This week I thought I would share five dishes that go along with a Thanksgiving meal.
I am going to share a couple of side dishes and a few desserts starting today
and going through to Friday.
Thanksgiving is only 10 days away - what are some of your favorite Thanksgiving dishes?
Since dessert is my favorite part of the meal
I figured I would start with this delicious pumpkin cake with cream cheese frosting.
I have shared in the past that my husband is not much of a dessert guy
and he especially doesn't like pumpkin, but guess what?
He loved this cake :)
Ingredients for the cake:
1 2/3 cups sugar
1 cup canola oil
1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
3 - 4 cups confectioners' sugar
1 - 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and grease a 9 x 13-inch baking dish.
Mix the eggs, sugar, oil and pumpkin with a mixer until light and fluffy.
Mix flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and baking soda in another bowl.
Pour flour mixture into pumpkin mixture and stir until incorporated and smooth.
Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish and smooth out.
Bake for 35 - 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Remove from oven and allow to cool.
To make the frosting:
Combine cream cheese and butter in a bowl and mix until smooth.
Slowly add the sugar until you reach the desired consistency.
Stir in the vanilla.
After allowing the cake to cool, spread the frosting on and sprinkle some cinnamon on
for an extra yumminess :)
Blessings to you, delightful friends!