Saturday, October 31, 2009

Pumpkin Spice Cake with Honey Frosting

This is my first month partcipating in Bridget's Flavor Of The Month......... This month was PUMPKIN!!

A few weeks ago I made this cake for my parents. OMG, It is one of the best cakes I have eaten and will be making it again for Thanskgiving. It is very moist and delicious. I am not the best cake maker, YET!!! I have a problem with knowing just how much batter to put in the pan. As you can see below I did not estimate well and filled them to full! If you have any tip/suggestions on how much batter to put in your pan, please leave a comment below. I used 3 - six inch pans instead of 2 -9 inch pans. I wanted to make a small three layer cake and have enough batter left over for cupcakes!!!

You can make fondant pumpkins to decorate the cake with. I just picked up the candy pumpkins at the store, easy!!!

Pumpkin Spice Cake with Honey Frosting

  • 2 boxes vanilla cake mix, Betty Crocker SuperMoist
  • 2 cups apple juice
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup sour cream

Preheat oven to 350. Spray (9 inch) round cake pans with nonstick baking spray with flour. (I used 3 - 6 inch cake pans and made 14 cupcakes)

In a large bowl combing, cake mixes, juice, oil, 1/2 cup water, and honey. Beat at low speed with an electric mixer until combined. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add pumpkin pie spice, beating until combined.  Stir in sour cream. Spoon batter evently into prepared pans.

Bake at 25 to 30 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool in pans for 10 minutes. Remove from pans, and cool completely on wire racks.

Spread Honey Frosting evenly between layers and on top and sides of cake. Garnish with candy pumpkins.


Honey Frosting
  •  cheese frosting, Betty Crocker 
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tbsp meringue powder
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice

In a large bowl, beat frosting and honey at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth.  Gradually add confectioners' sugar, beating until combined. Add meringue powder and pumpkin pie spice, beating until slightly thickened. Use frosting immediately.


bridget {bake at 350} said...

Look at THAT! Oh my sounds and LOOKS wonderful! Thanks for linking up!

Dorothy said...

That cake looks great! And they rose very well in the oven too! Yum.

Monica H said...

I like the pumpkin decorations. This would be perfect for Thanksgiving.

Don't fill your pans any more that 2/3 full.

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