Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake

I have been so busy lately I have yet to make a single Halloween or even fall recipe. What a horrible baker! I think my work friends have been slightly disappointed. :(

So last night I decided it was time to get into the fall spirit. It is finally getting a little cooler here in Houston, so that helped a little too! I have been seeing all kinds of Pumpkin recipes all over the blogs so I thought I would start there as well. My boyfriend has been requesting pumpkin cheesecakes but I didn't have all the ingredients on hand. Instead I saw this Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bundt cake on Two Peas and Their Pod and went straight home to get started. I have never made anything with chocolate and pumpkin together, but apparently I have been missing out! Man was this cake ever good! I think I might have to make it again for the holidays. It comes together so quickly and you can add variations as you would like. I originally wanted to do white chocolate chips but didn't have enough on hand. So I used both mini and regular semi sweet chocolate chips and added a cream cheese drizzle to add some flare.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake from Two Peas and Their Pod which was adapted from Epicurious, Gourmet

2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temp
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
3/4 tsp ground all spice
Pinch of fresh nutmeg (ground nutmeg works too)
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/4 canned solid packed pumpkin ( I used Libby's 15 0z can)
3/4 cup well-shaken buttermilk
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 cups sugar
3 large eggs
Chocolate Chips of Chunks ( I used a combination of regular and mini semi sweet chocolate chips)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 10 inch bundt pan with Pam with flour.

Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, allspice, ground nutmeg, and salt in a bowl.
Whisk together pumpkin, buttermilk, and vanilla in a separate bowl.

All whisked together

Beat butter and sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer at a medium speed until creamy. Add eggs one at a time, while mixing on low. On low, add flour mixture and pumpkin mixture in batches, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. Mix just until combined, be careful not to over mix. By hand, stir in the chocolate chips.

Spoon cake batter into pan, smoothing top. Pound the pan on the counter to settle the batter. Bake until a toothpick comes out clean in center of cake, about 45-50 mins. (Mine took about 43 mins)

Cool the cake, on a rack, for 15 mins. Invert and re-invert to cool on wire rack. Cool completely before decorating or serving.

Cream Cheese Drizzle
4 ounces cream cheese, at room temp
1 tablespoon butter, at room temp
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon milk (Add more if needed)
Melt in microwave in 15-20 second intervals. Stir and drizzle on the top!

This cake was really awesome! Have it for breakfast with some coffee, for a snack or serve it up for the holidays you will not be disappointed!
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  1. Sounds wonderful. I love that bundt cakes go together so fast and turn out so wonderful. Seems like they should be a lot more work! :)

  2. You know I'm not crazy about chocolate with pumpkin but I'm thinking you might have something there adding white chocolate chips or hey, cinnamon chips! Thanks for the idea!

  3. I've been pumpkin crazy lately. This cake sounds delish! I love chocolate and pumpkin together - the glaze looks nice too :)

  4. Uhhhhh, my new favorite! I guess I didn't know I liked chocolate and pumpkin together! Great icing, moist cake, more please ;-)

  5. This sounds absolutely delicious. I love the drizzle too. Perfect fall dessert. Maria has some great recipes!

  6. Ohhh this cake would be dangerous in my house!!!
    Thanks for you comment on my blog.
    I hope we feel better soon. It is starting to get old!!! lol

  7. I've been craving pumpkin lately and this looks delicious as does the glaze! I too wish it would get cooler here in Tx.

  8. Your boyfriend is asking for pumpkin cheesecakes, and this morning when I told my boyfriend I was planning to make pumpkin scones, he says, wait, it's November. Aren't you done with pumpkin now? Ha ha.

    Your cake looks gorgeous, and I've been wanting to make this same cake since I saw it on Two Peas and Their Pod too! I love the cream cheese drizzle!

  9. Yummy cakes, that cream cheese glaze sounds divine! :)

  10. This wouldn't last long in our home! The glaze sounds divine!

  11. yum! this sounds and looks delish! some of my very flllllavorite flllllavors combine in this cake! i'll have to keep it in mind for my holiday baking list!

  12. Yummy, I have not tried pumpkin and chocolate, but now I think that I should!

  13. Hello, what a wonderful and delicious recipe, congratulations!

  14. pumpkin w/choc chips sounds great!

  15. I have seen this a couple of places and yours looks fantastic! I love the addition of the cream cheese glaze!

  16. Great looking cake. I love the pumpkin/chocolate combo. Super delish.

  17. What a lovely, yummy-looking bundt. I keep planning to do one with those really elaborate, decorative molds, but haven't etched out the time yet.

  18. What a gorgeous bundt! Love the addition of a cream cheese drizzle!