Thursday, September 29, 2011

Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake with Creamy Pumpkin Glaze

I’m kind of on a baking kick. Give it a couple more days and I’ll be sick of it. Or not. Baking is really quite comforting and it makes the house smell so good. And, quite frankly, fall and the holidays just brings out the Martha Stewart in me.

This is a really beautiful cake. Because I lack decorating skills, the bundt cake is something I can do that turns out beautifully without all the hard work. Besides, this cake is really good. There’s not much more I can say about it.

Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake with Creamy Pumpkin Glaze

For the cake:
2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup butter, softened
4 large eggs
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 cup sour cream
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt

For the glaze:
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon milk
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons canned pumpkin
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled

For the cake:
Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease and flour a 12-cup Bundt pan (I use Pam Baking spray).

Add sugar and butter to a large mixing bowl. Beat on low until light and fluffy.

Slowly add the eggs, one at a time, and continue mixing until well incorporated.

Add the pumpkin, sour cream and vanilla, mixing on slow speed until well blended.

While mixer is still going on slow, add the flour, one cup at a time. Next, add the cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Blend until well incorporated.

Pour cake batter into prepared Bundt cake. Bake for 60 minutes or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clear.

For the glaze:
Place powdered sugar in a medium bowl. Slowly whisk milk into the powdered sugar. Continue whisking until no lumps appear.

Continue whisking while adding vanilla, canned pumpkin, cinnamon and melted butter.

Once glaze is smooth, gently pour over the top of the Bundt cake, allowing to drizzle down the side of the cake.

Slice, serve and enjoy.

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