Pumpkin Cake - to ice or butter?

oakhills, Oct 27, 2:00am
What would you prefer?
Cake is lovely, deep and moist.....pumpkin with spices:)If you were to ice it, what would you use?I feel it might be better as a loaf, but hate the thought of eating so much butter (really, there is no other way!)
Any ideas?


parkvale58956, Oct 27, 2:04am
How about a cream cheese icing as used on carrot cakes?

smileeah, Oct 27, 2:11am
That sounds good. Maybe with orange rind added?

cookessentials, Oct 27, 2:27am
if it is anything like my pumpkin loaves, I wouldn't ice it at all.

pam.delilah, Oct 27, 2:30am
and a littlebit of spice added. Also can you post recipe

oakhills, Oct 27, 3:00am
2 lge cups pumpkin (dry roasted)
1.5 - 2 cups sugar
1 cup oil
3 eggs
3 cups flour
.5 tsp salt
.5tsp BP
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp gr. cloves
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg

Blend pumpkin, sugar egg and oil.Sift dry ingredients.Pour pumpkin blend into dry ingredients and mix well.Cook in average oven for an hour and a half.

Piece of cake:)

pam.delilah, Oct 27, 3:07am
thanks you oakhills, for posting this recipe.

sp0_0kie, Oct 27, 9:14am
yep, cream cheese icing is the best with pumpkin pie... mmmm

sis inlaw is american & when they came over to visit last, she made one & oh so devine, well she sent me tins of the stuff & I still have 2 left, hesitant to use them but guess I better lolz.

so guessing it would be the same.

oh they use cream cheese icing in the recipe for a swiss roll type pumpkin slice & it is devine, but just as nice with the pie itself hehe.

elliehen, Oct 27, 10:33am
As a compromise, I sometimes make a thin butter icing and drizzle it from a spoon in zigzags across a cake.That way, it looks decorative and special but you're not over-indulging in either butter OR cream cheese!

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