One of my friends found this recipe and wanted me to make it for her. so being the wonderfully nice friend that I am, I did =) Boy, oh boy am I glad I did. It reminded me of pumpkin pie, but with a totally different texture. It wasn't a pumpkin cake because it was way more moist than the usual cake. T
2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. cloves
1 (15 oz.) can of pumpkin
1 cup vegetable oil
Cream Cheese Swirl:
4 oz. cream cheese (you can use fat-free, but with all the oil and eggs in the cake, you might as well go all the way)
1/4 cup white granulated sugar
1 egg1 1/2 tsp. vanilla1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Mix all the dry ingredients together.
Add in pumpkin and oil. Mix in eggs, 1 at a time. Mix until everything is well blended.
Grease and flour a 9x13 cake pan. Pour batter into the pan. It will be slightly thick.
In a separate bowl, blend cream cheese, sugar, egg, vanilla and spice together. Drizzle over the cake mixture. Marble mixture together with a knife.
Sprinkle chocolate chips over the top.
(I didn't use the full 1/2 cup of chocolate chips)
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Cool then cut into bars.
I think I may have found a new fall favorite cake =) I can't wait to make this again and put it to the true test- my husband's coworkers =) You definitely need to make this cake....like tonight!! I promise, you won't be sorry (unless you're one of those weird people who don't like pumpkin pie.....then maybe make it anyway, have a taste, and let everyone else enjoy =) )