How To Make Pumpkin Cake

If you’re celebrating a birthday or just want something sweet for a Halloween bash, this pumpkin cake will hit the spot. You can play with the decorations to fit the occasion, but this tasty cake can be enjoyed any time of year. Gradually combine all wet ingredients – with granulated sugar – and then incorporate the dry ingredients with spices, chocolate chips or walnuts. You can bake the cake in any type of pan, but a ring pan will give it a nice presentation. Ice the finished cake with a cream-cheese icing that really compliments the flavors. In this video, Chef Susie provides a step-by-step cooking demonstration that will help you learn to cook a delightful pumpkin cake. For more great cooking demonstration videos, subscribe to the LearnToCookOnline YouTube channel.

Pumpkin Cake Recipe:

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
3 teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
2 cups sugar
1 ½ cups vegetable oil
1 ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups canned pumpkin
4 eggs
1 cup of chopped walnuts

1. Sift the dry ingredients together
2. In a bowl mix the sugar and pumpkin and add the oil and then the eggs
3. Mix in the dry ingredients. Add the chopped walnuts
4. Spoon the mixture into a greased ring cake mold. Bake at 350 degrees for about 35 minutes or until the top springs back when touched or a tooth pick inserted comes out clean
5. **Cool and ice with cream cheese frosting**
6. Decorate cake with Halloween candies

**Cream Cheese Icing Recipe**

1 pound cream cheese at room temperature
3/4 pound (3 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 pounds confectioners’sugar, sifted

Meanwhile, make the frosting. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, on low speed, cream together the cream cheese, butter, and vanilla extract. Add the confectioners’ sugar and mix until smooth.

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  1. This is an important fact left out of the recipe! There are 2 different can sizes of pumpkin puree in the supermarkets. What size does this recipe call for? The smaller or the larger? Thanks.

  2. Any size will work for purchase. The recipe calls for 2 cups.