It's been a long time since I've stolen a recipe, hasn't it.
From Junie Rose
Doesn't this sound yummy? All those spices!! And pumpkin and frosting too!!
I 3/4 cups flour (reg.) sifted
1 tsp.baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp.ground cloves
1/2 cup butter (1 stick) softened
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup pumpkin
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate pieces
3/4 cup chopped nuts (chopped finer than they usually are in package)
9x5 greased and floured pan
Combine flour, soda, salt and spices.
Cream butter well - gradually add sugar - Blend in eggs - beat well.
add dry ingredients, alternately with pumpkin, beginning and ending
with dry ingredients.
Stir in chocolate morsels and 1/2 cup nuts.
Turn into pan and top with remaining nuts.
Bake 65 to 75 minutes. (or until tooth pick inserted in center of cake comes out clean)
Let cool about 10 minutes. Run knife around all edges and turn out
onto rack to finish cooling!
I usually put a powdered sugar icing on top - in strips going both ways.
(as seen in photo!)
I do this while cake is still warm.
Recipe for this icing can be found on box of sugar.
(or mix well, powdered sugar (sm, amount) with a couple
spoons of cream or canned milk and few drops vanilla- mix until smooth and thick
enough to pour from a big spoon-onto your cake) :)
***Note About Pumpkin:
One can pumpkin -net wt. 15 oz.- is just enough for 2 Harvest Loaves-
so I usually make 2 cakes and don't have that half can of pumpkin left!***