Time to bake.
This is my family's all time favorite. My children even ask for it instead of a frosting covered birthday cake. It's so easy to make. *I always make it in a bundt pan, but my friends have tried it in two loaf pans or as muffins. They just tweeked the baking time.
Did you know that baking is a science? It's true.! A chemical reaction occurs while baking. This is why you need to follow baking recipes exactly.
Now I am not one to tell you to following cooking recipes exactly. Actually, I rarely follow those recipes exactly. Except Barefoot Contessa recipes. She calls for the perfect amount in every recipe I've tried. I don't mess with Ina. More on her later...
But with baking, you MUST follow.
Here is the recipe:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2 cups sugar
1 cup oil
1 small can of pumpkin
2 cups flour
2t baking soda
2t baking powder
1/2 t salt
1/2 t cinnamon
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
In a large mixing bowl combine sugar, oil, pumpkin, and eggs. In a separate bowl combine dry ingredients. Stir together the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients.
Add the chocolate chips
Pour into a well greased bundt pan*
Bake for 50-60 minutes.
Let it cool COMPLETELY before you invert it to a pretty plate. I always sprinkle with powdered sugar.