Sunday, October 28, 2012

Pumpkin Layer Cake

Pumpkin Layer Cake 
It was farm week at school.
I usually dress up as a farmer and ride in on a John Deere Gator. We build a scarecrow and cut open a pumpkin. It is so cute watching the little ones smell the seeds  and goop inside.
This year I decided to do a pie pumpkin. I have wanted to make my own pie filling for a while.

I have been intrigued by the pumpkin 
roll recipe I have seen floating around the internet.
I was not excited about a making a
 jelly roll cake.
I think I tried it once many years ago and it didn't roll.
 I knew I could handle a layer cake.
So I brought the pumpkin home and researched how to cook it.
I used my old Joy Of Cooking cookbook.

Cooked pumpkin
Cut a pie pumpkin  in half.
Scoop out seeds and clean out pumpkin.
Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour until tender.
Allow pumpkin to cool and scoop out the pulp.
You can run the pulp through the food processor to puree.

Layer Cake

2/3 cup pumpkin
3 eggs
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. ginger
1/4 tsp salt

Mix pumpkin, eggs and sugar.
Add flour and other dry ingredients.
Pour into two greased and floured 9 inch cake pans.
Bake @ 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean.
The layers will only be about an inch high.
Allow layers to cool.

Cream Cheese Filling/Frosting
4 oz of cream cheese softened
1/4 cup butter
11/2 cups powdered sugar
A dollop of half and half until frosting is desired consistency. 
Frost in between layers and on the top.
Sprinkle powdered sugar on the sides.
The cake came out beautifully.
I cut a piece for me. 
Bill was skeptical but he took a bite.
He liked it.
Mr. Bill doesn't like pumpkin anything, ever!
He said it didn't taste like a can.

I loved it. 

I love the cream cheese frosting.
The pumpkin cake was moist and delicious.
I wasn't sure it was going to be after I realized that the cake had no butter or oil.
Did you notice that this cake isn't orange?
I have no idea why. 
I froze the rest of the pumpkin. I am either going to make a pie or  two more cakes.
I think I will try a pie. 
Sprinkled with pumpkin and powdered sugar,
Linking with,
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia 
Savvy Southern Style 
Between Naps on the Porch


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    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  2. Thank you. I hope you will give it a try. Can't wait to poke around your blog.

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