46 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 34
  • 4 Rating Star 6
  • 1 Rating Star 3
  • 3 Rating Star 1
  • 0 Rating Star 2

A simple-to-make pumpkin filling recipe and super chocolate glaze make this moist and easy, one-bowl cake a delicious dessert for Thanksgiving or Christmas.

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Ingredients

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour two 9x1-1/2-inch round baking pans; set aside.

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  • In an extra-large bowl combine buttermilk, water, oil, sugar, eggs, baking soda, and salt. Using a large wire whisk, whisk until well combined. Add flour and cocoa powder; whisk vigorously until smooth. Divide batter between prepared pans.

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  • Bake for 30 to 35 minutes until top springs back when lightly touched in center. Cool in pans on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pans and cool completely.

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  • In a medium bowl whisk together cream cheese, pumpkin, sugar, and cinnamon until thickened. Place one cake layer on plate. Spread filling over top. Top with second cake layer.

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  • In a saucepan bring whipping cream just to boiling over medium-high heat. Remove from heat. Add chocolate (do not stir). Let stand 5 minutes. Stir until smooth. Cool 15 minutes or until slightly thickened. Pour over cake, allowing glaze to drip down sides. Chill until set, about 30 minutes. Top with grapes and/or other desired toppers. Makes 14 servings.

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Nutrition Facts

431 calories, 23 g fat (8 g saturated fat, 4 g polyunsaturated fat, 11 g monounsaturated fat), 60 mg cholesterol, 254 mg sodium, 53 g carbohydrates, 1 g fiber, 37 g sugar, 6 g protein.

Reviews (2)

Most helpful positive review

12/01/2013
I love this cake, but this recipe calls for 1 ounce of cream cheese when it should be 1 8-ounce package of cream cheese.

Most helpful critical review

12/01/2013
I love this cake, but this recipe calls for 1 ounce of cream cheese when it should be 1 8-ounce package of cream cheese.
46 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 34
  • 4 Rating Star 6
  • 1 Rating Star 3
  • 3 Rating Star 1
  • 0 Rating Star 2
12/01/2013
I love this cake, but this recipe calls for 1 ounce of cream cheese when it should be 1 8-ounce package of cream cheese.
12/24/2016
Best cake on the planet!!!