I would like to take a hot minute to complain about the fact that it is snowing outside. SNOWING, PEOPLE. I am being dramatic. It is barely snowing. Just a few little flakes blowing around that won’t even stick to the ground. But still. I am not ready. My hatred for snow runs deep. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good comfy sweater, and cozying up with some hot chocolate. But, having to wake up earlier than usual to spend 20 minutes brushing snow off my car and frantically trying to scrape an inch of ice off my windshield when I have the upper body strength of a hamster is not my idea of a good time.
Snow rant is over. Let’s talk about cake.
Well, here we are with yet another pumpkin recipe. I know I know. Your sick of it. Or maybe you love it and can’t get enough. Tis’ the season for pumpkin! So we are going to use it all! USE ALL THE PUMPKIN!
This recipe isn’t just pumpkin. It also has chocolate. Everyone loves chocolate! Who would have thought that pumpkin and chocolate go together?! They do. They really, really do. You get the sweet from the chocolate and the spice from the pumpkin and together they create a flavor party in your mouth. Not sure why I just used the phrase “flavor party…in your mouth.” It was weird. I feel weird. Life is weird. I apologize.
ANYWAY. I feel like its been a while since we made a cake. Maybe it hasn’t been. I have no concept of time, so maybe we just made one. Who knows. I’m a big fan of layer cakes. If you’ve been here a while you know that I also love naked layer cakes. They are rustic and appealing to my eyeballs. I like that you can see all the individual layers and the frosting squished in between. This cake especially I wanted to leave naked because of its layers of chocolate and pumpkin! It looked awesome and I couldn’t bear to cover it up with frosting. Also, if you don’t frost the outsides, you don’t need to make as much frosting.
I used 6 inch pans for this and got 2 pumpkin layers and 1 chocolate layer so I just cut the chocolate layer in half so I would have 4 total cake layers. If you wanted to get crazy you could cut all the layers in half and make a 6 layer cake. Go crazy. Do what makes you happy.
You could also just use 8 inch pans instead. Or make cupcakes. Or swirl the batters together in a loaf pan. Endless possibilities.
On a side note, Lauren and I were contacted by Urban Outfitters Europe about making a Halloween themed dessert for there blog! So we did it!
We made Oreo cupcakes and you can read about them over here! Just click the little link!
Have a happy Halloween and eat lots of candy!
Recipe adapted from Eat In Eat Out