Harried Housewife: Pumpkin spice cake with rum cream cheese glaze

The Harried Housewife shares her recipe for pumpkin spice cake with rum cream cheese glaze.

Posted: Nov 22, 2020 10:42 AM

PUMPKIN SPICE CAKE WITH RUM CREAM CHEESE GLAZE

  • Vegetable shortening, for pan
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 (15-ounce) can 100 percent pure pumpkin
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 10-inch fluted tube pan with shortening; dust with flour. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, pumpkin spice, cinnamon, and salt. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, vegetable oil, pumpkin, sugar, and brown sugar. Add to flour mixture; stir until well combined. Transfer to prepared pan. Bake until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean, 40 to 45 minutes. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack. Cool completely; transfer to a cake plate. Drizzle with Rum Cream Cheese Glaze. Makes 16 servings.

RUM CREAM CHEESE GLAZE

  • 1 (3-ounce) package regular or reduced fat cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons spiced rum
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons milk

In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, butter, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer until creamy. Add confectioners' sugar; beat until combined. Add rum; beat until blended. Gradually add milk, beating after each addition, until glaze is of drizzling consistency.

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