Saturday, November 13, 2010
Pumpkin Crumble Cake
Have you ever had one of those mornings where the night before you lost your cell, then out the door to find it 12 hours later your mini me….who never ever ever ever watches her steps goes head first over a bush and skins her wee leg….yes this is my morning.
After I lost it for a mere second…ok maybe like 5 seconds. I snatched my little Indigo up and asked her what I could do? Through the tears she managed to tell me not to touch her boo boo, I obliged at that moment but then took her back inside to clean her wound.
Five minutes later we were back out the door on our way to Target for supplies…and a romp down the toy aisle for “medicine” aka, a toy to make her boo boo better.
For the Cake (baked in a large spring form pan)
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted, plus more for pan
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon pumpkin-pie spice
1 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 (15 ounce) can solid-pack pumpkin puree
For the Crumbles
1/3 cup light brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 stick of butter, melted
1 3/4 cups cake flour
Pre-heat oven to 350.
(CRUMBLES) In a large bowl, whisk sugars, spices and salt into melted butter until smooth. Then, add flour with a spatula. Press this gently down as flat as you can get it and set aside.
(CAKE) In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and pumpkin-pie spice. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, sugar, butter, and pumpkin puree until combined. Add dry ingredients to pumpkin mixture, and mix gently until smooth. Pour into prepared (buttered and floured) baking dish.
With your fingers pull up chunks of your crumbles, I made a medium sized chunk and it easily covered the whole cake. Sprinkle over batter evenly.
Bake this freaking awesome cake at 350 for a decent amount of time, mine took almost a full hour! Just keep an eye on it, it will rise…it is just a lazy cake that takes a bit to get its butt in gear. Not sure where it learned that from…no really
This cake is super moist and has a great ratio of crumble to cake, please enjoy!