Sunday, October 30, 2011

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cake

You know how I said I'd be trying a new recipe every week? Well I did great this last week and tried two new recipes.This cake being one of them. It's good, but nothing extra ordinary really.Next time I would add a few extra spices like nutmeg and all spice maybe, and you could really boost the flavor! = )

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cake

3/4 cup butter,softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 can (15 oz.) solid packed pumpkin
1 cup (6 oz.) semisweet chocolate chips
2 squares (1 oz. each) unsweetened chocolate,melted and cooled
3/4 cup finely chopped pecans, divided

In a large mixing bowl,cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy.Add eggs,one at a time,beating well after each addition.Beat in vanilla.Combine the flour,baking powder,baking soda and cinnamon;add to the creamed mixture alternatley with pumpkin.Fold in chocolate chips.
Divide batter in half.Stir melted chocolate into one portion.In a well greased 10 in. fluted tube pan,sprinkle 1/2 cup pecans.Spoon chocolate batter over pecans;top with pumpkin batter.Sprinkle with remaining pecans.
Bake at 325* for 65 - 70 minutes or until toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.Cool for 15 minutes before removing from pan to wire rack.    Yield: 12 servings

The powdered sugar icing was my addition to the cake.It really does make it better! ;)

1 comment:

  1. That was yummy cake!! I want some right now to eat with my coffee!! :)