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Ingredients

2 cups sugar
1 cup salad oil
4 eggs
1 can (16 ounces) pumpkin
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 cup nuts

FROSTING:
1-1/2 tablespoons butter
4 ounces cream cheese
1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla

Instructions

Mix sugar, oil, eggs and pumpkin. Add dry ingredients and mix well. Add nuts. Bake in a greased 11x15-inch jelly-roll pan at 375 degrees for 20 minutes. When cool, frost with cream cheese frosting.

Blend frosting ingredients. Add water if frosting is too thick. Spread on cooled cake.

Barbara Thoren
Rock Island



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