Pumpkin Ribbon Cake

Pumpkin Ribbon Cake

This cake is one of our favorite fall treats.  It is beautiful, relatively inexpensive and super delicious.

2 ½ c. flour
2 t. baking powder
1 t. cinnamon
½ t. cloves
½ t. nutmeg
¼ t. ginger
1 t. baking soda
½ t. salt
1 ½ c. sugar
¾ c. butter, softened
3 eggs
¾ c. pumpkin
½ c. milk
1 t. vanilla

Filling:

1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese
¼ c. sugar

Garnish: powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease 10” round cake pan. Combine dry ingredients and set aside.

Cream sugar & butter until fluffy, then add eggs, pumpkin, milk and vanilla; beat well. Slowly add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture, mixing well.

Combine cream cheese and sugar until smooth.

Spread half of the cake mixture in bottom of pan. Spoon filling over batter, spreading carefully over batter. Spoon remaining cake batter over cream cheese, spreading evenly.

Bake 35-45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely.

Before serving, sprinkle cake with powdered sugar.

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