Monday, November 15, 2010

Pumpkin Bundt Cake

My girls love to make this pumpkin bundt cake for Halloween and Thanksgiving. I tried to take pictures as we went along but I'm still trying to get the hang of remembering to take a picture at every step.

We started with a bundt cake pan prepared with oil and flour. We followed the directions on the pumpkin bread from Trader Joe's. The most time consuming part of this is that you have to make 2 pumkin bundt cakes and I only own 1 pan.
The girls were excited that they got to lick the bowl twice...it was Halloween so I thought why not start the sugar high a little early:)
Once both of the cakes were cooled I cut off the tops and put a layer of frosting on the tops and put them on top of each other(that part I don't have a picture of:(
We added orange frosting and dusted a sugar cone with heated caro syrup(30 seconds in the microwave) and brown sugar for the branch coming out of the pumpkin. I have a confession to make...
I forgot to take a picture before we took it to the party and everyone dug in! This is what was left so I just made do:) The kids love our tradition of making this cake...it's a little time consuming with both cakes but you could bake them the day before and frost the next day.
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3 comments:

Tres French Hens said...

Krista, I love your honesty about forgetting to take pictures! That is one of the hardest things for me to remember, too. In time, we'll be driving people crazy taking pictures of everything!!

Betty said...

Hi, I'm visiting from Thrifty Thursday. Pumpkin cake is my specialty. I make it all year long. But I never thought of doing it like this. Neat Idea!

Ann Marie @ Twice Lovely said...

Hey, Krista! You won the set of Altar'd Ebooks! Please email me so I can put you in touch with Mandie to get your copies to you! :)