November 14th, 2009

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Pumpkin cake, or a genuinely easy holiday dessert

Inspired by orichalcum's linking to a NYT article on "easy" holiday desserts that are not all that easy, I would like to present a genuinely easy holiday recipe: my mother's recipe for pumpkin cake.

This recipe is not only easy, it is idiot proof. I know it's idiot proof, because the first time I made it, I used a 28 oz. can of pumpkin, instead of a 15 oz. can of pumpkin. The cake needed a little longer baking, and was *very* moist, but still delicious.

I usually leave out the raisins, because I'm usually baking for folks who are a bit dubious about little bits of fruit in their cake.
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