Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Pumpkin Cake

Also known as pumpkin squares.  I love pumpkin in most any incarnation but always found pumpkin squares lacking in flavor.  This recipe has more of a pumpkin pie flavor and is pretty quick and easy to make!  I hope you enjoy the recipe!

Pumpkin Cake

15 oz can of pumpkin
2C. sugar
1/2 C. canola or Veg. oil
1/2 C. apple sauce

4 eggs beaten

2 C. flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tps. salt
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/8 tsp. ginger
1/8 tsp. ground cloves

(Set aside 1 stick of butter and an 8oz. block of cream cheese to soften. This is for the frosting!)
Beat pumpkin, sugar and oil.  Add eggs, mix well.
Mix together the dry ingredients and add to pumpkin mixture.  Mix until well blended. Pour into greased 10x15 sheet pan and bake for 25-35 min at 350° Cool and frost with cream cheese frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting

1 stick of butter
8oz cream cheese
1 1/2 tsps. vanilla
2 1/4 C. powdered sugar
1 - 4 tsp. milk
Beat softened cream cheese and butter until well mixed.  Mix in vanilla.  Add powdered sugar.  Add milk to desired consistency.

The little jack O'lantern's are marzipan.  If you want to make them,  just buy a package of marzipan dough, some orange paste food coloring and a little tube of black frosting.
Color part of the marzipan with the paste food color.  Roll into small balls and add details using a toothpick.  I also used the toothpick to get the black frosting into the facial features.  I used a little plain marzipan to add a stem to the top.


  1. I always make pumkin rolls or whoopie pies with cream cheese filling.This sounds much easier.Going to make this Sunday to take to grandmas.(the family usually goes for dinner) Love the little pumkins! Harvest Blessings!~Amy

  2. yummo!!! I love anything with how you have them displayed..they won't last long;)

  3. Yummy Yummy!! I will be making these,thanks for sharing.

  4. Sounds so good, I will have to give it a try!

    yum, yum

  5. Wow, my kind of picture! This looks delicious...I am heading to the grocery store to buy the ingredients! Thank you for sharing your recipe!

  6. Cat
    These sound wonderful! I think I'm gonna have to try making this.

    Hugs to you

  7. Oh my goodness Cat,
    These look DELICIOUS!!! I LOVE pumpkin and will just have to try these!! Now I just need to check the pantry to see if I have all the ingredients!!!
    Thanks for sharing this recipe!!

  8. Whoa! I may have to make these for my open house! They look awesome.


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