Friday, September 21, 2012

Pumpkin-Strega Cake

After the mini boys went to bed, I decided to continue my pumpkin + witch theme with a Pumpkin-Strega Cake. Click to read about Strega and my first foray into pumpkin bliss this season.

Okay, so this wasn't a huge success. I wouldn't categorize it as a 'flop' since Jake and I each ate a slice while snuggled on the couch with a swig of Strega and BBC's Sherlock Holmes; it was a nice date but the cake was on the dry side. If I had to do it again, I would add more olive oil and more eggs.

4 C white whole wheat flour
1 C organic granulated sugar
1 C maple syrup
2 eggs
4 t baking powder
2 t ground cinnamon
2 t ground nutmeg
1 T ground ginger
1 t ground cardmom
1/2 C milk
1/2 C whole milk yogurt
2 C pumpkin puree
2 T olive oil
1 T pure vanilla extract
2 T Liquore Strega

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and butter a baking dish; I used a 10" round baking stone. Blend all of the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. Add in the wet ingredients. Stir only until everything is moistened. Spoon and press lightly into the baking dish. Sprinkle with more sugar. Bake for 50-60 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Serve warm.

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