Friday, September 26, 2014

Pumpkin Spice Cake

I've been getting really excited for fall recently. If you have asked me a couple of weeks ago, I would have been sobbing and whining, you gotta know, I'm such a summer person! Anyway, now my excitement for the cooler seasons is finally arising. I love the smell that is in the air now, you can actually smell autumn. Then Christmas is in less then 100 days (EXCITEMENT going on here!!!). Scarf and Boots season started (well, as you might have heard, Austria turned into a "all-year-round-boots-and-warm-clothes-appropriate-country", this is not really new...). Nature is getting more and more colourful with every passing day. We are enjoying the last warm sun rays. And last but not least: pumpkin season started!!

This is also the reason why I would like to share a really simple but delicious recipe for a "pumpkin spice cake" with you.
I looked up different recipes on the Internet and ended up making up my own version. Turn up some music and let the fun begin!!

I am so obsessed with those songs at the moment:

120 g of melted butter
100 ml maple syrup
3 eggs (separated)
200 g pureed pumpkin
2 tbsps sour cream
200 g flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsps pumpkin spice (or gingerbread spice)
dash of cinnamon
dash of salt

Get your bowls, ingredients, etc. and heat up the oven to 350°F/ 180°C
Beat the egg whites with the salt. Set aside.
Mix together the melted butter and the maple syrup until it is nicely combined. Then add the yolks. Beat again. Then add the pumpkin and the sour cream.
Combine all dry ingredients and gradually add to the pumpkin mixture.
Carefully fold the egg whites under the batter.
Grease a bundt cake pan and sprinkle with flour. Then add the batter and bake for approximately 45 minutes until the top has a nice golden color.

If you feel like it, you can always cover your cake with a glaze or some frosting. I just made a chocolate glaze, but cheesecake frosting would also work very well. 

I brought some pieces to class today and my friends approved! You visit them here.
Hope you like it & enjoy fall as much as I do!!

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