Most of my recipes are 40 years or older and were handed down to me by family or friends. This recipe is no different and came from a very good friend, who I have unfortunately lost track of over the years with my many household moves. 🙁
So to Sharon:
If you are out there somewhere, thanks! I make this year round but at Holiday time, I think of you…. and your bubbly personality always comes to mind as I make this loaf. I will never forget the day, 40 years ago, just before Thanksgiving, when you popped into my kitchen, lugging all the ingredients and the handwritten recipe card. We made about 6 loaves that day and we made lasting memories!!
- 2 cups sugar
- ½ cup vegetable oil (really makes the loaf moist)
- 1 can pumpkin (2 cups or 303 size can)
- 2 ½ cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon cloves
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Add oil, sugar and pumpkin; stir well
- Add flour, soda, salt, cinnamon and cloves.
- Mixture will be stiff.
- Pour in greased loaf pan
- bake 350 degrees for 1 ½ hours or until toothpick comes out clean.
- This loaf can be made in a matter of minutes. The hardest part is waiting for it to be baked as the aroma will fill your kitchen with the most wonderful smells.
- Optional: pecans, walnuts or any preferred nuts, but I like it plain...the way Sharon and I made it 40 years ago! 🙂