Pumpkin Cake (modified from Allrecipes.com)
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1¼ cups vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups fresh pumpkin puree
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cover cake pan with Wilton Cake Release.
  2. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
  3. Combine together the sugar and oil in an electric mixer. Add the vanilla pumpkin and beat until smooth. Add the eggs one at a time. Gradually add in the dry ingredients until the batter is uniform.
  4. Bake in the oven (30 minutes using a 12x18 pan or 45-50 minutes using the Wilton Sports pan) until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
Because baking time varies depending on the pan used, I would be cautious and set the timer for 30 minutes and start checking every 5-10 minutes thereafter. This way, you do not run the risk of overcooking the cake.
Recipe by It's Always Someone's Birthday at http://www.itsalwayssomeonesbirthday.com/2012/11/caramel-apple-cake.html