Pumpkin Pound Cake with Dark Chocolate Glaze Recipe Zoom

Pumpkin Pound Cake with Dark Chocolate Glaze Recipe

Fill your home with the scents of fall with this Pumpkin Pound Cake and Dark Chocolate Glaze. Wonderful for serving on Thanksgiving or as a breakfast treat one blustery Sunday morning, this homemade pound cake recipe is topped with a chocolate glaze that adds a perfect finishing touch to your treat. If you’re looking for a lighter or quicker option, you can also top the cake with a dusting of confectioners’ sugar for an equally stunning presentation.
Makes: About 16 servings
Skill Level: Beginner

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Step 1

Preheat oven to 325º F. Prepare fluted tube pan lightly with vegetable pan spray.

Step 2

In large bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice and salt.

Step 3

In large bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition; beat in vanilla. Continue to beat mixture 1-2 minutes until batter is pale in color. Add flour mixture to butter mixture in three additions, alternating with pumpkin and sour cream. Mix until just combined, scraping down bottom and sides of bowl as necessary. Pour into prepared pan, smoothing top of batter.

Step 4

Bake 55-60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Cool in pan on cooling grid 10 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely on grid.

Step 5

To prepare glaze, whisk together confectioners’ sugar, cocoa powder, milk and corn syrup in a medium bowl. Drizzle over cooled cake.

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all-purpose flour

3 cups all-purpose flour

baking powder

2 teaspoons baking powder

pumpkin pie spice

1-1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice


1 teaspoon salt

butter, softened

1 cup butter, softened (2 sticks)

firmly packed light brown sugar

1-3/4 cups firmly packed light brown sugar


3 eggs (at room temperature)

canned pumpkin

1 1/4 cups canned pumpkin (not pie filling)

sour cream

1/3 cup sour cream

confectioners' sugar

1 cup confectioners' sugar

cocoa powder

1/4 cup cocoa powder


2 tablespoons milk

corn syrup

1 tablespoon corn syrup

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