Just as a warning, the mixture had tons of tiny flecks of butter-sugar no matter if you use room temperature eggs or cold ones. Go on and add the dry ingredients and the lumps will disappear. I left out the crystallized ginger (couldn't find it), so upped the ginger to 1/2 tablespoon. The first time I made this recipe, I baked it in a bundt pan for about 45 minutes, then frosted it with tinted store bought cream cheese frosting to look like a pumpkin- covered an ice cream cone in green frosting for the stem. The cake turned out really, really well- so moist and with great flavor and really cute. The second time I actually made it into cupcakes! I frosted the cupcakes with cream cheese frosting made by beating together 8 oz softened cream cheese, 1/2 cup softened salted butter, 3 1/2-4 cups powdered sugar, and 1/2 tablespoon butter flavoring. I know the butter flavoring sounds bizarre, but it somehow mellows out and brings the other flavors together. The wonderful frosting on the fantastic cupcakes made these some of the best cupcakes I've ever had!
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Just as a warning, the mixture had tons of tiny flecks of butter-sugar no matter if you use...