I try to post this recipe every year about this time. It is really wonderful. I got it out of a Southern Living Magazine about 5 years ago and have made it every year since. I actually made this recipe and took it to all our neighbors when we first were planting Elevation. I wrote handwritten note inviting our them to our church. None of them ever came to my knowledge :(.
I never make anything from scratch, except this recipe. It is easy and the flavors are not too strong. I hope you will make it and enjoy!
- 3 1/3 cup all purpose flour
- 3 cups sugar
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- 2/3 cup water
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 4 eggs
- 1 (15 oz) can pumpkin
Mix everything together, add flour gradually at the end.
Pour into 3 greased 9 x5 loaf pans (or substitute 3 mini loafs for one of the large loaf pans). Bake at 350 for 50 minutes to an hour (less time if using mini loaves).
Hint: I like to dust the pan with cinnamon/sugar mixture after greasing to give the crust extra sweetness.