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Friday, November 09 2012

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.


Chocolate Harvest Cake
Recipe from 
Servings: 14
Prep Time: 40 mins
     cup  buttermilk
     cup  water
    2/3  cup  cooking oil
     cups  sugar
     teaspoon  baking soda
    1/2  teaspoon  salt
     cups  all-purpose flour
    3/4  cup  unsweetened cocoa powder
     ounce  cream cheese, softened
    1/3  cup  canned pumpkin
    1/4  cup  sugar
    1/4  teaspoon  ground cinnamon
    1/2  cup  whipping cream
     ounces  semisweet chocolate, chopped
        Seedless red grapes, whole blackberries or raspberries, toasted hazelnuts, or shredded orange peel
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour two 9x1-1/2-inch round baking pans; set aside.
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.
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.
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.
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.
nutrition information
Per serving: Calories 431, Total Fat 23 g, Cholesterol 60 mg, Sodium 254 mg, Carbohydrate 53 g, Fiber 1 g, Protein 6 g, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet 
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