Maple Icing Pumpkin Cake!

It is that time of the year again when you find “pumpkin everything.” I use this time of the year to make all those yummy pumpkin desserts and this Maple Icing Pumpkin cake was a huge hit.
Pumpkin Cake-Maple Icing

This was a simple recipe to make and any excuse to throw pecans on top of anything and I am doing it.  I keep saying that I want to be a rule breaker and serve pumpkin any time of the year.  I guess we have to have the excitement of the fall season and pumpkin is part of it.  

Maple Icing Pumpkin Cake
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Ingredients
  1. 2 cups flour
  2. 1 cup sugar
  3. 3 tsp baking powder
  4. 1 tsp salt
  5. 1 egg
  6. ⅓ cup butter
  7. ½ cup milk
  8. 1 cup canned pumpkin
  9. 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
Streusel topping
  1. ½ cup pecans
  2. ¼ cup flour
  3. ½ cup brown sugar
  4. ½ tsp cinnamon
  5. ¼ cup butter
Glaze
  1. 1 cup powdered sugar
  2. 2 tablespoons milk
  3. ½ teaspoon maple flavoring
Cake
  1. Mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt egg, butter, milk, pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice.
  2. Pour batter into a greased 9×13 inch pan.
Streusel Topping
  1. Combine chopped walnuts, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and butter, mix until crumbly.
  2. Sprinkle evenly over batter.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes.
  4. Let cool completely before adding maple glaze.
Maple Glaze
  1. Mix together powdered sugar, milk and maple flavoring.
  2. Drizzle the glaze over the pumpkin cake.
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 Pumpkin Cake-Maple Icing (3 of 12)

I made this dessert for a few of my girl friends last month.  Every time I make a dessert, I have to leave some of it behind for the family.  I took half of the pumpkin cake to the girls and the other half stayed at home.  

Pumpkin Cake-Maple Icing (6 of 12)

 

I did manage to get a piece that evening and I was lucky enough to have one for breakfast the next morning.  Good thing I had it for breakfast, other wise I would have never had another piece.  This one is on the list to make again, which my family claims that I never make anything twice.  

What is your favorite fall recipe? 

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