From Mom’s Recipe Box, My Sister’s Pumpkin Cake

Write-up and photo By Jacqueline Bennett

As well as her own specialties, in my mother’s recipe box are also favorite baked goods and dishes made by other family members and friends. My sister and I have decided to continue to add recipes we know Mom would have wanted to include in her collection.

No Yuletide holiday season would be complete without my sister Candy’s pumpkin cake. Oh, so delicious!


2 cups sugar   3 cups flour

4 beaten eggs   2 teas. baking powder

1 and quarter cup of vegetable oil   2 teas. baking soda

1 (14 ounce) can pumpkin   1 teas. salt

1 tablespoon cinnamon

Measure sugar and blend with eggs. Add oil and pumpkin. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt, then slowly add to pumpkin mixture. Bake for approximately one hour at 350 degrees in ungreased angel cake pan.