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Merry Christmas! (and a recipe for pumpkin cake)

Another vintage postcard from Nuremberg.

I had a hankering for something sweet and pumpkiny but not pie, so I just jazzed up the Irish Cardamom Cake recipe [Edit, 2013: veganized recipe coming soon!] and the resulting cake came out perfectly. Moist, flavorful, easy.

Preheat oven to 350º.

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. each of cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cloves

Mix wet ingredients, fold in dry ingredients, pour into greased 9″ loaf pans, bake for 45 minutes. Yields two.

Happy Holidays, everyone!

 

(Note: I have become a vegan since I wrote this post. A veganized recipe is forthcoming!)

1 Comment to Merry Christmas! (and a recipe for pumpkin cake)

  1. Kate's Gravatar Kate
    December 25, 2010 at 10:58 pm | Permalink

    “How come we had to have so many damn kids?” -It’s a Wonderful Life
    The cake was wonderfully moist!!!

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