Thursday, February 5, 2009


This cake have the power to satisfy if not everybody the majority. The extreme softness is clear in the first bite. The seasonings perfume not just the cake but the whole kitchen. The cocoa flavor is strong and the chunky nuts lost in between the cake turn itself in a impossible mission to stay in only one slice. Even who doesn't like pumpkin can't resist it!

1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup solid pack pumpkin
1 1/2 cup flour
2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground clove
1 tbsp baking powder
1 cup Brazil nuts chopped

100g semisweet chocolate
2 tbsp milk

Preheat the oven to 350˚. Grease an 8-inch round cake pan.
Beat together the butter and sugar. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the vanilla and pumpkin and beat again. Sift together the flour and cocoa add the salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and backing powder. Gradually add the dried ingredients to the mixture, always beating. When finish, turn off the mixer immediately. If necessary mix with a silicon spatula. Fold the Brazil nuts. Bake for about 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Melt the chocolate. Stir milk until combined. Spread over the cake and serve.

Cook's tip: You can serve this cake without the frosting.

Serve: 10 portions.


  1. I had fun exploring your blog today. I love the combination of pumpkin and chocolate. I'll have to give this cake a try!

  2. What a wonderful blog you have! I am so excited to have found you. I shall be following along and trying several of your recipes. Everything looks so good! Thank you for sharing.

  3. Thank you, Katy! Keep reading my posts! A lot of delicious recipes coming soon!

  4. I'm saving this recipe--it looks delicious, as does your photo! Thanks for visiting my blog.

  5. This looks delicious! I love pumpkin and chocolate together.

  6. Oh this cake is causing serious cravings!! Thanks for stopping by my all your yummies on here!!

  7. That looks soooo delicious! I love anything pumpkin, and chocolate frosting makes it even better!

  8. Isn't it awesome what pumpkin can do?

  9. I love how the chocolate is dripping off the side of the cake! YUM!

  10. You have a wonderful bakign site! I love the look of the glaze on this.


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