Monday, September 10, 2012

Chocolate Chocolate Pumpkin Cake with Spiced Pumpkin Buttercream


This past weekend I spent a ridiculous amount of time in my kitchen testing out new recipes for the upcoming Fall holidays.  To say I am super ridiculously over-the-top excited about the holidays doesn't even scratch the surface.  I have been Pinning, printing and ripping out magazine pages galore with all kinds of ideas!  


Tell me I am not alone in this.  I feel that I need a support group...or possibly a few partners in crime perhaps (wink, wink). 

So first up on my new recipes...

The Chocolate Chocolate Pumpkin Cake with Spiced Pumpkin Buttercream.

It was soooooo rich in chocolate flavor that I felt it deserved to be repeated :)


This is a super moist, dense cake much like a pound cake.

But not.

And the Spiced Pumpkin Buttercream frosting...

I may or may not have eaten this straight out of the bowl.

There are no words....it is just that good!


But don't take my word for it...

Go make it for yourself!


Chocolate Chocolate Pumpkin Cake with Spiced Pumpkin Buttercream

by Angi McCarthy





Ingredients
    Chocolate Chocolate Pumpkin Cake
    • 1 box devils food cake mix
    • 1 small box instant chocolate pudding
    • 1/2 c. vegetable oil
    • 1/2 c. buttermilk
    • 4 large eggs
    • 1/2 c. sour cream
    • 15 ounce can pumpkin (reserve (2) Tbs for buttercream)
    • 2 c. dark chocolate chips (I used Ghirardelli)
    Spiced Pumpkin Buttercream
    • 2 sticks softened butter (I used salted)
    • 2 Tbs reserved pumpkin
    • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
    • 4 - 5 c. powdered sugar
    • 2 Tbs milk (if needed - I did not need this)
    Instructions
    For the cake
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
    Spray (2) 9 x 5 loaf pans with cooking spray.
    In a bowl combine the cake mix, pudding mix, oil, buttermilk, eggs, sour cream and pumpkin.
    Mix well - about 2 minutes or so.
    Stir in chocolate chips.
    Divide batter evenly between both loaf pans.
    Bake for 55-60 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
    For the buttercream
    Place butter, reserved 2 Tbs pumpkin and spices into stand or electric mixer.
    Mix until well combined.
    Slowly add the powdered sugar until thick and creamy.
    Add milk if needed to thin buttercream to desired consistency.
    Frost over cooled cakes...slice and Enjoy!
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    32 comments:

    1. Oh my. I need to try that buttercream! And I'll join your support group. I have piles and piles of magazine pages lying all over my house. Seriously.

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      1. I need this buttercream on everything!

        Thanks for stopping by Dorothy!

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    2. Yes!! A new recipe, I am so excited! It has all my favorite flavors (except peanut butter but that is ok and makes sense)! I will have to try this ASAP! I'm so happy to see this and am equally excited for the holidays and what that means for the future of this blog! Take this as my application to be a partner in crime!

      Keep up the great work,

      Stephen

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      1. Thanks Stephen! You will so love this recipe...I promise!

        *Hugs*

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    3. I don't even know what to say about this. It looks amazing!!! And the frosting - holy smokes. I'd eat that plain! Thanks for this one!

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      1. I want that frosting on everything, in everything or just straight up on a spoon!

        Thanks for your sweet comments Erin!

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    4. This looks incredibly good -- can't wait to try it. Joining from Whatever Goes Wednesday - http://allthoseartsygirls.blogspot.com/

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    5. Oh this looks so very good. I just adore pumpkin. Hope you enjoy all of the holiday planning! I am hosting a Pumpkin Recipe Series in a few weeks. I would love it if you would join us. Here are the details. If you are interested please send me an email. http://hammocktracks.com/savannahs-savory-bites/upcoming-recipe-series/

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    6. Oh My! This looks delicious!! Thanks for the recipe! I pinned it for later. :) Your newest follower from threekendrickblessings.blogspot.com

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      1. I hope you love it as much as we did :)

        Thanks for following me!

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    7. The cake looks so chocolaty and fudgy! I love and that buttercream is to die for!! And, no you are not alone! I'm so excited for all the holiday ideas I found on Pinterest so far!! Can't wait!

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      1. This buttercream should be its own food group (in my humble opinion).

        Thanks for stopping by!

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    8. I want to dive right into that bread face first!!! It is absolutely incredible sounding!!! I love how fudgey that cake looks. It is being pinned!!! Also I'm in need of a good support group too...I have magazine pages and post its all over my kitchen and desk:-)

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      1. Hey Jocelyn! I feel so much better that there are others out there like me in need of a support group :)

        Hugs!

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    9. Yum! Would love for you to share this at our Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday link party...just posted it! http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/09/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link_13.html

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      1. Done! Thank you for stopping by and inviting me.

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    10. That looks so rich & delectable!!! Must make this-

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    11. Wowzers! Does that ever look decadent! I've pinned it to try later. Thanks for sharing. I'm your newest follower. I hope you'll visit Posed Perfection soon and maybe even follow me back. Have a great weekend!
      Blessings,
      Nici

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      1. Thanks Nici! I'm so glad you are following me! I'm gonna go check you out now.

        Hugs!

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    12. WOW.......and this looks ridiculously delicious!!

      Thanks for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up http://tidymom.net/2012/fabulous-fall-ideas/

      Have a great rest of the weekend!

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      1. Wow! Thank you so much for featuring me!

        Have an awesome day!

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    13. This looks amazing!! Do you think I could make it in another size pan? Like a square or round pan? Thanks!

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      1. Hey Heather,

        I think this would do just fine in a square or round pan...just adjust your baking time accordingly. This baked for so long because it was super thick!

        Let me know how it turns out!

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    14. Oh, My! I'm not sure if I should thank you for sharing this...lol. Looks delicious! Visiting from Mommy's Sweet. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/09/make-it-pretty-monday-week-15.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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      1. Well, your thighs and butt my not thank me but your mouth and tummy sure will!

        Thanks for the invite to link up. I'm goin to do it right now!

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    15. This looks amazing!

      Katie @ Horrific Knits

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    16. This looks soooo good. And, I love anything with buttercream icing.
      Im now following you. Please come visit me at www.PICKINandPAINTIN.blogspot.com.
      Thanks!!!

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      1. I love your shop! I would just die to get to be there!

        Thanks for stopping by!

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    17. This looks heavenly! Pinning and featuring tonight! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

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      1. WOW! I'm honored! Thanks for the feature!

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    18. That looks amazing. I love pumpkin so I can't wait to make it. Stopping by from Mom on Timeout. Hope to see you at True Aim!

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      1. I hope you love it...thanks for stopping by and I am on my way to you!

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