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Choctaw Pumpkin Cake

A Native American recipe, this unusual combination of pumpkin & chocolate makes a delicious cake. I never frost it because it doesn't last long enough!

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  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, soda, cinnamon and cocoa.
  • Add pumpkin, oil, eggs, vanilla and blend well.
  • Pour into greased and floured bundt pan or ring mold and bake 40-50 minutes.
  • Frost with creamy chocolate frosting if you like.
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"A Native American recipe, this unusual combination of pumpkin & chocolate makes a delicious cake. I never frost it because it doesn't last long enough!"
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  1. T.Doll
    This is not actually a Native American recipe but it is really, really good. I make it every year around the holidays.<br/><br/>I use only 1 Cup of oil, bump up the cinnamon to 2 Tablespoons and top with a cream cheese glaze. I also make muffins instead sometimes, with no glaze. They are just as good. This is a long time fall/winter favorite at my house.
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  2. Amandochka
    I also used only 1/2 cup of oil and it still turned out very moist. I really don't think it needs 1 1/2 cups of oil. It could've used a little more pumpkin flavor. I put some cream cheese icing on it, since I also reduced the sugar by 1/2 cup and decided it wasn't sweet enough. Plus I had some leftover icing to get rid of... A nice cake overall.
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  3. msmichelle4
    This is a five star recipe. I made it because I grew up in a small town in Michigan called Choctah! I'm making it again tonight for my family, because I never really got a piece since it was eaten so quickly. THanks for the awesome recipe!
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  4. JenPo
    I loooove this cake. It was gone overnight. Next time I think I won't use frosting, because it made it a little too rich. I have reduced the oil (to about 1/2 cup) and I use frozen pumpkin puree (homemade). I also use a blend of Splenda and sugar.
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  5. Chef Meela
    This is AWESOME!!! I made this using Splenda sugar blend (to cut sugars and carbs) and it was sooo good!!! I barely noticed the chocolate in it, but I am a freak for pumpkin!!! LOVE IT!!!
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