Thursday, October 31, 2013

Two-Ingredient Pumpkin Cake with Apple Cider Glaze

Easy to fix low fat (no eggs – no oil) holiday desert. Great for pot lucks.

slave ran across this interesting recipe for a 2 ingredient Pumpkin Cake. Recipes like this always catch my eye looking for the best taste with the minimum amount of expertise required.

So Now slave finds itself baking this at 4 AM on 31st of Oct to take with me when I meet up with friends latter tonight.
It really is as easy as it looks!

For the Cake:
1 Yellow Cake Mix (had a box of pineapple cake so that was used.)
1 15 ounce can of pumpkin puree

(NOTE the difference- this is NOT the pie mix can of pumpkin)

For the Glaze:
1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
3 Tablespoons apple cider
3/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
Pre heat oven to 350 Using a glass baking pan 7x11x2 butter the insides. No need to flour it.

                Batter will be thick and dry!

Dump the boxed cake mix and pumpkin puree into a large mixer bowl. Using a stand mixer beat until well incorporated. The batter will be very thick, slave fussed that it was too thick and added ¼ cup pineapple juice.You can see that this was not necessary and most likely caused the cake to pull apart.

Bake at
350 degrees for 28 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Do not over-bake.

Let cool for 5-10 minutes in the pan, then flip onto a platter.

Make the glaze while you're waiting.
Mix the pumpkin pie spice into the powdered sugar with a whisk.
Add the apple cider 1 tablespoon at a time, mixing well each time.
Glaze should be thick but pourable. Add more sugar or cider if needed. Pour over the cake while still warm.

Serve warm or room temperature.

TIP: Since I was going to be driving this into Saint Louis much latter in the day, I wanted to cover with foil. However I didn't want it to get mashed down into the glaze. So slave sets out a couple of boxes about the total size and shape of the cake. Then folds the foil together and forms it over the boxes.

Now when the time comes to cover the cake the foil is already formed so that it is above the cake and glaze. Just be careful molding the sides around the platter or plate under the cake.
Its not perfect, but then what is?

Hope you enjoy this easy to fix low fat (no eggs – no oil) holiday desert. Great for pot lucks.

TIP: Double recipe for glaze and have extra in a sealed jar to spoon on cake when serving.

Serving my Master Indy


To satisfy and restore. To nourish, support and maintain. To gratify, spoil, comfort and please, to nurture, assist, and sustain …..I cook!

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