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Pumpkin & Brown Sugar Layer Cake

Posted by on Nov 16, 2011 in Cake, Slider | 9 comments

Pumpkin & Brown Sugar Layer Cake

I celebrated Thanksgiving early this year since I have to go to work every year. Check out the Chocolate Pumpkin Pie that I made for our Thanksgiving gathering.


Pumpkin & Brown Sugar Layer Cake

I’m all about layer cakes now and this one turned out just as great as my Chocolate and Salted Caramel Layer Cake. Look at that tutorial to see more detailed pictures and instructions of assembling a layer cake.
Pumpkin & Brown Sugar Layer Cake

I made two batches of these pumpkin cupcakes and baked the batter for 20-25 minutes in four 6 inch cake pans.
Pumpkin & Brown Sugar Layer Cake

I’m sorry I didn’t take many pictures of how I made the cake. I came home from work, made dinner and then started making the cake. Next thing I know it’s 2am and I’m throwing chocolate sprinkles at a cake!

Brown Sugar Swiss Meringue Frosting
4 egg whites
1 cup packed brown sugar
3 sticks (345g) unsalted butter, cut into cubes (slightly cold but not too cold!)

1. In a heatproof bowl over a double boiler heat the egg whites and brown sugar until a candy thermometer reads 160 F. Stir the mixture constantly. Remove from the heat and with an electric mixer on high-speed whisk the egg whites for 8-10 minutes until the bottom of the bowl is no longer hot.

2. Add the cubes of butter one at a time on medium speed. The frosting will be slightly thin at first but will eventually turn thick and glossy.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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  1. Kathryn

    This is one great looking cake! Happy Thanksgiving!
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  2. Sarah, Maison Cupcake

    It looks wonderful! I wish I had the patience to make more layers but my oven will only bake one properly at a time and I’d lose the will to live baking 3 or 4.

    I’m regretting I’ve not come across a good supply of pumpkin puree in cans this year, normally I buy an extra half dozen for experimenting with next September as invariably I want to start baking pumpkin stuff before I have found any in the shops!
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    • Cupcake Kelly

      oh man that stinks! I make the little 6 inch ones cause all 4 fit in my oven at once! I bought loads of extra pumpkin this year. I’ve seen it at Partridges, Whole Foods, some Waitrose’s and on Ocado this year. Mmm, I could eat pumpkin pie all year round.

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  3. bakingaddict

    Wow that is an amazing layer cake! I love how neat the layers are and how tall the cake is. Happy Thanksgiving!
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  4. dharma

    As I like to make a layer cake as great as yours. regards
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  5. H.R.H Princess Sophia

    Nummmy Num- Num.

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  6. Sabine

    wauhhh…ich bin beeindruckt. Rezept habe ich mir auf jeden Fall notiert.
    Danke Danke.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Sabine
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  7. Lottie @ Lottiesworldofcakes

    WOW! Where do you even start with eating that! Looks absolutely incredible though, and so delicious!
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  8. Phuong

    LOVE all the layers! It looks so sophisticated with the white frosting and black sprinkles.
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