Posted by kjacksonA deliciously moist cake combined with this easy to make maple nut filling is a new take on the old favorite holiday staple, pumpkin. I made this as a "test" cake to see if the flavors meshed well, I tried it on friends and family who all loved it. If you've ever had a pumpkin roll .. this cake tastes very similar. And the filling can be used as a frosting and is simply delicious.
Pumpkin cake w/ Maple nut filling
- Preheat oven to 350* Scratch cake: 4 eggs 2 c. cooked pumpkin 2 c. all purpose flour 2 c. white sugar 1 c. vegetable oil 2 tsp. cinnamon 2 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. salt Maple Nut Filling: 1/2 c. unsalted butter, softened 4 oz. cream cheese, softened 2 c. sifted powdered sugar 1/2 c. maple syrup (not pancake syrup) 3/4 c. chopped pecans
- For cake:
- In large bowl, combine eggs, sugar and oil. Beat until blended. Then add flour, cinnamon, salt, soda & pumpkin. Mix thoroughly. Pour into two 8 inch pans and bake @ 350* for 35 minutes. Can also be poured into a bundt pan and baked for 1hr. 30min.
- For Filling:
- Cream butter & cream cheese until smooth. Add sugar & syrup, mix until smooth. Fold in pecans. Can be used as a filling between layed cakes, or as a frosting on a bundt pan. Makes enough to fill & frost a two layer 8 inch cake. Enjoy :)