Thursday, October 30, 2008


"I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion."
~ Henry David Thoreau

~ Pumpkins on parade
1 cup soft unsalted butter
3 cup sugar
5 large organic eggs
3 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
1/2 tsp. ginger
2 cups mashed pumpkin (canned is fine)
1/3 cup bourbon (or rum)
  • Preheat oven to 325-degrees.
  • Beat unsalted butter at medium speed about 2 minutes or until soft & creamy. Gradually add sugar, beating at medium speed 5-7 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating just until yellow disappears.
  • Combine flour and next 6 ingredients. Combine pumpkin and bourbon (rum). Add flour mixture to creamed mixture alternately with pumpkin mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Mix after each addition on low until blended.
  • Pour batter into greased and floured 10-inch tube pan. Bake for 1 hour and 25-30 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool cake in pan for 10 minutes before removing.


Monica the Garden Faerie said...

Wow, that recipe sounds awesome. I may just make that my dish to pass at the upcoming master gardener banquet, instead of my planned hummus. Though do you think it would work without the alcohol? I don't have any on hand and wouldn't drink it if I bought it, so...
~ Monica

Cindy said...

I love pound cake and pumpkin pound cake sounds so good. I love your pumpkins on parade too!

Anonymous said...

Cute quote, although I find pumpkins difficult to sit upon with their pointy stems. LOL. I'd like to make your pound cake and do it gluten and dairy free. Happy almost Halloween.~~Dee

joey said...

Hi Monica ~ yes, you can substitute the alcohol but the flavor will be different. If you choose to retain the flavor, use 1-2 tsp. rum extract and enough liquid like apple cider or juice or orange juice to = the 1/3 cup of bourbon/rum. Vanilla extract is also a good substitute (with this I would use milk or sour cream to = the 1/3 cup liquid).

I LOVE pound cakes also, Cindy, and why you see so many posted here. Not a big fan of frosting, I like to nibble on thin slices with caffe espresso or rich coffee like Starbucks French Roast.

joey said...

Now that's funny, Dee :) Happy Halloween!

Anonymous said...

Another celebrated day with your sister. I love pumpkins so much. The more the merrier.

Katarina said...

Happy Halloween!

Anonymous said...

Hi Joey, your recipes are always enticing. Thanks for the rum extract and cider addition you gave Monica, sounds like a good treat for when my family comes for Thanksgiving.

joey said...

Yea ... your're back in action, Anna! Being a pumpkin lover, today is your kind of day. Happy Halloween!

Thanks Katarina. The day should be a hoot ... going to my youngest son's costume party.

Hi Frances! I have only prepared the recipe as posted but I imagine they would be fine substitutes. There are many great recipes out there requiring no alcohol, which I'd probably try instead. Loved your Halloween Post!