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Pumpkin Pound Cake

Servings: 8-10
A moist and delicious pumpkin pound cake perfect to serve during the autumn and winter months. A great addition to a Halloween or Thanksgiving party menu or serve this nicely spiced cake at an afternoon tea.

1/2 cup (1 stick/4 oz/113g) butter
2/3 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup canned 100% pumpkin puree
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda

Preheat oven to 350°F (180 C). Beat butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add pumpkin, eggs and vanilla; stir well. In a small bowl, stir together dry ingredients; add to pumpkin mixture and mix well. Pour into a greased 9 x 5-inch loaf pan and bake for about 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool before slicing.

Makes 8-10 servings.

Date: November 23, 2003