No other place in the world does fall the way that Central Ohioans do. Maybe it is our deep tie to agriculture that makes this time of year so special. All I know is that as the temperatures begin to drop something inside of me bursts! I’ve been waiting to dust off my boots and throw a scarf around my neck. One thing we are good at doing here in Central Ohio is making just about anything out of pumpkin.
My tradition since the year I was married has been to make a pumpkin cake during one of the first cooler days of the season. Some of you may be interested in trying out a pumpkin cake recipe yourselves so here is a look at how I make my pumpkin cake.
-1 package yellow cake mix
-1 can (15oz) solid-pack pumpkin
-1/3 cup sugar
-1/3 cup vegetable oil
-1 Tb pumpkin pie spice
-1 can (16 oz) cream cheese icing
- In a large mixing bowl combine cake mix, pumpkin, eggs, sugar, oil and pumpkin pie spice. Beat on low in stand mixer for 30 seconds. Then on medium for 2 minutes.
- Pour into a greased 15x10x1 baking pan.
- Bake at 350 for 25-35 minutes or until cooked through.
- Once it has cooled ice the top of the cake with the cream cheese icing spread.