Monday, October 31, 2011

Pumpkin Pound Cake with Apple Cider Glaze

Happy Halloween!!

I'm not really into ghosts and goblins on this holiday. I just don't really like being scared, I tell ya!

Even if tricks aren't for me, treats sure are!

I might put on my Dorothy costume complete with red heels and throw Zoe in a basket for good measure.

I will most probably watch Charlie Brown and the Great Pumpkin to start off the evening.

And I am definitely digging into some chili, pumpkin carving, apple cider and this delicious pumpkin pound cake. Do you think anyone will mind that I already tried it?

Mine is gluten free for one of my gf friends I will be spending the evening with. But you can easily omit the xantham gum and replace the flours with 3 cups all purpose, if you would like to have a gluten filled version!

What are your plans?? Have fun and be safe, friends!!

Pumpkin Pound Cake

1/2 c granulated sugar
1 c loosely packed dark brown sugar
1 stick of salted butter, softened
4 large eggs
1 15 oz can pumpkin
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 and 1/4 c brown rice flour
2 c oat flour
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp xantham gum
3/4 c buttermilk

- Butter and lightly flour a round bundt pant and preheat the oven to 350.
- Mix sugars and butter together on medium speed for a few minutes or until well incorporated. Add eggs, one at a time to incorporate then mix in pumpkin and vanilla.
- In a separate bowl, combine all dry ingredients with a fork. Add to pumpkin mixture, alternating with buttermilk until all is combined.
- Bake for 55 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes, turn out. Glaze.

Apple Cider Glaze

2 tbs apple cider
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 c powdered sugar

(No pumpkin pie spice? No problem. Add a dash of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice and ginger!)


  1. It goes without saying that I would love the pumpkin pound cake, but the apple cider glaze makes it even more special. I want to try that on pumpkin scones, muffins, and everything else pumpkin too!

  2. I really like pumpkin in baked breads. The apple cider glaze is intriguing. I'm certain that I've never tried that before. What did you wear for Halloween? We didn't dress up or attend (or throw) and parties, but since it was only Monday, that was fine. My folks visited over the weekend from Virginia and left for Las Vegas that morning. It was a marvelous time but it was nice to get back into our "normal" routine.

  3. From the looks of this poundcake, I'm guessing you had a pretty terrific Halloween! It's gorgeous and I love the sound of that apple cider glaze.

  4. This year, I forgot to buy candy. I had to turn off the lights and pretend I wasn't home LOL. I wish this cake would have been with me, it would have made great company... gorgeous!
    *kisses* HH