It is pumpkin season. One of my favorite times of the year, and I love coming up with new recipes using pumpkin and other fall foods. This is just one of those recipes, but it is not new. I have been making pumpkin pound cake for a few years. I have made it from scratch, but my favorite way is the almost homemade way!
To make pumpkin pound cake you will need:
- Pound Cake Mix
- 3/4 cup Pumpkin Puree (not pumpkin pie mix)
- 2 Egg Whites
- 1/2 Cup Water
*info* I used a pound cake mix, like Betty Crockers or any brand that is on sale. I picked mine up for less than a dollar. It originally called for 2 full eggs, a stick of butter, and 3/4 cup water. Eggs are for the fluff, butter is for moisture and richness, and water to make it mixable. As long as some of the ratios stay the same you can substitute other items and mix up the flavors.
Start by mixing the pumpkin puree and egg whites into the pound cake mix. Then add the water. Make sure to mix this thoroughly. It will be a thick mix!
At this point you can bake it according to the package directions. If I remember correctly its something like bake at 350 for 50 minutes if you use a full size loaf pan. I rarely bake this up in a loaf pan. I like to make cupcakes, or even a bunt pan. This looks so pretty coming out of a bunt pan. It holds it’s shape, and makes a very pretty presentation with a little bit of icing drizzled on top.
|Mini Cake Pans from OTC|
This time, instead of cupcakes or a bunt cake I chose to make mini candy corn style cakes. I used these mini silicone birthday cake pans from Oriental Trading Company. They are only about 2 inches and the end result is a triangle shaped cake! I thought what better way to put them to use creating candy corn cakes.
I used a plastic sealing bag to put the cake mix into the small pans, being sure to get it into the corners and then used a spoon to smooth it out. They baked quickly. 9 minutes to golden brown at 350. The end result was adorable mini cakes! The cake popped right out of the silicone pans, no sticking at all.
The recipe above made 12 mini cakes and 11 full sized cupcakes! They were loved by Hubs, and the neighbors who were celebrating a birthday.
*Disclosure* I received the mini silicone pans from Oriental Trading Company free of charge. I was not paid for sharing them with you, or for a favorable review.