Thursday, October 27, 2011

Chocolate pumpkin cake


This a a FABULOUS FALL CAKE! With a decadent chocolate cake and a creamy fluffy cream cheese frosting.

Chocolate Pumpkin Cake Recipe

Ingredients

1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa (Dutch if you want a dark rich chocolate cake)

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup buttermilk

1 cup canned pumpkin

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

3/4 cup butter, softened

1 cup dark brown sugar

1 cup granulated sugar

3 large eggs, plus on yolk

1 Frosting recipe (below)

Directions

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Line the bottoms of two 8-inch ( I used 9-inch because that’s what I had and the cake turned out fine) with parchment paper and lightly spray with a non stick cooking spray. Sift the flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together. Stir the buttermilk, pumpkin, and vanilla extract together in a small bowl. Beat the butter and sugars together until fluffy. Beat in the eggs and yolk, one at a time. Reduce mixer speed to low and alternately beat in the flour and buttermilk mixtures in thirds. Pour the batter into the prepared pans. Bake until a tester, inserted in the center, come out clean–about 35 minutes. Cool layers completely before frosting.

Frosting Recipe

Ingredients

6 ounces cream cheese, softened

1-1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar

2-1/4 teaspoons cocoa

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream

3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar

1/2 teaspoon orange food coloring

Directions

Beat cream cheese until fluffy. Add 1-1/2 cups confectioners sugar, cinnamon and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat on low until well combined. Transfer to a larger bowl. Clean the mixing bowl. Beat the heavy cream, 3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar and orange food coloring on medium high to soft peaks. Gently fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture until well combined. Spread 1 cup frosting between the two layers and use the remaining frosting to ice the top and sides of the cake. Chill 30 minutes and prepare chocolate glaze.

Chocolate Glaze Recipe

Ingredients

4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped

1 tablespoon cold butter

3 tablespoons corn syrup

1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

Directions

Place chopped chocolate, cold butter and corn syrup in a medium heat proof bowl. Bring the heavy cream to a boil, pour it over the chocolate, and let sit for 3 minutes. Gently stir, using a whisk until smooth. Let sit for 3 to 5 minutes, until the glaze thickens slightly. Pour the glaze onto the center of the frosted cake and smooth out the edges to allow the glaze to drip over sides. Makes 1 cup

recipe from Lady behind the curtain. to visit her site for more awesome recipes click HERE.

1 comment:

  1. This looks too yummy. So perfect for Halloween!

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