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18 August, 2016

Pumpkin Earthquake Cake

Posted in : Desserts on by : tiffannybrandel

As summer is settling down, my thoughts have been wondering in the way of fall eating.  Thinking of pumpkin, especially!  Before I bombard you all with everything pumpkin in September and October, I thought I would start a little early.

Well, I started with a big one.  Pumpkin Earthquake Cake found on the Flour Me With Love site (what a cute name!!).

This recipe contains two different mixtures.  The first one is melted butter, soften cream cheese, vanilla and powdered sugar with butterscotch chips mixed in.

The second mixture is a white cake mix, pumpkin pie spice and pumpkin puree.

You spread this pumpkin mixture on the bottom of the greased 9×13 pan, followed by spoon dollops of the cream cheese mixture on to.  You then take a butter knife and swirl the two batters together.  Bake for 40-45 minutes and cool (make sure you follow this step, as you could really burn your mouth on the hot pumpkin if you try to eat it too early).

So, I sure understand why they call this earthquake cake!  It’s not the prettiest cake, as there are tunnels of pumpkin and cream cheese all throughout the cake making it a little uneven in some places.  But thats totally how its suppose to look!  Most important is the taste…and it is for sure tasty!  I was worried that the butterscotch chips were going to be overwhelming, but they melted wonderfully!  The pumpkin cake was just the right amount of spicy and moist.  The cream cheese/powdered sugar mixture was sweet and an unexpected surprise.

I will warn you though, this cake is rich.  Its not a cake that you can have too many pieces of…but really, that may be a good thing (it certainly is for me).  After saying that, it really is a wonderful dish.  It would be the perfect cake for a fall potluck!

Follow the link for the full recipe:  http://www.flourmewithlove.com/2014/11/pumpkin-earthquake-cake.html

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