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Vermont Spice Cake

by ThePartyWorks |
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Ingredients: For The Cake

3 cups all-purpose flour
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter , softened (we recommend LAND O LAKES Butter)
3 large eggs
1 1/2 cups LIBBY'S 100% Pure Pumpkin
1/2 cup NESTLÉ® CARNATION Evaporated Milk
1/4 cup water
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Ingredients: For The Maple Frosting

11 ounces cream cheese , softened
1/3 cup butter , softened (we recommend LAND O LAKES Butter)
3 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar
2 to 3 teaspoons maple flavoring
Chopped nuts and nut halves (optional)

Directions:

CAKE

PREHEAT oven to 325 F. Grease and flour two 9-inch-round cake pans.

COMBINE flour, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, nutmeg and salt in small bowl. Beat sugar and butter in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs; beat for 2 minutes. Beat in pumpkin, evaporated milk, water and vanilla extract. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Spread evenly into prepared cake pans.

BAKE for 35 to 40 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks for 15 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

FOR MAPLE FROSTING

BEAT cream cheese, butter and powdered sugar in large mixer bowl until fluffy. Add maple flavoring; mix well.

TO ASSEMBLE

CUT each cake in half horizontally with long, serrated knife. Frost between layers and on top of cake, leaving sides unfrosted. Garnish with nuts, if desired.

NOTE: To make a 2-layer cake, frost between layers, over top and on sides of cake.


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