Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Pumpkin Cake with Honey Frosting

This recipe comes from the Everyday Food magazine. This is my favorite of all of the Martha Stewart magazines and I've had a number of successful recipes from it . We like pumpkin and I just bought a gallon of honey and was itching to use it in a recipe. This cake was the perfect fit on all accounts! It has been getting really cool on Beaty's Creek as of late. This cake with a hot cup of jasmine tea was just right this cold morning. This is What's Cookin on Beaty's Creek.


1 stick unsalted butter, melted, plus more for pan
2 1/2 cups flour
2 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
1 T cinnamon
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 can pumpkin

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, very soft
1 bar (8 ounces) regular (or reduced-fat) cream cheese, very soft
1/4 cup honey

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9-inch square baking pan.
In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, sugar, butter, and pumpkin until combined. Add dry ingredients to pumpkin mixture, and mix gently until smooth.
Turn batter into prepared pan, and smooth top. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out with just a few moist crumbs attached, 45 to 50 minutes. Cool cake 10 minutes in pan, then turn out of pan, and cool completely, right side up, on a rack.
Make Honey Frosting: In a medium bowl, whisk butter, cream cheese, and honey until smooth.
Spread top of cooled cake with honey frosting. Cut cake into squares and serve.