Saturday, October 17, 2009

Pumpkin Sheet Cake & The Food Channel

I am so excited to be posting today. I wanted to let everyone know that the Velveeta Kitchenistas are being featured on the Food Channel website TODAY!!!! I was so excited to get the email yesterday with the announcement. 

The story is on their home page titled "VELVETA Enlists Blogger Moms to Help with Weeknight Meals Issues! Thank you Velveeta and thank you to the Food Channel for running the story.

I'm so honored that Velveeta chose Mommys Kitchen to be a part of this program. So if you have time stop by the Food Channel and check it out. Now onto today's recipe. I have been wanting to make this Pumpkin Sheet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting ever since I saw it posted at Tiffany's site Eat at Home

Her picture looked amazing with all that gooey cream cheese frosting peeking over the sides of the cake. I have read on a few blogs that their might be a shortage on pumpkin and the price could possibly be increasing. 

I went to the grocery store and stocked up. The price had gone up just a bit but nothing to terrible. Now what to do with all that pumpkin!! I plan on making apple pumpkin butter, pumpkin lattes and some pumpkin bread, but I had to make this cake first.

I made it for dessert after Sundays dinner this past weekend. The kids were so excited to see that big ole cake sitting in the fridge. When dessert came around I asked who wants pumpkin cake??? 

Pumpkin cake I thought that cake was something else. I told them to just give it a try, all of them like pumpkin bread so I knew they were gonna like it. I told Carson they were pumpkin brownies so he was hooked right from the start. He took a big bite and said um pumpkin brownies are so good. I said see I told you!!! 

We had the whole sheet cake cleaned off by the next day. The kids were even fighting over it for their after school snack. But I was smart and hid me a piece way back behind everything in the refrigerator. 

When everyone asked if there was any more cake, of course I said no. That's it, it is all gone (he he). The next day while everyone was at school Gracie and I sat and shared the last piece of cake together.


In a mixing bowl, beat the pumpkin, sugar and oil. Add eggs and mix well.



Combine the dry ingredients and add to the pumpkin mixture, beating until well blended.



Pour into a greased 13 × 18 inch baking pan.


Bake for 25-35 minutes at 350 degrees.


Cool the cake completely and then frost it with the cream cheese frosting.


Um creamy dreamy frosting.


Enjoy!!!!!!



Pumpkin Sheet Cake

1 - 15 oz - can pumpkin or 2 cups fresh pumpkin
2 - cups sugar
1 - cup vegetable oil
4 - eggs, beaten
2 - cups flour
2 - teaspoon baking soda
2 - teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 - teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 - teaspoon salt

In a mixing bowl, beat the pumpkin, sugar and oil. Add eggs and mix well. Combine the dry ingredients and add to the pumpkin mixture, beating until well blended. 

Pour into a greased 13 x 18 inch baking pan. Bake for 25-35 minutes at 350 degrees. Cool the cake completely and then frost it with the cream cheese frosting.


Cream Cheese Icing:

1 - stick butter, softened (1/2 cup)
8 oz - cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 - teaspoon vanilla
2 1/4 - cups powdered sugar
5-6 - teaspoon milk

Beat the butter and cream cheese together. Add the vanilla and blend till smooth. Gradually add the powdered sugar and mix well. 

Add the milk a bit at a time until you get it to a spreadable consistency. Spread on top of the sheet cake. You can also top this cake with some chopped pecans or walnuts, but that is optional.

Cooks Note: Coconut oil can be substituted for regular oil or use half oil and half applesauce. Truvia baking blend or Splenda baking blend can be used in place of regular sugar. Just us half the amount (1 cup versus 2 cups).  Earth Balance or Smart Balance Butter can be substituted in place of regular butter.



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31 comments:

Tiffany @ Eat at Home said... #

Pumpkin Brownies! - Love it! Kids are so funny. Your picture looks great.

Matt and Melissa said... #

I am so glad I found your blog! It has opened up a whole new world of cooking blogs that I never knew existed. I'm so excited to try so many new recipes...including this one. I love love love all things pumpkin, just seems warm and cozy to me!

Libby said... #

This looks really good! I too heard that there may be a shortage on pumpkin so I bought like 4 or 5 big cans and then also made some homemade pumpkin puree :) I have a lot of it now...to say the least...lol. I'm going to have to try this cake :)

Mommy's Kitchen said... #

Hi Tiffany, that is Carsons new name for the wonderful cake. It was so darn good we couldnt get enough it.

Melissa, I am so glad you stopped by and found MK. I cant believe myself how many great food blogs are out there it is just amazing. Pumpkin just screams warm and cozy fall.

Stacie said... #

This sounds delicious. I am going to make it this weekend during my baking frenzy!!

Jen said... #

Tina, Congratulations on all of your success. Your blog is wonderful and I check it out often.

The cake looks very tasty!

sherri said... #

Congrats on being featured on the BIG DOGS' site! WooHoo!

The recipe looks wonderful.

Stephanie said... #

Mmmmm...I love pumpkin cake, pumpkin bars, pumpkin brownies -- whatever we decide to call it!! lol!

And cream cheese frosting just goes with anything pumpkin, doesn't it?! I wonder if I have any pumpkin in the pantry, because I could eat a whole sheet cake at the moment! :-D

Patti said... #

I was planning to make some pumpkin bread when I came home from work today to take to work tomorrow, but I saw this recipe and I just took it out of the oven! It smells so good, cant wait to eat it. Thanks for posting such wonderful recipes!!

KK said... #

Congratulations! I'm sure you were very excited about this big announcement!
And thanks for sharing this great sounding recipe. YUM! Especially with cooler temperatures in our near future.
Blessings today and always,
Kaye
Matthew 21:22

Sarah Brown said... #

I need help in the kitchen and this is a yummy place to get help=) Great blog!!!

Patti said... #

Just ate a piece and we love it!! I will be keeping this recipe to use each Fall. Thanks again for sharing the recipe!

Karan said... #

This I agree one of the best sheet cakes. I have the same recipe and do the cake often. I work in a local senior center and tok one of these in a few times to go with our Seniors morning coffee. Never last long at all. And now some of the ladies I work with want it for their birthday cake.

Mommy's Kitchen said... #

Patti I am so glad you liked it. I cant wait to make it again. Thanks for giving it a try and letting me know the end result. ttys

Flory said... #

I will eat just about anything with cream cheese frosting!

Happy Sits Saturday Sharefest!!

Twincerely,Olga said... #

stoppong in from SITS! that looks delicious!!!Stop by

bluecottonmemory said... #

Yum!

newlyweds said... #

Pumpkin sheet cake, awesome!! Looks absolutely delish.
Thanks for linking up to the pumpkin round up!

Sandy said... #

Great recipe. Took it to a bazaar committee meeting and there was not a crumb left. And everyone wanted your recipe. Thanks. So glad that I found your blog as I am a "new" Texan and am learning to cook your delicious recipes.

Geezees Geezees Custom Canvas Art said... #

Mmmmm! It looks so good. I might have to make it soon! :)

{Cassandra} said... #

This looks absolutely delicious!

Happy SITS Saturday!

:)

Heidi said... #

This cake sounds absolutely yummy! I make cakes all the time, I think I might just snag this recipie and try it for Halloween weekend. Do you know if it can be baked into a layer cake? Or does it have to be a sheetcake?
If you'd like to stop by my blog I'm at Cake Crumbs.

Anonymous said... #

Cake look sooooooooo delish!

Will someone tell me exactly how long you beat/mix the batter? What does mix unil well blended mean??

How many minutes is that?

Thanks to all.

:)

Katie said... #

This was AMAZING..On fridays I always bring a treat to work for my employees, I picked this one this week and the cake didnt last but 5 minutes everyone LOVED it!!

Lindsay said... #

This looks like a delicious recipe!! How tall does the edge need to be on the sheet pan for pumpkin sheet cake??

Mommy's Kitchen said... #

The size of pan I used was 1 inch deep.

Rhondi said... #

I just made this for my kid's to enjoy when they get home from school. I added a few bananas to the mix since pumpkin and bananas go so well together. My 3 year old just finished her snack and loved it. Thanks for the recipe!

NotAMeanGirl said... #

First time here and this cake looks amazing. Has anyone tried to make it in a 9X13 pan? I don't have one of those really large shallow pans that the recipe calls for. How long would you cook it in the 9X13 and do you think it would work well at that thickness? Thanks!

The Better Baker said... #

CONGRATS are in order! You go Girl! I LOVE pumpkin sheet cake and the cream cheese definitely puts the 'frosting on the cake'. OH my! Thanks for all your great recipes and pictures - you are so inspiring!

Tina said... #

Guess what's for dessert tonight?
I'm glad you put this on GP Round Up today. I've been looking for a good Pumpkin Sheet Cake! I'd like to share this recipe on my blog for Fall recipes soon. I will gladly link the post back to you! (let me know if that's a problem!)
Thank you for sharing!

Tina @ Mommy's Kitchen said... #

Tina that is not a problem. My son loves pumpkin so this sheet cake is his fave. He calls them pumpkin brownies. Enjoy.