A perfect dessert for a holiday meal – Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a real treat!
Makes 8 Servings
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Ingredients for Harvest Cake:
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- 1-teaspoon baking powder
- 1-teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup sugar
- ¼ cup packed brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- ¾ cup canned pumpkin
- ¼ C cooking oil
- ½ cup finely shredded carrot
- 1/3-cup buttermilk
- ¾ cup walnuts, toasted and chopped
- Powdered sugar for dusting
Grease and flour an 8x8x2 inch square pan or 9×1 ½ inch round cake pan.
In medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda and salt; set aside. Next, in a large mixing bowl combine sugars, pumpkin, eggs, and oil. Stir in carrots and buttermilk. Gradually beat in flour mixture, stir in walnuts. Pour into prepared baking pan. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack for 15 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely.
Place cake on serving platter and dust with powdered sugar. Just before serving spoon on warm Skillet Apples. Top each serving with a scoop of vanilla ice cream if desired!
Ingredients for Skillet Fruit:
- 4 Granny Smith apples (peeled, cored and sliced)
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- ½ cup fresh cranberries or 1 cup dried cranberries
In large skillet melt butter, stir in sugar. Add sliced apples and cranberries. Cook gently stirring occasionally, until apples are just tender (4 to 8 minutes). Remove from heat and let stand for 10 minutes.