Pumpkin Gingerbread Cake

Pumpkin Gingerbread Cake

Pumpkin Gingerbread Cake

Pumpkin Gingerbread Cake

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • As seen on WKTV NEWSChannel 2
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter flavored vegetable shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup 100 percent pure pumpkin
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 3/4 cup molasses
  • Cream Cheese Glaze (see below)
  • Edible white glitter flakes (optional)
  • CREAM CHEESE GLAZE
  • 1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, butter, and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer until creamy. Add confectioners’ sugar; beat until combined. Gradually add milk, beating after each addition, until glaze is of drizzling consistency.

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 10-inch fluted tube pan with shortening; dust with flour. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, and cloves. In a large bowl, combine sugar, brown sugar, and shortening. Beat with an electric mixer until well blended. Add egg; beat until combined. Add pumpkin, hot water, and molasses; beat until blended. Add flour mixture; beat until combined. Transfer to prepared pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted near center comes out clean, 45 to 50 minutes. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack. Cool completely; transfer to cake plate. Drizzle with Cream Cheese Glaze and sprinkle with edible glitter, if desired. Makes 16 servings.

Notes

Place this frosty-looking cake on a stylish cake plate like this Anchor Hocking Presence Cake Plate with Dome and savor an old-fashioned Christmas.

http://www.theharriedhousewife.com/harried-housewifes-recipe-box/pumpkin-gingerbread-cake/

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