Pumpkin Olive Oil Cake
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 cup olive oil*
- 3 eggs
- 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin (or 2 cups freshly roasted sugar pumpkin)
- Powdered sugar
- 1 package cream cheese, room temperature
Preheat oven to 350°.
In a medium-sized bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and cloves.
Combine sugar and oil in a large bowl with a rubber spatula until blended.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Add flour mixture to egg mixture alternately with pumpkin in three batches, beating
well after each addition.
Transfer to a greased Bundt cake pan.
Bake 60-65 minutes or until toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
Cool for approximately 10-15 minutes before inverting onto a wire rack.
Remove pan carefully from cake and cool completely.
Easy Cream Cheese Frosting
Combine all ingredients in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, and beat at low speed until sugar is incorporated.
Increase speed to medium high and beat until frosting is light and whipped, about 3 to 4 minutes. Use to top cookies, cupcakes, or cakes
I like to use an orange flavored olive oil for this cake.