christmas tables. It's a simple, festive, tasty, and decorative dessert, so you might want to consider adding this to your menu this year.
I am not sure whether I changed the name to "holiday" cake in a spasm of political correctness, because it does kind of look like a "Christmas cake." I don't know. Either way the recipe is a great one, so check it out!
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 2 cups flour
- 2 cups pumpkin
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon soda
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, combine sugar, eggs, vegetable oil, flour, nuts, pumpkin, salt, baking soda and cinnamon until the mixture is evenly and thoroughly combined.
- Spoon into a bundt pan and bake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Add frosting:
THE AMISH COOK’S HOMEMADE FROSTING
Two heaping tablespoons of shortening and blend that together with three-fourths cup of powdered sugar. After it is smooth, add a tablespoon of vanilla. Then gradually add milk and additional powdered sugar, making it smooth enough for frosting — as thick or thin as you want it.