Choco Dot Pumpkin Cake

I learned this recipe from actor F. Murray Abrham, at a potluck in Cambridge when he played King Lear at the American Repertory Theater.

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2-1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 can/16 oz. pumpkin
  • 1 cup vegtable oil
  • 1 cup All-Bran cereal
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped toasted walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, soda, salt and spice, set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs until foamy, add the pumpkin, oil, and all bran. Mix until combined. Add in the flour mixture, stirring until just combined, stir in the nuts and chocolate chips. Spread evenly in either a 9x13x2″ ungreased baking pan or bundt pan.
Bake at 350 for 1 hour and 10 minutes or so, or until a wooden pick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool completely before removing from pan.