This recipe passed through a long list of Friends is one of our very favorite holiday treats. The spices are delectable, and it can be made as a loaf, a cake, or cupcakes. It also works great to make ahead of time and freeze.
To make the cake (or cupcakes), follow the recipe below. The amounts make 2 bread pan loafs.
Mix dry ingredients in a bowl and set aside; 2 cups flour + 2 tsp. baking powder + 2 tsp. baking soda + 2 tsp. ground cinnamon + 1/2 tsp. salt + 2 cups sugar
Mix wet ingredients in a separate bowl; 1 cup oil (vegetable preferred) + 4 eggs + 2 cups pumpkin puree
Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix well. Pour into two greased and lightly floured loaf pans. Cook at 350 degrees for 50-55 minutes (cupcakes do not take as long!). Let cool 20 minutes, then remove from pans. When cooled, frost tops or cakes thickly. It will freeze and slice well!