Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Pumpkin Tea Cake

I made this Pumpkin Tea Cake for a family gathering last week and everyone loved it. It is a recipe handed down to me by my mother-in law. Everything she made was always so delicious. This has become a favorite fall classic.

Pumpkin Tea Cake

Preheat oven to 350*F. Grease and flour a tube pan.

Mix and beat together:

3 Cups sugar

1 Cup oil

3 Eggs

Then mix in:

1 can of pumpkin

In another bowl sift together:

3 Cups flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon each: ground cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg

Stir the dry ingredients to the pumpkin mixture. Bake 1 hour and 15 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean. Sprinkle with confectioner's sugar.

I think it is the addition of the ground cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg that sets this recipe apart from others that I have tried. I'm not kidding - this cake will disappear!

Here is some more pumpkin goodness that I acquired over the weekend.
These cakes are String Theory hand painted merino wool in a color called squash. How appropriate! I'm thinking the Tangled Yoke Cardigan would look nice in this color. But I really want to make something out of this book.
Stefanie Japel has done it again. There are several sweaters I'd like to make in this book. I really love this one. You can preview all the sweaters that are in the book on flickr here. So many sweaters, so little time.

3 comments:

sweetp said...

Love the colour of the wool and omg how perfect would it be for tangled yoke..yes!

I might try that recipe...pumpkins are finishing up here and I am so sick of them after eating them allllllllll winter... so might do a cake instead. Cept we dont get canned pumpkin here...so how much/how big is the can? 1/4 pumpkin would do? thanks :D

At Home Mommy Knits said...

That pie looks delicious! Maybe with a cup of coffee??

Can't wait to see what you make from your new book, I was just perusing the patterns on Ravelry. Another book for my ever growing wish list :)

kim said...

Oh, I can almost smell the pumpkin spices in the air. I love, love that yarn color. So pretty.