My mom gave me this recipe a few years ago. It caught my eye because it was written on an old recipe card and looked worn and used. That has to be a good sign right? Well, and not to mention a few of the ingredients are cinnamon and pumpkin.
I was pretty sure it was something special.
I finally made the mystery recipe yesterday and it was incredibly yummy.
The frosting is my favorite part, no shocker here :) I didn't add the raisins or nuts because I didn't want to be stuck eating the entire cake. My husband isn't a fan of the raisin family.
1 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup shortening
1 cup pumpkin
1 cup raisins
1 cup nuts
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 cup milk
In large bowl, combine flour, soda, baking powder, salt and all spices. Set aside
Combine sugar and shortening until well combined. Gradually add eggs and pumpkin.
Add dry ingredients, alternating with milk.
Pour in greased 9x13 baking dish. Bake 350 degrees for 40 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
A few minutes before your cake is done, you can make the frosting.
5 TB butter
4 TB sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup brown sugar
Combine in small saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil 1 minute and immediately pour over cake. Smooth over cake, let cool and serve :)