Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cake

Happy October!  How I love this month!  Halloween!  Crisp, cool weather!  Apple cider!  Pumpkins!  Trick or Treating!  Halloween (yeah, I did already mention that)!

As a young mother (this was a few years ago) I was always on the look out for simple yet delicious recipes.  I came across this amazing recipe in Parents magazine in the October 1985 issue (yikes!  Pretty sure some of you readers weren't even thought of then).  Anyway, I changed the recipe up a bit, mostly the spices--I don't always have all on hand.

This recipe is a must during the holidays at our home, beginning in October.  It keeps well and we even believe it tastes better the next day after baking!  

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cake

3 cups all purpose flour
2 cups granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
**You could also use pumpkin pie spice if you don't have the other spices**
4 eggs, lightly beaten (I use liquid pasteurized)
1 can (16 oz.) canned pumpkin (NOT pie mix)
1 cup salad oil (vegetable)
One 12 oz package semi-sweet chocolate chips
Optional--1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and spices.  Add eggs, pumpkin, oil and mix by hand or electric mixer set at medium-mix till well blended.  By hand, stir in chocolate chips (and nuts if desired).  Pour into well-greased 12 cup Bundt pan. 
Bake for one hour and 15 minutes or till wooden pick inserted in middle comes out clean.  **Judge your oven temp-- my cake is usually done in less than an hour**

Allow to cool for approximately 5 minutes in pan, then turn onto wire rack to cool completely.  Sprinkle with powdered sugar.  Enjoy with a cold glass of milk--just a suggestion.

Yes, it is delicious!!


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Fall Front Door

Here is our front entrance in the Fall.  I love mums and pumpkins--soon, though, the Halloween decorations will be taking over!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Wordless Wednesday #48

Hello, hello!  How is your Fall season so far?  Our Northern Nevada weather has been warm and sunny with cooler nights.  With the first day of October this week, I am already planning on putting up the Halloween decorations.  We also have a couple of Halloween crafts to share in October, as well as a few delicious desserts and one very special Halloween meal!  Now, on with our party!

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