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                           PUMPKIN SPICED CAKE #2
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cakes
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    8       tb           Butter, softened
    1       c            Brown sugar
    2 1/2   c            Sifted cake flour
      1/2   ts           Salt
    2 1/2   ts           Baking powder
    2                    Eggs
      1/3   ts           Baking soda
      3/4   c            Buttermilk
    1       t            Ground cinnamon
      1/3   ts           Ground allspice
      1/3   ts           Ground ginger
    1 3/4   c            Pumpkin puree
      2/3   c            Pecans, finely chopped
    1       c            Heavy cream
    1       t            Confectioners sugar
      1/2   ts           Vanilla extract
   Cream the butter and brown sugar together until light
   and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, blending well
   after each addition. Sift the flour, baking powder,
   baking soda, salt, cinnamon, allspice, and ginger
   together twice. Add the sifted flour and spices to the
   egg mixture, then add the buttermilk and mix well. Add
   the pureed pumpkin and the chopped pecans and blend
   thoroughly, scraping the sides and bottom of the bowl
   to ensure proper mixing.  Divide the batter equally
   between two buttered and floured layer-cake pans and
   bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for approximately
   25 minutes, or until a tester inserted through the
   center comes out clean. Cool the layers for 10
   minutes. Remove them from the pans and place them in
   the refrigerator for 45 minutes, or until cold. Whip
   the cream, vanilla extract and confectioners sugar
   together until peaks form. Place first layer of cake
   on cake platter, cover with half of the whipped cream.
   Place other cake layer on top and finish frosting cake
   with remaining whipped cream.
    SAT, 25 NOV 1995 164645 ~0500
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