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Pumpkin Cake with Caramel Sauce

If a recipe has pumpkin in it, it's likely I'll enjoy it! This one resulted when I added my favorite key ingredient to an old recipe for spice cake that I had. Everyone who's tried it has enjoyed it. —Roberta Peck, Fort Hill, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    16 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • CARAMEL SAUCE:
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Dash salt
  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg and salt. In another bowl, beat the eggs, pumpkin and oil until smooth; add to the dry ingredients. Mix until well blended, about 1 minute.
  • Pour into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  • For sauce, combine the brown sugar, flour and salt in a small saucepan. Stir in water and butter; bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil for 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Cut cake into squares and serve with warm sauce.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 425 calories, 18g fat (3g saturated fat), 61mg cholesterol, 215mg sodium, 65g carbohydrate (49g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.
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