Nov 11, 2008

Chocolate Glazed Pumpkin Cake

I love this time of year! Especially because of pumpkins. Not only are they fun to decorate with but also delicious to eat. This is a great cake recipe because it's not your "predictable" pumpkin pie, it's a cake! And to top it off, it's covered in chocolate. Does it get much better than this??


4 large eggs, at room temperature

2 c. sugar

1 c. vegetable oil

2 c. all-purpose flour

2 tsp. baking soda

1 Tbsp. pumpkin pie spice

2 c. canned pumpkin PUREE (make sure it says "puree" on the can!!)


1 c. chocolate chips

1 Tbsp. light corn syrup

1 c. heavy cream

To make the cake:

1-Heat oven to 350 degrees

2-Grease and flour a 9 in. bundt cake pan. Set aside

3-Beat eggs and sugar until smooth. Beat in oil. SIFT flour, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice and salt into egg mixture.

4-Fold in dry ingredients and pumpkin puree. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake until a tooth pick inserted in to the center comes out clean. Appx. 50-60 min.

5-Cool in pan on a wire rack for 15 min. Turn over and remove from pan, then let it cool completely before frosting

To make the glaze:

1-Place chocolate and corn syrup in a heatproof bowl. In a pan, warm cream over medium heat until it simmers. Pour cream over chocolate, let stand 1 minute, then whisk until smooth. Let cool at room temperature.

2-Place cake on a rack over a baking sheet. Drizzle glaze over cake. Let sit until set.

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