Pumpkin Cake

12 Nov

I tried the recipe for our Sunday school Class friends. It turned out great. I didn’t use any oil-replaced with applesauce, no cocoa, only 1 cup xylitol for the sugar. I also used whole wheat flour. Reviews were positive. I wish I had used raisins.

Wacky Pumpkin Spice Cake

3 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups granulated sugar
1 tablespoon cocoa*
2 tablespoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
½ teaspoon cloves
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 (15 oz) can pumpkin puree
1 ½ cups water
½ cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons white vinegar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Maple-Cinnamon Glaze
1 cup powdered sugar
¼ cup real maple syrup
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
½ teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 10” bundt pan (I used Miracle Pan Release) and set aside.

In a large bowl mix together flour, sugar, cocoa, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, salt, and baking soda. In a separate bowl, whisk together the pumpkin, water, oil, vinegar, and vanilla. Whisk the wet ingredients into the dry until thoroughly combined. Pour into prepared pan and bake for an hour, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Place on a cooling rack and allow the cake to stay in the pan for five minutes, then invert onto cooling rack and allow to cool completely. Once cool, put on a plate, blend the glaze ingredients together and pour over the cake.

*Honestly, I have no clue why the cocoa is an ingredient, unless the person that created the recipe wanted it to be a darker spice cake. I will omit this next time because I don’t think it added any flavor, and I prefer my pumpkin cake to look more orange and less dark. If anyone omits it, please let me know your results!

2 Responses to “Pumpkin Cake”

  1. Lyndsey November 13, 2012 at 8:37 am #

    I am still dreaming about that cake…you should consider making that in addition to sweet potatoes for Saturday :)

  2. Chelsea November 13, 2012 at 7:49 pm #

    Yuck!!! Pumpkin! Remember when you gave me that Kale popsicle on your porch?? I sure do miss seeing you all the time! I can’t want to see you over winter break! love you.:)

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