September 3, 2012

Fall Harvest Cake

September is here! And in honor of this wonderful month, I am sharing one of our very favorite fall recipes. This cake will make your house smell sooo good, I promise! This recipe is adapted from one I found in a Gooseberry Patch cookbook. Enjoy!

                     Fall Harvest Cake

Ingredients:    1 and 1/2 cups sugar
                     1/2 cup brown sugar
                     2 tsp. baking soda
                     1/2 tsp. salt
                     2 tsp. cinnamon
                     1/4 tsp. nutmeg
                     1/4 tsp. ground ginger
                     1 cup Crisco oil
                     1/2 tsp. vanilla
                     4 eggs
                     2 cups flour
                     1 can pumpkin, 15 oz.
                     1 apple, cored, peeled, and chopped

 Directions:    Combine sugar, brown sugar,
                     baking soda, salt, and spices.
                     Mix well. Stir in oil, vanilla, and eggs.
                     Add flour, a little at a time beating
                     after each addition.
                     Mix in pumpkin. Stir in apple.
                     Pour into greased and floured
                     Bundt pan.
                     Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
                     Let cool. Spread with icing.
                     (recipe below).
                     Keep refrigerated.  

                      Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients:    3 oz. cream cheese
                     2 cups powdered sugar
                     1 stick butter
                     1 tsp. vanilla

Directions:     Mix all ingredients together. Beat until


  1. oh billie jo that cake looks delish! wish i could have smelled it baking:) on our fall list for sure.
    thanks for sharing.
    have a happy day

  2. this sounds wonderful! I am so excited for fall...I even bought a pumpkin spice candle today. Your table looks so inviting with the slice of cake and coffee cup sitting there.
    Happy Monday!

  3. Hi Billie Jo! I am soooo making that this week. There is nothing like fall for baking. Oh yummy... maybe today! Thanks for sharing, tara

  4. Oh this looks absolutely delicious! Thanks for posting the recipe! :)


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