Saturday, October 3, 2009

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Surprise

Bake the day before.

2/3 C shortening OR 1 C oil
2 2/3 C sugar
4 eggs
2 C pumpkin
2/3 C water
3 1/3 C flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp nutmeg
1 C nuts (pecan or walnuts) optional
1 1/2 C chocolate chips

1 C powdered sugar
2 TBS butter
1 TBS milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 2 9x5 loaf pans.
Cream together shortening and sugar. Add eggs, pumpkin and water. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg. Add to pumpkin mixture, and stir well. Stir in nuts and chocolate chips. Pour into loaf pans. Bake for 1 hour. Cool and remove from pans before frosting.
To make frosting, beat all ingredients until smooth and pour over loaves.

Freezes really well!!

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