Monday, October 26, 2015

Pumpkin Spice Pound Cake with Brown Sugar Glace


I cannot get over my obsession with Pumpkin Spice this year.  If that is wrong, I just don't want to be right.  Yesterday was your perfect Fall day--leaves blowing around, a slight chill in the air, and some overcast weather.  It was perfect for baking.  This Pumpkin Spice Pound Cake with Brown Sugar Glaze hit the spot and quickly became a favorite fall dessert.  I definitely have plans to make it for Thanksgiving since it's a fun twist on a traditional holiday dessert!  I hope you enjoy!




Ingredients

for the cake

  • Baker's Joy cooking spray (or you could use cooking spray and some flour to prep your pan)
  • 1 can pumpkin (15 oz)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 1/2 cup butter at room temperature 
  • 4 eggs at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 3 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cups milk (I used skim)

for the glaze

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 2 tablespoons cream
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


Directions

for the cake

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Prepare the cake pan with Baker's Joy or cooking spray and flour
  • Combine both types of sugar and butter in mixer, beating until well blended
  • Add eggs 1 at a time, blending them well after each one
  • Add in pumpkin and vanilla, beating mixture until combined
  • Combine dry ingredients in a bowl and mix together well
  • Add dry ingredient mixture and milk to sugar mixture, alternating until all is combined (tip, begin and end with the flour mixture)
  • Add batter to cake pan and bake for 55 minutes or until wooden pick comes out clean
  • Remove from pan and let cool completely on a wire rack

for the glaze

  • Heat butter and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring until sugar dissolves
  • Add cream, vanilla, and salt and bring to a boil while still stirring
  • Remove from heat and let cool until thickened
  • Drizzle over cake and enjoy!





Linking with BianaKatieLindaErin and Ashley


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