Monday, November 5, 2007

Pumpkin and Spiced Cider Pudding Cake

I always love to bake but when the weather starts to get colder and the holidays approach- I really get in the mood to bake! This is a fabulous dessert to make on a chilly fall evening!

1 cup flour
3/4 cup sugar
2 t baking powder
1/2 t pumpkin pie spice
1/4 t salt
1/2 cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
2 T vegetable oil
1/4 c milk
1 1/2 cups apple cider
1 T butter or margarine
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 T cornstarch
1/4 t pumpkin pie spice

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, 1/2 t pumpkin pie spice and salt in medium bowl. Stir in pumpkin, oil, and milk just until moistened. Spread in ungreased 8 x8 square baking dish (or double and put in a 9 x 13 pan). Heat apple cider and butter to boiling in a small saucepan over medium high heat. Meanwhile mix brown sugar, cornstarch, and 1/4 t pumpkin pie spice in small bowl. Sprinkle over pumpkin batter in baking dish. Pour boiling cider mixture over all. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until top is golden brown and edges are bubbly. Cool 15 minutes. Serve warm.

TIP OF THE DAY: Serve this warm with either Cool whip or fresh whipped cream.

Tomorrow's Daily Special: Maple Pecan Bread