Sunday, September 16, 2012

Pumpkin Cake. Only 2 Ingredients!

Autumn is knocking at my doorstep and I'm delighted to answer. To help usher in the new season I thought I try out this amazing Pinterest recipe for pumpkin cake. It only calls two ingredients: classic yellow cake mix and pureed pumpkin. Instead of cream cheese or frosting, this recipe uses delicious apple cider glaze, again only a few ingredients.The apple cider compliments the pumpkin in a delicate manner.

I took pictures of the baking process so you can see what it looks like. I apologize a head of time for the lack of professionalism in the photography, my IPhone can only do so much :) 

For the cake
1 box of classic yellow cake mix
1 can (15 oz) Pureed pumpkin

For the glaze
3 Tbsp apple cider
1.5 cups powdered sugar
3/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice

  1. Pre-heat oven 350 degrees.
  2. Pour cake mix and pureed pumpkin into a large bowl. Using a hand-mixer or stand mixer beat until well incorporated. The batter will be very thick, but will come together nicely. There will be no need for oil or eggs. 
  3. Pour batter into a small greased pan and bake for 28 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Do not over bake.
  4.  Let cake cool for 5-10 minutes in the pan, then flip onto a platter.
  5. While waiting for the cake to bake, proceed to make the glaze.
  6. For the glaze mix, pour in the apple cider, sugar, and pumpkin pie spice a small bowl. Mix gently. Glaze should be thick but pourable.
  7. Pour glaze over the cake while still warm and same some to pour over each slice when served.
  8. Serve warm or at room temperature.

There you have it. A classic pumpkin cake without oil, eggs, and less fat but with the yummy creamy fatty taste (that's a win-win right there!).

What's your favorite pumpkin baked goody?

1 comment:

Kamea411 said...

I never tried pumpkin before, but my boyfriend is addicted to it, I might surprise him with a cake this weekend.

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