Monday, October 14, 2013

Pumpkin Cake with Brown Sugar Glaze



Good morning! Did you have a nice weekend? Aside from the incessant rain and wind mine was relaxing. The ugly grey days gave me just the excuse that I needed do nothing but sip cocoa and read. Two books and a huge stack of magazine later I emerged from my couch cocoon to make this scrumptious cake.




I am sure that you have seen a plethora of pumpkin recipes on Pinterest, as well as, every other magazine on the stands but this one is a little different. This moist, spicy cake begins with a cake mix, has a buttery crumble layer and then is drizzled with butter and brown sugar. Easy and delicious!

Pumpkin Cake with Brown Sugar Glaze
Recipe from Heather's Dish

Cake:
1 Box yellow cake mix
1/3 cup water
1 15oz. can of pumpkin puree
2 eggs
1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon of baking soda

Crumble Topping
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup chopped nuts
1/2 cup of flour
4 Tablespoons of butter, melted

Brown Sugar Glaze:
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 heavy whipping cream

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 350.  In a large bowl mix together the water, pumpkin, eggs, vanilla, and pumpkin pie spice until well combined.  Add the cake mix, baking soda, and mix until just combined.  Grease a 9×13 pan with cooking spray or butter and pour batter into pan.  

For crumble topping: In a small bowl mix together the brown sugar, 1/2 cup flour, walnuts, and melted butter.  Use fingers to sprinkle over the top of the cake.  Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

For the brown sugar glaze:
In a small saucepan bring all ingredients to a simmer. Remove from heat and stir until sugar is completely dissolved. Once cake is finished baking and removed from oven, take a toothpick or skewer and poke holes all over the top of the cake. Then pour the sugar glaze all over the cake. 
Cut, serve and enjoy. I think it is best warm!

Note: I did not use the nuts, I do not like them in baked goods. Also, I used a dash of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves to make it a little extra spicy.



This cake is so good, I think it could be served as a breakfast treat, albeit high in sugar, or a dessert cake. It is moist, buttery and filled with the flavors of Fall. Whatever your preference, it is best served warm and with a steaming cup of tea.

Have you been baking with pumpkin or apples? If so please share your links so that we can try your recipes.

I hope that you have a fabulous Fall day. Happy Columbus Day in the USA and Happy Thanksgiving in Canada!

P.S: If you are looking for a little inspiration and a few pumpkin recipes check out my Fall Pinterest board it has over 2000 pins to get you prepared for all of the Fall holidays.


Linking to:
Savvy Southern Style
DIY by Design
No Minimalists There
Lambert's Lately
Stone Gable

13 comments:

  1. Good morning my friend! This is just the right recipe for us now; the chill has finally come and it's FALL CHEZ NOUS! Have a delicious day....Anita

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    1. Hello dear friend! I hope you have a beautiful Fall week!

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  2. I think you need a bakery!! Or a great baking cookbook.....you have too many great recipes to not share them with the world! Looks soo divine!

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    1. Tina, we need to host a party together, you can do the savories that I always see on your blog and I could make the sweets.

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  3. Just showed this to my daughter who loves to bake and I will be having it with tea later this afternoon! Thank you!! :-)
    Phyllis

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  4. Oh my goodness, Elizabeth, this looks SO delicious! I had all the things out to make pumpkin bread yesterday and realized I was low on flour. I ended up making my brownies which only require a half a cup of flour. They are going back to school with my son...I am back on my no sweets routine following too many goodies in Europe!

    Have a lovely day!! xoxo

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    1. Sandy, I am sure that your son loved the brownies! So happy to see you back!

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  5. That cake looks and sounds beyond delicious!

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  6. And it sure looks good. Your weekend sounds perfect.

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  7. Oh goodness Elizabeth! This looks so good and I'll bet it smells incredible in the oven as it bakes. I love pumpkin ~ it's so good for you too! Happy Monday! xxleslie

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  8. Ahh! I can't wait to make this! I will be whipping this up this weekend! Stopping by from the Create It Thursday Link Up! Have a great week! Stop by and see me some time!

    http://plethoraoponderings.blogspot.com/

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