Sunday, October 24, 2010

Sunday Sweets

Brown Butter Pumpkin Layer Cake

A gingery glazed nut topping and brown-butter-spiked cream cheese frosting are the finishing touches for this spectacular spiced pumpkin cake. Double the topping if you want to pile the nuts on as shown in the photo.
Serves 8 to 12

What You'll Need

For the purée
2 tsp. vegetable oil
1 medium-large Sugar Pie pumpkin, cut in half from stem to bottom and seeded

For the cake
6 oz. (3/4 cup) unsalted butter; more for the pans
9 oz. (2 cups) unbleached all-purpose flour; more for the pans
1-1/2 tsp. baking soda
1-1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground ginger
3/4 tsp. table salt
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
2/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1/3 cup buttermilk

For the topping
1-1/2 Tbs. unsalted butter
2/3 cup pecans
1/2 cup unsalted, raw, hulled pepitas
2 Tbs. firmly packed light brown sugar
1/4 tsp. table salt
1-1/2 Tbs. chopped crystallized ginger

For the frosting
4 oz. (1/2 cup) unsalted butter
8 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature
1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
5 oz. (1-1/4 cups) confectioners’ sugar

I hope you enjoy this, such a wonderful cake, it just tantalizes the taste buds, have a very blessed Sunday, all my Sunday's are sweet because I go to worship the lord, and in him all things become sweet.



Sandra said...

this is a very good photo of the cake, it is hard to take good photos of food, requires talent and it sure takes a LOT of talent to bake one like this, yummmy

Ruth said...

Hey Barbara, your cake sure looks yummy... makes me hungry!!

Anonymous said...

that looks good

Joyful said...

That picture of the cake looks good enough to eat, lol. Yum.

Farmgirl Cyn said...

Whoa! That looks delish!

Aliene said...

Sounds good even tough I can't get the picture for some reason. But know something, ain't good for diabetes. My friendship cake came out real good. I make them with splenda, especially for diabetics, when I bring one to a church function.
we had a good morning at church. Just waiting for tonight.

Where the Green Grass Grows said...

Yum!! That looks so good,can you send me some through the computer screen? HAHA!! Have a wonderful day

Anonymous said...

What a good picture of the cake. I bet it tastes as good as it looks!

Grammy Blick said...

I think you missed an item or two on things needed:

1) A good cup of coffee ('cause it sure looks rich and sweet)
2) A nap ('cause we'll be too full)
3) An exercise routine!!!

Otherwise, it appears to be the perfect fall dessert.

Busy Bee Suz said...

This is a lovely recipe.
Sundays ARE sweet!!!