~Pumpkin Cake with Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting~
- 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened
- 1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 1 cup pumpkin purée
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 package(s) (8-ounce) cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/4 cup(s) (1/2 stick) butter, softened
- 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
- 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 cup powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat three 8-inch cake pans with softened butter. Cut three 8-inch circles out of parchment paper (don’t skip this like I did!) and fit them into the bottom of the cake pans. Lightly coat the paper circles with butter and set aside.
- Cream butter until smooth in a large bowl with an electric mixer set on medium speed. Add the sugars and mix until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition, until the mixture is smooth and light. Set aside.
- Combine the pumpkin purée, buttermilk, and vanilla in a medium bowl and set aside. Combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, and nutmeg in a large bowl and set aside. In thirds, alternately add the flour mixture and buttermilk mixture to the butter mixture, blending well after each addition until smooth.
- Pour batter into the prepared pans and bake until a toothpick inserted into the middle of each cake comes out clean — 35 to 40 minutes. Cool the cakes in the pan on wire racks for 30 minutes. Remove cakes from pans and return to the wire racks until completely cool.
- Place one layer on a cake plate and top with one-third recipe of Pumpkin Cream-Cheese Frosting. Repeat with the second and third layers. Serve or store refrigerated for up to four days.
Pumpkin Cream Cheese Frosting-
- Blend the cream cheese, pumpkin purée, butter, orange juice, zest, and vanilla in a large bowl using an electric mixer set at medium speed until smooth. Add the sugar and continue to beat until light and creamy — about 5 more minutes.
From : Vintage Mixer