Friday, October 5, 2012

Baked and Happy Friday

Happy Friday everyone! I've been thinking about Thanksgiving (in Canada) this weekend, and thought I should work out what we're doing for the dinner. Yikes. I can definitely check off the dessert now. I've made several variations of this recipe, but the addition of caramel and sea salt really amps it up. This is so easy and pretty delicious. If I had had more whipping cream, I would have added that on top. Next time ;) 

Pumpkin Cakes with Roasted Apples and Caramel Glaze - makes 12 cakes

1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
5 large eggs
2 cups canned pure pumpkin
1 cup vegetable oil
3 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
pinch of salt

Preheat oven to 350f/180c. Lightly grease a large muffin tin and set aside. In a large bowl, beat together the eggs and granulated sugar for a few minutes, until fluffy. Add the brown sugar, a little at a time, and beat until thick and fluffy. Add the pumpkin puree and beat until smooth. With beaters running, slowly add the oil in a steady stream, until well combined. 

In another bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt. Add dry ingredients to pumpkin mixture, a little at a time, stirring well. Spoon into greased tin and bake for about 25-30 minutes or until a skewer, inserted in centre, comes out clean. 

Roasted Apples
5 gala apples, cored and cut into 8's
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon sugar

Place apples in baking dish. Drizzle lemon juice over top and sprinkle with sugar. Bake in a 375f oven for about 40 minutes or until soft. 

Caramel Glaze
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1 cup whipping cream
1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract

Pour water into a saucepan, then add sugar. On medium high heat bring the water and sugar to a boil, without stirring. Cook until the sugar begins to lightly brown then stir a little until a deep golden brown. Slowly add the whipping cream and vanilla and whisk until smooth. Allow to cool. 

To assemble, place cake on a small plate with a few pieces of apple and drizzle caramel over top. Sprinkle with a little sea salt. Enjoy!

If you're Canadian, have a happy Thanksgiving! Have a great weekend everyone!



PinkPanthress said...

❤ Happy Thanksgiving to You! ❤

Robert Edmonds said...

Delicious!!! Happy Thanksgiving.

lisaroyhandbags said...

These look scrumtious! I baked the traditional pumpkin pie ~ you know guys ~ they know what they want! Happy Thanksgiving! :)

Jan Halvarson said...

Yum! Just might make these this weekend! Happy Thanksgiving!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

Happy Thanksgiving weekend, Janis! :)

homeboundtheheartoflife said...

i hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving Day weekend so far. xoxo

Meesh @ I Dream of Chairs said...

Oh Yum! These look seriously delicious...pumpkin, apples and salted caramel. I want a tall cold glass of milk just thinking about these.