Sunday, October 17, 2010

you'll never need another recipe...

Hey-o Joanna's friends!

Jo has asked me to guest blog on here to share with you the recipe that I used for her birthday cake. I adapted this recipe from one that my mom had.

Pumpkin Cake
  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 4 eggs
  • Chocolate chips (optional)
Mix the ingredients together in a large bowl until well blended. Bake mixture in a 9x13 pan at 350 degrees for approximately 45 minutes.

I ended up doubling this recipe and just used the whole can of pumpkin, leaving out some of the oil.I made three layers in an 8x8 square pan. To the middle layer I added a cup of chocolate chips. Yum!

I used cream cheese frosting for this baby, Betty Crocker did the trick! I actually made homemade butter cream frosting initially, but I made it at my parents' house and had to drive 3 and a half hours back to Long Beach. When I got home the frosting had melted down the cake, so I quickly scraped it off and refrosted with cream cheese. Then I did the piping detail with chocolate frosting, also Betty Crocker and a round 9 nozzle.

Eat! Enjoy!

(note: you can enjoy more of Alissa's recipes and adventures over at her blog: click here)


Michelle Renae :) said...

this cake was the best! thanks for sharing, alissa :)

kyle and jennifer said...

i gotta try this! and just to clarify - you used two cake mixes when you doubled it?

Alissa said...

Yes, two mixes. I made another batch last night! :)

kyle and jennifer said...

thanks! can't wait to try it - sounds yummy!