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The Great Pumpkin Cake

Yes, my recipe card actually says The Great Pumpkin Cake. Ok, it really says Great Pumpkin Cake but I can have a little creative license, no?

  • 1 bundt pan/2 loaf pans ServingsServings


  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 2 2/3 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 pound pureed pumpkin
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 3 1/3 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2/3 cup chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cup chopped nuts/raisins optional. ew.


Cream the shortening and the sugar. Mix in the eggs. Add the all the rest of the ingredients besides the chocolate chips, nuts, and/or raisins and mix well. Gently fold in the chips, nuts and/or raisins (but you should really just use chocolate chips). Place in a greased and floured bundt pan (or two loaf pans) and bake at 350 for 65-75 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

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