Sunday, October 31, 2010

Butterscotch Pumpkin Cake

Recipe from Amy Fiorella

1 2/3 cups (11 oz pkg) butterscotch flavored morsels - divided
2 cups all purpose flour
1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup pumpkin
1/2 cup applesauce (I used pear sauce)
3 large eggs (I used 3/4 cup Egg Beaters)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat Oven to 350. Spray a Bundt pan with cooking spray (I used a mini bundt pan and a mini pumpkins pan)

Microwave 1 cup morsels in small, uncovered, microwave safe bowl on medium-high (70%) power for 1 minute, Stir. The morsels may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10-15 second intervals, stirring just until melted. Cool to room temperature.

Combine flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg in a medium bowl.

Stir together melted morsels, pumpkin, applesauce, eggs and vanilla extract in a large bowl with a wire whisk. Stir in flour mixture,

Spoon batter into prepared Bundt pan.

Bake 40-50 minutes or until wooden toothpick comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack for 30 minutes; remove to wire rack to cool completely. (Mini pans took about 25-30 minutes)

Serve with butterscotch sauce.

For Butterscotch Sauce :Heat 1/3 cup evaporated milk in medium heavy duty saucepan over medium heat just to a boil; remove from heat. Add remaining morsels and stir until smooth.

Return to heat - stirring constantly, bring mixture just to a boil. Cool to room temperature. Stir before serving.

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