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"pumpkin patch" pumpkin spice cake

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Kelly Williams
Forked River, NJ

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

(2 ratings)
yield 8 -10
prep time 20 Min
cook time 30 Min

Ingredients For "pumpkin patch" pumpkin spice cake

  • 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.
  • 2 cups
    sifted cake flour, sift first then measure
  • 1/4 tsp.
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp.
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp.
  • 2 tsp.
  • 1/2 tsp.
  • 1/4 tsp.
    ground ginger
  • 1/8 tsp.
    ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup
  • 1/2 cup
  • 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

How To Make "pumpkin patch" pumpkin spice cake

  • 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.)

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