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Photo: Antonis Achilleos; Styling: Gerri Williams for James Reps
Prep Time
15 Mins
Bake Time
1 Hour
Total Time
1 Hour 15 Mins
Yield
9 squares

This simple sheet cake combines pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice with sweet chocolate chips and crunchy walnuts for a family-favorite fall dessert.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350ºF. Mist an 8-inch square baking pan with cooking spray; line with parchment.

Step 2

Whisk together butter, sugar, eggs, pumpkin puree and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Stir in baking soda, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice and salt. Stir in 1/2 of flour, then milk, then remaining flour, stirring until just combined (do not overmix). Fold in chocolate chips and nuts.

Step 3

Scrape batter into pan and smooth top with a rubber spatula. Bake until firm to the touch and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 55 to 60 minutes. Let cake cool in pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes, then invert onto rack. Immediately turn right side up onto another rack to cool completely. Cut into 9 squares and serve.

Also appeared in: All You, November, 2011

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