Sunday, November 22, 2009

Spicy Pumpkin Bundt Cake with Apple Cider Glaze

My DB hasn't had anything dessert-type to eat this week, so I decided to make some pumpkin cake for him to enjoy. The pumpkin bundt cake turned out beautifully, and it had just enough spice for this cake. I wanted to incorporate apples in this cake, so I made up an apple cider glaze, which I poured over the warm cake. Perfect with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It was delicious!

For the Cake
Nonstick cooking spray, for pan
4 cups cake flour (not self-rising), plus more for dusting
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 Tbsp ground ginger
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan
2 1/2 cups packed light-brown sugar
4 large eggs
1 cup buttermilk
15-oz can 100% pure pumpkin
Confectioners' sugar, for dusting

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 14-cup Bundt pan with cooking spray. Dust with flour, and tap out excess.
2. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Set aside.
3. Beat butter and brown sugar together in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, on medium speed until pale and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes.
4. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition and scraping down sides of bowl.
5. Reduce speed to low. Beat in flour mixture in 3 additions, alternating with the buttermilk. Beat until just combined.
6. Add pumpkin puree, and beat until combined.

7. Pour batter into prepared pan.
8. Bake cake until golden and a wooden skewer inserted into the center comes out clean, about 55 minutes.
9. Let cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes.
10. Carefully turn cake onto rack too cool completely.

11. Before serving, dust with confectioners' sugar.

For the Cider glaze
4 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp brown sugar
6 Tbsp sugar
1/2 cup apple cider
2 Tbsp heavy cream

1. In a medium saucepan, add all ingredients on high heat.

2. Once it starts boiling, reduce heat and cook for 4 minutes.
3. Pour over warm cake.

Source: Cake: Martha Stewart, Cider glaze: Piggly-Wiggly original


ashley said...

oh yum! i bet this is delicious!

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