If you haven't had your fill of pumpkin yet from the just departed Thanksgiving holiday, here's another option, One of our readers (Thanks, Rebecca!) added her own twist to The Amish Cook's pumpkin sheet cake recipe. Doesn't it look delicious? I've modified the original recipe below to make it into a "holiday cake." Yum! Also, put Lovina's homemade frosting recipe below which you can add to the cake. Send me a piece!:)
Homemade Holiday Pumpkin Cake
2 cups sugar
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.
we would have home made pumpkin pie for Christmas too!
the cake looks fantastic!
Yes, this photo looks delicious. Our family has made a version of this
for about 25 or 30 years, except we add nuts and raisins and cover
it w/ cream cheese icing. scrump-deli-icious!
If people are offended by you calling it a Christmas cake then we should remove personal names from all things that have someone's name in it: Hopping "John"..."Johnny" cakes..."Napoleans"....I think it is crazy...fact is, the word "Holiday" comes from two words: HOLY DAY...if we aren't celebrating Christ's birth, it's nothing...not a holiday or Holy Day...The nit-picking makes me sad because there are far more important things in our lives to be fussing over.
I agree with you, Virginia, every year around this time I get people jumping on me for calling something "Christmas cookies", etc....my daughter has a "Christmas dance program" in December and, well, I'll probably just keep calling it that with no disrespect intended for anyone else.