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Best Pumpkin Cake
« on: June 02, 2015, 11:50:30 AM »





Pumpkin Cake with Chocolate Ganache

 Ingredients
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
3/4 cup white granulated sugar
2 large eggs
 1 1/4 cup,  canned pumpkin
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
 1 cup + 1 cup chopped pecans
 
 Chocolate ganache
1 cup heavy cream
1 1/2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips

 Cool Whip Frosting
2 med. Pkg. Cool Whip
 1 3.4 oz. Box instant butterscotch pudding
1 3.4 oz. Box instant vanilla pudding
2 cup milk

 Preparation
 1. Prepare ganache - In a saucepan heat heavy cream until bubbles form around the edge. Remove from heat and whisk in chocolate chips. Continue to whisk until chocolate has melted and mixture is smooth. Refrigerate for 30-60 minutes. You want the ganache to be thick but spreadable.
 2. Beat butter and sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating until blended after each addition. Add pumpkin, beating until blended.
 3. Combine flour and next 4 ingredients. Combine buttermilk, vanilla, and ginger. Add flour mixture to butter mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at low speed after each addition. Fold in chopped pecans. Pour batter into 2 greased, parchment paper-lined 8" round cake pans.
 4. Bake at 350 for 20 to 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes; remove from pans, and cool completely on wire racks.
 5. Mix pudding and milk with mixer until well blended. Fold in Cool Whip and chill at least 10 minutes.

 6. Spread layer of chocolate ganache on top of base cake layer, follow with Cool Whip frosting and sprinkle with pecans. Repeat with remaining layers.



« Last Edit: November 18, 2016, 04:39:50 PM by SuperDave »
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Re: Best Pumpkin Cake
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2015, 12:03:50 PM »
Wow, SuperDave! That is a nice big cake!
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Re: Best Pumpkin Cake
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2015, 12:13:54 PM »
Excellent looks cake Dave!

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Re: Best Pumpkin Cake
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2015, 12:55:11 PM »
Wow, SuperDave! That is a nice big cake!
I was in the "go big or go home" mood that day.  Double layer is much easier to cut and serve. 
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Re: Best Pumpkin Cake
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2015, 07:48:18 PM »
Dave, that looks absolutely spectacular!
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Re: Best Pumpkin Cake
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2015, 08:03:56 PM »
Oh my!  Can't let my wife see this!! ;)
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Re: Best Pumpkin Cake
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2015, 09:22:15 AM »
Nothing like pumpkin, that cake looks awesome.
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