Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Pumpkin-Chocolate Cake

I thought it would be nice to have a Blog dedicated to Baking and food type info... the first post will be for the really great cake I made on last Sunday. I found it on All recipes, but tweaked it a bit - so here is my version of a recipe submitted by Sal.

Pumpkin-Chocolate Cake and Glaze

2 2/3 c all-purpose flour
2/3 c cocoa powder
1 1/2 tlbs Pumpkin pies spice (I made my own)
The break down was all ground spices - 1/2 Cinnamon, 1/4 ginger, 1/4 clove, 1/8 nutmeg, I used much more than 1/8 nutmeg as I really like fresh grated, but you can do it to your taste)
2 teas baking powder
1 teas baking soda
3/4 c butter - room temp
2 c white sugar
1/3 c applesauce
2 teas vanilla
3 eggs, beaten
1/2 c heavy cream (I used whipping cream)
1 15 ounce can of pumpkin - you could use fresh pumpkin - I had a big can of pumpkin an used a bit more than 15 ounces.

1 c brown sugar
1/2 c butter
1/3 c heavy cream ( I used whipping cream)
1 c xxxx sugar

1 - Preheat oven to 350 degrees, grease a 9 inch Bundt pan

2 - In a medium bowl, mix the flour, cocoa powder, spices, baking powder and baking soda. In a large bowl, beat together 3/4 c butter, 2 c white sugar, 2 teas vanilla, applesauce and eggs. Mix in 1/2 c heavy cream and pumpkin.

Stir in the flour mixture just until blended. Spread evenly into greased Bundt pan.

33 - Bake for 50 - 60 mins in the oven, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the caked comes out clean. Allow to cool in pan over a wire rack. Invert cake onto a serving plate.

4 - for the glaze - place brown sugar, 1/2 c butter and 1/3 c heavy cream in a medium saucepan. bring to boil while stirring to blend until smooth. Cook for a min or so until sugar is dissolved - DO NOT over cook as the glaze will become lumpy and not drizzle - After the short cooking time whisk in the XXXX sugar and drizzle over the cake immediately.


  1. Love your header picture!! I am so excited that you started this blog - although my hips are screaming at me to look away!

  2. Yay for the new blog!! You just have to enable in one or another don't you?! Just kidding of course!

  3. Yeah for food. I will definately try to make some of the treats.

  4. I'm so excited that you started this food blog, Edgar--you've always shown us such tempting treats!

  5. Oh boy...oh boy...another foodie blog! You've just got to put the recipe for those brownie bars up here! They were a big hit with all my neighbors.

  6. Yeah for all your recipes in their own blog! This cake sounds so yummy. Is it really 1.5 tablespoons of pumpkin pie spice?

  7. Thanks for the new blog Edgar!
    What a great time of year to start it with the holidays coming! The long winter months will have us all taste testing (and stitching)...oh what a perfect world that would be!

  8. None of our stores have canned pumpkin in stock yet. I'm going to buy about 25 cans when it gets here! They have been out since before last Thanksgiving.

  9. This looks so yummy - I think this will get through in my house - DH does not like Pumpkin andything - so I am thinking this would be perfect for the rest of us and him (he'll never know!!)