Margaret’s Pumpkin Cake

This recipe comes from a woman who was like a grandmother to me when I was growing up.  It’s the perfect fall treat and makes great muffins, too.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 can pumpkin
  • 1  1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

HOW TO MAKE IT

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients: sugar, flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt
  • Using a mixer (hand held or standing), add in the eggs one at a time
  • Continue to mix in the remaining ingredients: pumpkin and oil – mix on medium-high until the batter is smooth
  • Lastly, fold in the chocolate chips
  • Pour the cake batter into a greased bundt pan or muffin pan
  • Bake at 350°F for 1 hour (bake at 350°F 12-15 minutes for mini muffins and small muffins – this could be up to 20 minutes depending on the type of muffin pan you have)