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Cook the Issue 2010: Brown Butter Pumpkin Layer Cake

By Texas_Foodie, member

September 29th, 2010

Delicious! Now, with that being said, I'll tell you what I did or would do differently next time. First, I roasted butternut squash because sugar pie pumpkins weren't in yet and I remember reading once that most canned pumpkin was actually butternut squash anyways! Worked out great! Second, I think I would skip the candied ginger next time - I didn't really care for it. I might even use just pecans. Third - I had to add quite a bit of confectioner's sugar to my frosting because it was too runny - don't know for sure, but maybe my kitchen was too hot. In spite of this, I thought the cake was delicious. Maybe next time I'll make cupcakes with it!

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Comments (4)

bushsu writes: This cake is fabulous! I made it for Thanksgiving dessert and it was a major hit! I live at about 6000 feet elevation, so I had to make a second cake and adjust it for the altitude. I made the first one as written, but it fell and was rather dense/goopy in the middle. Second one turned out fabulous. We all liked the ginger in the topping. I doubled the topping recipe as well as the frosting recipe. Posted: 11:10 am on November 27th

kitchengoddess writes: I loved the cake. I only used 1T of the candied ginger because DH was not too keen on it when I made the buttermilk cake.
A friend of mine that got a taste has asked for more.

I think it was probably the best cake I've ever made. I'll post my pictures hopefully this weekend. Posted: 1:37 pm on October 15th

user-4713770 writes: Thanks for the review. I have had the ingredients, but never got around to making the cake. I am just going to forget the pepitas, too hard to find unsalted and I have thought to make cupcakes as well, so maybe this week.

Baking is not my favorite sport in the kitchen so a problem withthe icing would just throw me off completely. Posted: 7:25 am on September 30th

Pielove writes: Beautiful! I agree that this is a superb cake. We loved the candied ginger, but it's definitely not to everyone's taste. Great work on the frosting, etc! Posted: 8:29 pm on September 29th

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