Third place recipe by Pam Limoges of Sioux City, Iowa
1 cup pumpkin
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
1 (16 ounce) package one-step angel food cake mix
In a large bowl, combine pumpkin, vanilla and spices. Set aside. In another bowl, prepare cake mix according to package directions. Fold 1/4 of batter into pumpkin mixture. Gently fold in remaining batter. Spoon into an ungreased 10 inch tube pan. Cut through batter with a knife to remove air pockets.
Bake on the lowest oven rack at 350 degrees for 38-44 minutes or until top is golden brown and cake springs back when lightly touched. Immediately invert pan. Cool completely, about an hour. Garnish each slice with whipped topping and a sprinkle of cinnamon.