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Pumpkin Cake with Orange Glaze

Posted by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 12:30 PM
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2 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

3/4 teaspoon salt

2 cups granulated sugar

1 cup (1 stick) Crisco® butter-flavor all-vegetable  shortening, melted

1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin

4 eggs

1/2 cup raisins, softened

1 cup confectioners' sugar

3/4 teaspoon grated orange zest

4 teaspoons orange juice

Chopped walnuts (optional)

  • Heat the oven to 350ºF.  Lightly grease and flour a 10-inch Bundt pan.
  • Stir the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt in a medium bowl.
  • Beat the granulated sugar, shortening, pumpkin and eggs in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium-high speed for 5 minutes. Reduce the speed to low.  Add the flour mixture, 1 cup at a time, until the mixture is blended.  Stir in the raisins.  Pour the batter into the pan.
  • Bake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.  Let the cake cool in the pan for 15 minutes.  Remove the cake from the pan to a wire rack and let cool completely.
  • Stir the confectioners' sugar, orange zest and orange juice in a small bowl until the mixture is smooth.  Spoon the glaze over the cake.  Sprinkle with the walnuts.

RECIPE TIPS

  • Ingredient Note: Make sure to buy plain canned pumpkin and not canned pumpkin pie filling to use in this recipe.
  • Ingredient Note: To soften the raisins, place them into a colander.  Pour 2 cups boiling water over the raisins.  Drain and pat dry.
  • Flavor Variation: for Vanilla Frosting instead of Orange Glaze, beat 1/4 cupCrisco® butter-flavor all-vegetable shortening, melted and 2 cupsconfectioners' sugar in a medium bowl with an electric mixer on low speed.  Increase the speed to high.  Add 2 tablespoons milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and beat until the mixture is smooth.  Spread on the cake and top with the walnuts.
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 12:30 PM
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OliviaW.
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 12:30 PM
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SweetLuci
by Luci on Feb. 9, 2011 at 1:58 PM

 I still have a can of pumpkin I need to use. This sounds like a plan.

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