We traveled to my sister’s house to celebrate our mother’s birthday. I made a white cake with chocolate ganache frosting and a pumpkin cake with cream cheese frosting. Several people asked for the pumpkin cake recipe, so I’m posting it here.
2 c. all purpose flour
2 c. sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
Add and mix well:
1 c. vegetable oil
2 c. canned pumpkin (15 oz. can)
Pour into greased 9×13 pan. Bake 325* F for 55-60 minutes. Cool completely and frost with cream cheese frosting.
Cream Cheese Frosting
Mix ingredients together until smooth:
1/2 c. butter, softened
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 (1 lb.) box powdered sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
You may add 1/2 cup of raisins and/or nuts to the batter, if you like. I made it plain, no additions.
The daughter of my niece gives Booker some tickles. She said, “I touch him all the time!” He’s her grandma’s doggy.
Booker is shy, but he let DD give him some attention, too.
My parents and their seven children. I’m in the back, in the left corner (white shirt).
Happy birthday, Mom! ~~Rhonda