Auntie Pearline Pumpkin Cake
3 cups sugar
3 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 tablespoon soda
1 tablespoon cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cup oil
3-1/’4 cups pure pumpkin (large can)
4 eggs (slightly beaten)
Cream Cheese Frosting
1 pound powdered sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) softened butter or margarine
18 oz . pkg . cream cheese2 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped raisins or chopped pecans (optional)
Blend toghter : sugar flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and saltin mixer at medium speed until well mixed.
Add oil and continue to beat until dry ingredients are moistened . Add pumpkin and mix again until blended. Add eggs and blend one (1) minute longer
DO NOT OVERMIX!
Turn batter into 3 greased and floured 9″ pans .Bake at 325° — 40-45 minutes.
(If you want thinner ,pour batter into 4 greased & floured 9″ pans)