Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake

I made this for a ladies get together this past week. It was DELICIOUS! Everyone enjoyed it and it tasted like fall! I added the cream cheese frosting,

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake
http://twopeasandtheirpod.com/ adapted from Epicurious, Gourmet

2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 1/4 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon ground allspice
Pinch of fresh nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups canned solid-pack pumpkin
3/4 cup well-shaken buttermilk
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
3 large eggs
Chocolate chunks or chocolate chips (I used about 1 cup)

Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 10 inch bundt pan, then dust with flour, knocking out excess.
Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, allspice, fresh nutmeg, and salt in a bowl. Whisk together pumpkin,buttermilk, and vanilla in a separate bowl.

Beat butter and sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer at medium speed until creamy. Add in eggs one at a time, while mixing on low.On low, add flour and pumpkin mixtures in batches, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Mix just until combined, don't over mix. By hand, stir in the chocolate chunks.

Spoon cake batter into pan, smoothing top. Pound the pan on the counter to settle the batter. Bake until a toothpick comes out clean in the center of cake, about 45- 50 minutes. Cool the cake in the pan, on a rack, for 15 minutes. Invert rack over cake and re invert cake onto rack. Cool completely before serving. Dust with powdered sugar, if desired *** Beth made a cream cheese frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting:

4 oz cream cheese, softened
2 T butter softened
2 cups or more powdered sugar
1-2 T milk

Beat all ingredients until you get the desired thickness. Drizzle over slightly cooled cake.

2 comments:

  1. Hi, Beth! I'm a long-time stalker--er, reader. And I haven't yet posted a comment. This looks so yummy. I just picked up pumpkin at the store (haven't had it for so long what with the nationwide pumpkin shortage of last year) and am so excited. My family will love you. I mean me. Me. And then I will love you. How's that? : )

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  2. I hope you like this cake. It was SO good. I am sure your family will love me, I mean YOU!

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