Saturday, October 14, 2017

Pumpkin Cake

Last week we had a potluck to celebrate the end of the fiscal year and reward ourselves for working hard and doing a great job (I have a feeling this'll be the last potluck for a while). Because it's fall I decided to make something pumpkin flavored. After a bit of debate over what kind of dessert to make (bars, cookies, cake, cupcakes...) I finally decided on making a cake since I hadn't made one in a while and I wanted to use up the the last of the caramel cream cheese frosting (based on some of the pins on my Pumpkin/Fall board, caramel goes just as good with pumpkin as it does with apple). I finally decided on a Pumpkin Snack Cake from Kitchen Meets Girl.

Pumpkin Snack Cake (source)


Pumpkin Snack Cake

  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 15-ounce can pumpkin

Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Ingredients and recipe here


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F and spray a 9x13 pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, salt, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine eggs, sugar, oil, and pumpkin. Add the dry ingredients to the pumpkin mixture, and beat at low speed until combined and the batter is smooth.
  4. Spread batter into pan and bake for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean (mine needed another couple minutes). Allow cake to cool completely before frosting.

As you can see, there was barely enough frosting to cover the cake (the cake also caved in as it cooled, which was odd). And because it's cream cheese frosting, it melted into the cake as soon as I took the cake out of the fridge. Even though only half was eaten everyone seemed to love it. One co-worker had two helpings! Another co-worker loved how moist the cake was and thought that the frosting was more of a glaze (which made me think I should've turned this into a poke cake). I've slowly been eating the rest.

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