Pumpkin Crunch Cake
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Serves: 1- 7" Cake
  • For the Pumpkin Cake
  • All Purpose Flour 3 cups (375g)
  • Baking Powder 1½ teaspoons (7g)
  • Baking Soda 1½ teaspoon (7g)
  • Ground Cinnamon 2 teaspoons
  • Ground Nutmeg ½ teaspoon
  • Ground Ginger 1½ teaspoons
  • Cocoa Powder 1 Tablespoon
  • Salt ½ teaspoon (3g)
  • Unsalted Butter 1½ cup (340g)
  • Granulated Sugar 1 cup (200g)
  • Light Brown Sugar ½ cup (100g)
  • Eggs large 3 (150g)
  • Vanilla Extract 2 teaspoons (10ml)
  • Pumpkin 1½ cups (425g)
  • For the Cream Cheese Icing:
  • Cream Cheese 6 Cups (1360g)
  • Unsalted Butter 16 Tablespoons (226g)
  • Confectioners Sugar 4 cups (480g)
  • Clear Vanilla Extract 3 teaspoons (15ml)
  • Kashi Go Lean Cereal for garnish
  1. For the Pumpkin Cake:
  2. Cream the butter and both sugars until light and fluffy (approx 5 minutes)
  3. Combine the eggs with the vanilla extract and then add slowly to the creamed butter/sugar mixture.
  4. Be sure to scrape the bottom & sides of the bowl often if you do not have a metro blade attachment as I do in the video.
  5. Add the sifted flour, baking powder, soda, cocoa powder and all the spices and salt all at once and mix just until combined
  6. Add the pumpkin last mix well.
  7. Divide batter into greased and parchment lined cake pans
  8. Bake at 350°F for approx 28 - 35 minutes or until they are done
  9. Cool while you prepare the cream cheese icing
  10. For the Cream Cheese Icing:
  11. Smooth out the cream cheese, but do not whip on high speed.
  12. Add the softened butter and mix the two together until smooth.
  13. Add the sifted confectioners sugar all at once and mix just until blended.
  14. Add the vanilla extract
  15. Proceed to build the cake as per the video instructions
  16. Kashi Go Lean Cereal for garnish optional
Because of the cream cheese icing this cake must be kept refrigerated.

For best taste it can be brought to room temperature for about 1-3 hours for serving but be sure to get the remainder back into the refrigerator for longer storage.

This cake will stay fresh for up to 1 week wrapped airtight in the refrigerator
Recipe by Gretchen's Bakery at https://www.gretchensbakery.com/pumpkin-crunch-cake/