Pumpkin Pie Cake

I decorated the mantel for Halloween.

And I carved the first Jack O' Lantern.

And I made a pumpkin pie cake.

If you like pumpkin pie you will love this cake. Cream 1 2/3 cups sugar with 3/4 cup of butter. Add 2 large eggs and beat until smooth. Add 1/3 cup milk and beat this until smooth. Add one can of pumpkin puree (15 0z size).

Grate 1/2 tsp. of fresh ginger or use 1/4 tsp. of dry.

Add 1/8 tsp. of nutmeg. Then beat in 1 1/4 tsp. baking powder, 1 1/4 tsp. baking soda, 1 tsp. salt, 2 tsp. cinnamon and 1/2 tsp. of ground cloves. Beat well.

Add the paddle attachment to your mixer.

Now add 2 1/2 cups of flour.

Stir down the sides.

Beat until you have a smooth batter.

Pour the batter into a greased and parchment lined pan and place in a 350 degree oven for about 45 minutes.

They are done when they spring back when you gently press them.

Set them aside and allow them to cool completely. I doubled the recipe and made two because I feed like 100 people each day. Or four with very large appetites. The above recipe will make one cake.

To make the frosting place 1/2 cup butter in a mixing bowl. Mix in 4 cups of confectioners sugar, 2 tablespoons of maple syrup, 2 tsp. maple extract and 2 tablespoons of milk. Beat adding more milk as necessary until it is of a spreading consistency.

Frost the cake.

I sprinkled some orange sugar on top. This is a moist dense cake. It is even better the second day. I refrigerate it to keep it fresh.

Then I made another loaf of the rosemary 'no knead' bread and some garlic butter. The recipe is on my sidebar. I never get tired of making this bread.


Dragonfly said…
Now that looks really yummy. I wonder if you can get tined Pumpkin puree here, I'll have to go looking :)
oh..the cake looks wonderful...and i am carving a jack o' lantern tonight....

we went to pumpkin patches yesterday and had a blast !!!!

i see the Best Spaghetti below...off to check that out right now

Anonymous said…
This is something I´ve never tasted! Well we don´t have that many pumpkins over here and the one I had in my garden never really became anything to be honest :-) :-) :-)

But I have eaten that delicious bread :-)

Have a great day now!
Robin Larkspur said…
The cake looks so scrumptious and I be it smells divine when it is baking. I like the idea of maple syrup in the frosting..that should be a pleasant taste combo. Another "gotta try" October Farm recipe. Thanks Joyce!
Thanks, I have been looking for a different cake to make for a friends birthday next week. Perfect. You are so right about never getting tired of the Rosemary Bread. I have lost count of the number of loaves I've made.
Yummy! I am glad I came across your blog, so now I can make all your delicious looking recipes!
~Kristen~ said…
Mmmmm! Both recipes look delish!!! I love anything pumpkin and I have an overabundance of rosemary from my garden!
Guillaume said…
I so want to taste that!
BeMistified said…
I ♥ this time of year, everyone is baking with pumpkin! Num Yummy!

Looks fantabulous!
Faerie Sage said…
This looks divine! I will have to try some of your recipes once we are settled in our new home!
A Green Spell said…
My mouth is watering from all the recipes you've been posting lately. I can't wait to try them!
Cynthia said…
I am so loving my favorite month of the year. I have been overdosing on pumpkin. Pumpkin pie,pumpkin bread,pumpkin donuts, and now I will be making pumpkin cake. This looks so good. Thanks for all of your delicious recipes. I love you sidebars too, and see that there is another full moon next week. I hate to see that there are only eighteen more days until Halloween. October always goes by to fast!
That pumpkin pie cake looks divine... must make it!

P.S.- Can you adopt me already?!
This is great! Another recipe to help me use up all the pumpkin puree I froze!

Looks delicious!
Chris said…
I am making this tomorrow! I love pumpkin anything, and this looks amazing. If I do a good job, I'll make another one for my party next week.
Lin said…
I picked my pumpkins this weekend! But I don't carve them yet--doesn't yours get icky???
Teresa said…
Now I have something to do with all the pumpkins I just picked out of the garden!
Oh you have the best recipes! You had me at pumpkin... yum! Just saw the house on your banner this summer when we visited Salem too:)
Incipient Wings said…
you make the greatest food!
what i wouldnt give for a whiff of your kitchen!!!!
Melz said…
I am now craving pumpkin pie. I have never tried the cake, but I do eat moist cakes, so now I just want to go buy everything and cook this! Looks delicious! Thank you for the recipe!
The Captain said…
I am so going to make this cake, soon!
Wow! That cake looks fantastic!!
Wendy said…
It's my birthday tomorrow and I think this will be my treat for tomorrow. I love the taste of pumpkin and all the spices blended with it. Thanks for another yummy recipe : )
Clara said…
Thank you for sharing, this pie looks wonderful and it must be very good. I'm gonna make it because I do love pumpkin piue and the last time I've eaten it was in 1988, during a long stay in the USA!!!! I like your blog very much. Hugs, Clara.
Mmmmmmmmmm... Must keep this recipe!

You have a glorious blog here, my Dear! Thank you for sharing it with us.

Gentle hugs...
Pricilla said…
I will have to try that for the firemen!
CathyH said…
You always have the greatest recipes. You need to put them all on a disc and I'll be your first customer! Do you cook for a large family?
AliMoonGoddess said…
That cake looks divine! I really want to lick my screen right now. ha ha

Love it.
Nydia said…
I'll have to try this cake.. But without the frosting, since there's no maple syrup or extract to sell here! And I'll use fresh pumpkin pure, I believe that it is okay just the same? I'll let you know how it got!