Pumpkin Cake... But What Filling??

Decorating By bekahzzz Updated 25 Sep 2008 , 9:37pm by Jayde

bekahzzz Posted 24 Sep 2008 , 2:53pm
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SO I'm planning on making a pumpkin cake, at first was just going to have buttercream filling, but I've been thinking and want a good filling to go with it? Anyone with any ideas?

25 replies
Edee Posted 24 Sep 2008 , 4:22pm
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I love the cream cheese filling with pumpkin like in a pumpkin roll.

KellJ Posted 24 Sep 2008 , 4:34pm
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you could always flavor the cream cheese....cinnamon or hazelnut anything that makes you think of fall...

ladyellam Posted 24 Sep 2008 , 4:34pm
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I love cinnamon cream cheese with pumpkin. Maybe you could add some pecans in the middle or even a dulce de leche filling. All of those would be great combination.

breelaura Posted 24 Sep 2008 , 4:38pm
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Cinnamon cream cheese or chocolate ganache with cinnamon (or pumpkin pie spice if you like), OR either with ginger. Toasted nuts of any kind, regardless of filling choice.

If you want to go a little different, DARK chocolate with cinnamon (and just a touch of cayenne or other chili powder if you want to take it in a Mexican direction).

BakingGirl Posted 24 Sep 2008 , 4:42pm
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I have a recipe for pumpkin bundt cake which has a caramel and nut topping. I have used that recipe as a layer cake too, first spreading some cream cheese icing on the layers then topping with a bit of the caramel nut filling. It is very good!

amazinggracecakedesigns Posted 24 Sep 2008 , 4:48pm
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I always use a cream cheese filling with a pumpkin cake. We make pumpkin rolls also and it tastes alot like that.

BakingGirl; would you mind sharing your recipe of the carmel nut filling. My husband loves carmel and it sounds delicious!!! thumbs_up.gif

kcniese Posted 24 Sep 2008 , 4:53pm
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I would go with your basic cream cheese frosting it is the perfect complement to the pumkin flavor. If you are adding cinnomon or pumkin spice to your cake I would not add it to the icing it may become to over the top taste for some. If you want to add something to the icing I would add chopped walnuts or pecans to the icing, if you were looking for added texture!!!!

BakingGirl Posted 24 Sep 2008 , 4:57pm
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Caramel nut filling:

3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
6 oz cream cheese cut into cubes, room temp.
2 1/4 cups sugar
2/3 cup water
1/2 cup (1 stick) plus 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, cut into cubes.


1 cup toasted walnuts or pecans
1 tsp grated orange zest.

Whisk whipping cream and cream cheese in a small bowl until smooth. Combine sugar and water in heavy medium sized saucepan. Stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Increase heat to high, boil without stirring until syrup is deep amber colour. Brush down sides of pan with a pastry brush dipped in water to stop sugar crystals from forming. Slowly and carefully whisk in the cream cheese mixture, it will bubble vigorously. Finally add butter, whisk until mixture is smooth, about 1 minute. Remove from heat, let cool for about 10 minutes before adding nuts and orange peel.

toodlesjupiter Posted 24 Sep 2008 , 5:03pm
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Here is a recipe I found for pumpkin mousse... I have yet to try it, but it sounds delicious. I'm planning to try it sometime soon. HTH!

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/PUMPKIN-SPICE-MOUSSE-15746

newmansmom2004 Posted 24 Sep 2008 , 5:07pm
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Cheesecake mousse!

For each layer: 1 box of cheesecake instant pudding + 1-3/4 c. heavy cream. Mix for 2-3 minutes on high speed.

DEEEEEEEEEEEE-LISH!!!! If you want a lighter mousse, use more cream.

marccrand Posted 24 Sep 2008 , 5:07pm
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For Thanksgiving, I add eggnog flavoring to cream cheese icing for pumpkin cake. Yum!

sisita Posted 24 Sep 2008 , 5:13pm
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I use all the time cream cheese filling.

cupcakemkr Posted 24 Sep 2008 , 5:18pm
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If not cream cheese filling then Twinkie filling (YUMMY!!): http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-2364-4-Twinkie-Filling-2.html

MacsMom Posted 24 Sep 2008 , 5:19pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by marccrand

For Thanksgiving, I add eggnog flavoring to cream cheese icing for pumpkin cake. Yum!




Oh! That sounds delicious! I'm gonna try it thumbs_up.gif

I also like the sound of a caramel nut filling.

I usually use a cheesecake filling with apple filling.

fiddlesticks Posted 24 Sep 2008 , 5:20pm
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MacsMom..I usually use a cheesecake filling with apple filling.
Do you just mix the 2 together ?
This sounds good!

tx_cupcake Posted 24 Sep 2008 , 5:32pm
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A maple filling would be fantastic!

amazinggracecakedesigns Posted 24 Sep 2008 , 6:23pm
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Thanks BakingGirl for the recipe. Sounds great!! Will give this one a try this weekend. icon_smile.gif

mom2leelee Posted 24 Sep 2008 , 6:49pm
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caramel cream cheese icing and maybe a layer of sugared pecans? YUMMY!

BakingGirl Posted 24 Sep 2008 , 6:49pm
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You are most welcome! But beware, it is one of those icings which has a hard time actually getting on the cake. Every time I make it I am spooning it into my mouth instead of onto the cake. It is deadly good.

Susie53 Posted 24 Sep 2008 , 7:00pm
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Cream Cheese filling sounds good to me!

Susie53 Posted 24 Sep 2008 , 7:01pm
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Cream Cheese filling sounds good to me!

LKing12 Posted 24 Sep 2008 , 7:52pm
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I would go for the cream cheese filling with black walnuts!

butternut Posted 24 Sep 2008 , 9:25pm
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There is a recipe here on CC by Dee Anne Thomas called Heavenly Pumpkin Spice Cake. With this recipe she also lists a filling that goes with it. It sounds soooooo wonderful. She said that she then uses Cream Cheese Frosting on it. I'm gonna give it a try for sure.

bekahzzz Posted 25 Sep 2008 , 12:48pm
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Thanks for all the great ideas....I think I'll use cream cheese icing and make lil batches with a couple of flavorings and try them out first. I just want to make sure as to not overwhelm the senses.

Jayde Posted 25 Sep 2008 , 9:37pm
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I make a very good spice BC. Make your regular BC recipe, add a 1/4 tsp. of cloves, a 1/4 tsp of ginger, a 1/2 tsp of nutmeg, and 1 tsp of cinnamon. Pretty much all of the spices that go into a pumpkin pie.

You could also do this with a cream cheese icing.

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