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Pumpkin sheet cake

Recipe from Tricia Nickerson of Michigan

1 can (16oz) pumpkin
2 cups of sugar
1 cup of vegetable oil
4 eggs, lightly beaten
2 cups of all-purpose flour
2 tsps. of baking soda
1 tsp. of ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. of sugar

Frosting:

1 pkg (3oz)cream cheese, softened
5 Tbsp butter or margarine, softened
1 tsp of vanilla extract
1-3/4 cups of confectioners sugar
3 to 4 tsps of milk
Chopped nuts

In a mixing bowl, beat pumpkin, sugar, and oil. Add eggs; mix well. Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; add to pumpkin mixture and beat until well blended. Pour into a greased 15-in x 10in x 1in. baking pan. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes or until the cake tests done. Cool. 

For frosting, beat the cream cheese, butter and vanilla in a mixing bowl until smooth. Gradually add sugar; mix well. Add milk until frosting reaches desired spreading consistency. Frost cake. Sprinkle with nuts.

Yield: 20-24 servings

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