Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Maple - Glazed Pumpkin Spice Cake

Maple - Glazed Pumpkin Spiced Cake
Recipe submitted by Luti Lauvao Gibbs



2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups canned pumpkin puree
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 cups packed light brown sugar
3 large eggs, at room temperature


2 tablespoons whole milk
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon maple extract
2 cups sifted confectioner's sugar


Make cake:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Butter and flour a 10-cup Bundt pan.

Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, spices and salt together in a bowl.  In another bowl, whisk together pumpkin, buttermilk and vanilla. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Scrape down sides and bottom of bowl. Beat in one third of flour mixture, then half of pumpkin mixture, beating until just combined. Repeat, ending with last third of flour mixture. Scrape batter into Bundt pan, smoothing top. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean, 45 to 50 minutes.

Let cake cool in pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes, then turn out onto rack to cool completely.

Make glaze:

Whisk together milk and maple syrup and extract.  Whisk in confectioner's sugar until glaze is smooth and of drizzling consistency. Up to 6 hours before serving, set cake on a wire rack over a plate and drizzle with glaze, allowing it to run down the sides.  Let cake rest at room temperature to allow glaze to set.

Serves 12

Recipe submitted by Luti Lauvao Gibbs

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Fresh Apple Cake

Fresh Apple Cake
Recipe submitted by Margie Brennan


2 cups sliced apples
1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1/3 cup oil
1 teaspoon vanilla

1/4 cup crushed nuts (optional)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, mix the sliced apples and 1 cup sugar.

Add the remaining ingredients together and mix well.

Pour into a 9 x 9-inch baking dish..

If using crushed nuts, scatter over the top of cake.

Bake for 45 minutes.

Recipe submitted by Margie Brennan