Beat sugar and eggs til well blended and light in color. Add oil, continuing to beat. Combine dry ingredients to egg mixture. Add pumpkin and mix well. Pour into greased pan.
Bake at 180C for 55 minutes. Let stand in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto baking rack or platter and allow to cool completely. Frost with cream cheese Icing.
Cream Cheese Icing
1/2 cup (4 oz.) cream cheese,softened
113 grams(1/2 cup) butter, softened
2 cups icing sugar, sifted
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup nuts, chopped (optional)
In a medium bowl, blend softened cream cheese and butter til smooth and creamy. Add vanilla. Then add icing sugar until desired consistency is achieved. Frost and top with chopped walnuts or pecans (optional) before icing sets.
Recipe source: www.lickthebowlgood.blogspot.com