Fall flavours of pumpkin and maple come together for a perfect dessert for a Halloween party. Or, change the decorations and enjoy for any autumn celebrations. Recipe courtesy of Foodland Ontario
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Baking Time: 50 minutes
Serves 12 to 16
2-1/2 cups (625 mL) all-purpose flour
2 tsp (10 mL) each baking powder and ground cinnamon
1 tsp (5 mL) baking soda
1/2 tsp (2 mL) each ground allspice and nutmeg
1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
3/4 cup (175 mL) butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup (175 mL) packed light brown sugar
3/4 cup (175 mL) Ontario Maple Syrup
3 Ontario Eggs
1-1/4 cups (300 mL) cooked Ontario Pie Pumpkin Purée
2 tsp (10 mL) vanilla
1 cup (250 mL) sifted icing sugar
5 tsp (25 mL) Ontario Milk
Orange food colouring
1 cup (250 mL) chocolate wafer crumbs
Gummy worms (about 15)
Spray 10-inch (3 L) Bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
In large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, allspice, nutmeg and salt; set aside.
In large bowl, using electric mixer, beat together butter, sugar and maple syrup until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time until smooth. Beat in pumpkin and vanilla until smooth. Stir in flour mixture until well combined. Spread into prepared pan, smooth top and bake in 350°F (180°C) oven for about 50 minutes or until cake tester inserted in centre comes out clean. Let cool in pan on wire rack for 5 minutes. Remove from pan; let cool completely on rack.
In small bowl, whisk together icing sugar and milk until smooth. Whisk in food colouring to tint as desired; pour over top of cake and let stand for 10 minutes. Fill centre with chocolate crumbs and decorate with gummy worms.