I made this cake for my mom's birthday and it was a hit! It turned out really moist and tasted a lot like carrot cake. I dusted it with powdered sugar instead of using icing which was good because it was sweet enough on it's own. Here's the recipe:
2 C sugar
1 1/4 C vegetable oil (I used 1 C oil and 1/4 C applesauce)
1 tsp vanilla
2 C canned pumpkin
2 C all purpose flour
3 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350.
Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
In a large bowl, combine sugar and oil.
Blend in vanilla and pumpkin, then add eggs one at a time.
Gradually beat in flour mixture.
Pour into greased pan and bake for 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
I'd like to play around with the recipe and see if I could make a healthier version. Enjoy!
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