Sunday, October 31, 2010

Pumpkin Spice Short Cakes

Happy Halloween to all out there who celebrating. Seattle is looking so gorgerous and splashed with colors like oranges, red and green.. maples leaves, apples, pumpkins.Well, I am not a big fan of pumpkin but since it's season to celebrate thought will bake some....
1/2 cup (1 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 1/4 cup sugar
3 large eggs
1 cup pumpkin puree (I prepared it at home you can also use canned)
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon fresh-ground nutmeg

Prepare cake pans: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat cake pans with softened butter and set aside.

Make the batter: Cream butter until smooth in a large bowl with an electric mixer set on medium speed. Add the sugars and mix until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition, until the mixture is smooth and light. Set aside. Combine the pumpkin purée, buttermilk, and vanilla in a medium bowl and set aside. Combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, and nutmeg in a large bowl and set aside. In thirds, alternately add the flour mixture and buttermilk mixture to the butter mixture, blending well after each addition until smooth.

Bake the cake: Pour batter into the prepared pans and bake until a toothpick inserted into the middle of each cake comes out clean -- 35 to 40 minutes. Cool the cakes in the pan on wire racks for 30 minutes. Remove cakes from pans and return to the wire racks until completely cool.


aipi said...

love the fall presentation..they look super cute !
Happy Halloween!

US Masala

Ms.Chitchat said...

Gorgeous looking cake,nicely presented,brought in the festivity of halloween at home:):)

Paaka Shaale said...

Hi Madhuri,

The cake looks so cute. They've been presented so well. And I loved the pictures as usual :)

Nandini said...

Wow! The cakes look so pretty! YUM!

Biny Anoop said...

its surely hallooween the cake and great presentation as well.

Priya said...

Wowww thats a cute looking short cakes, beautiful presentation..

Rachana said...

The cake looks so cute. Beautiful presentation!

? said...

Beautiful as usual Madhuri; there are so many posts I missed!

Ananda Rajashekar said...

stunning pictures and those cake looks awesome and super cute

Chicken Recipes said...

Looking Yummy thanks for share.

Chicken Recipes

Dr.Sameena Prathap

Hi Madhuri,

They look so the presentation..:)



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