3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 3/4 cup pumpkin (15 ounce can)
1 large baking apple peeled and shredded (I use a Granny Smith apple)
1/2 cup molasses
Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices in a bowl.
Beat butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar in a large mixer bowl until light and fluffy. Add eggs two at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix in apple, pumpkin and molasses. Gradually mix in the flour mixture.
Spoon batter into a well greased and floured 12 cup fluted tube pan.* Bake in a preheated 350 degree F oven for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes and remove from pan. Dust with powdered sugar. Serve warm. Makes 12 servings
*Note- recipe can also be made in a 13 X 9 inch baking pan for 40 – 45 minutes.