"Pumpkin Patch" Pumpkin Spice Cake

Kelly Williams

By
@WildfloursCottageKitchen

I made this pretty cake for my hubby to come home to after his last business trip. He loved it!! Since it was a pumpkin spice cake, I decorated it to look like a pumpkin patch! Bet Linos and Charlie Brown would love it, too! ;) Enjoy!! :D


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Serves:

8-10

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Ingredients

CAKE:

1/2 cup
unsalted butter, room temp
1 1/4 cups
light or dark brown sugar, i use dark
2
large eggs
1 cup
solid pack pumpkin, about half of a 15 oz. can
1 tsp.
vanilla
2 cups
sifted cake flour, sift first then measure
1/4 tsp.
baking powder
1 tsp.
baking soda
1/2 tsp.
salt
2 tsp.
cinnamon
1/2 tsp.
nutmeg
1/4 tsp.
ground ginger
1/8 tsp.
ground cloves
1/2 cup
buttermilk
1/2 cup
applesauce

CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:

8 oz.
cream cheese, room temp
1/4 cup
unsalted butter, room temp
1 Tbl.
good maple syrup
5-6 cups
powdered sugar, sifted, as much or little as needed

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In large bowl of mixer, beat beat butter and sugar til light and fluffy, 2-3 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Scrape down sides of bowl as needed. Add pumpkin pureeand vanilla and beat til mixed. In a seperate bowl, whisk flour, soda, baking powder, salt and spices. Add flour mixture, buttermilk and applesauce alternately to batter in 3 additions starting and ending with the flour mixture. Pour batter into 2 greased and floured 8" cake pans. Bake for 25-30 minutes or til a toothpick comes out clean when tested in the center. Cool 10 minutes, then turn cakes out onto racks to cool completely before frosting.
2
For Frosting:
Mix butter, cream cheese and maple syrup til mixed. Slowly add in powdered sugar til you have the right consistency. If it gets too stiff, just add a little more maple syrup. If it's too thin, add more powdered sugar. Frost and decorate! :D (Refrigerate.)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Hashtags: #spice, #pumpkin, #halloween