Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Pumpkin-Chocolate Chip Cake and Bread w/ Praline Glaze

It's that time of the year for all things pumpkin and I wanted to share a few of my favorite pumpkin delights. Here are two of my all time, favorite pumpkin desserts that are just heavenly and are totally worth the calories, cher. I always make sure that I'm having company when I make this cake, or otherwise I'd eat the whole thing! Enjoy!

Pumpkin-Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake w/ Praline Glaze # 1

1 package yellow cake mix
1 pkg. pumpkin spice instant pudding mix
4 eggs
1 cup water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Grease and flour a 10 inch bundt pan. In large bowl, stir together cake mix and pudding mix.

 Make a well in the center and pour in eggs, water, oil, and pumpkin. With electric mixer,  beat on low until blended and then on medium for 3 minutes. Stir in chocolate chips.

Pour into prepared pan and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 45 to 50 minutes or until knife comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes and invert onto a cake plate. Glaze with Praline Glaze  # 1, (recipe below), when completely cool.

 Praline Glaze #1

1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/3 cup evaporated milk
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Melt butter in saucepan and then add sugar and milk. Bring to a boil, on medium low heat and continue to boil and stir for 2 minutes and remove from heat. Stir in vanilla extract and gradually whisk in the powdered sugar. Drizzle immediately over cake. Sinfully good!

Here is another version of this cake, except made from scratch in the form of a bread. Equally delicious and so good with your morning coffee or tea. Cest bon, cher! Divine!

Chocolate Chip-Pumpkin Bread w/ Praline Glaze #2

1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 cup canned pumpkin
3/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Combine the flour, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, salt, and  baking soda in large bowl. In separate bowl, beats eggs, sugar, oil, and pumpkin. Stir into dry mixture, until just blended. Fold in chocolate chips.

Pour into a greased 8x4 inch loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes or until toothpick in center comes out clean. Cool for 15 minutes and remove to a plate. Note: I covered with foil for the last 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, make Praline Glaze #2 .

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans
In heavy saucepan, heat butter, brown sugar, and pecans, on medium heat, and bring to a boil. Lower heat and cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and pour over top of warm pumpkin bread. Fab!

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Hope you're all having a wonderful week! Merci beaucoup for stopping by!


Mary | Deep South Dish said...

Very nice - yum!

hidden art of homemaking said...

YUMMY..I think I could just eat a big bowl of that praline glaze right by itself....these look so good...I hope you are enjoying the fall weather...maybe it is cooling off for always, I love your blog...

Karen Jones Gowen said...

More with pecans! I must get a bag next time I go to Costco. And what is it about pumpkin and chocolate chips that are so delicious together? You wouldn't think they'd match up but they do! I must try this!

Eddie Bluelights said...

Now look - you're not improving my figure at all with those delicious creations that I could never refuse. LOL.

Joanne said...

Marguerite, I'll come over for company and help you eat that bundt cake any time!! Yum :)

Anonymous said...

It looks great sure with those ingredients is yummy too.And the glaze looks fanatstic;)

Susanna Powers said...

This looks delicious, Marguerite! I think I'll make in on vacation. and the holidays! thanks, sp

ellen abbott said...

I showed Marc, who does the cooking, the recipe and hinted but I think it would just be easier for you to send me that one.

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Miriam said...

That pumpkin bread looks to die for!!! Miriam@Meatless Meals Foe Meat Eaters

Cloudia said...

my oh MY!!!

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kitchen flavours said...

Both your cakes look delicious! And I am a great fan of bundt cakes! Yum!!

Kat said...

I love this time of year! And I love pumpkin. That cake looks delicious. I will have to make it when we have company too. Thanks, as always.

Teresa@1800 Farmhouse Rd said...

Yum! I am going to try some of your deserts! I could eat anything if it had praline on it, lol. I am a new follower.

Michelle B said...

Really digging all of this baking you are doing. And I love that there are choc chips in the pumpkin cake. Yum!

Marguerite said...

Mary- Thanks for the nice compliment and for stopping by, cher!

Mona- Merci, it's fab and I hope you make it and the cake! We've been having beautiful weather for about two weeks, now. Hope you are, too.

Karen- The chocolate chips go perfect with the pumpkin and the pecans and I hope you try both of these recipes. Thanks for coming by!

Eddie- Trust me, cher, you would not be able to refuse them! lol You'll just have to dance the calories off! lol

Joanne- Thanks, I would love it if you could come over, but the next best thing would be for you to make it, instead! :)

Dzoli- Thanks so much for your sweet comment! Glad you like them and hope you try them! The glaze is divine!

Mary said...

Love love love that pumpkin bread and the praline glaze sounds fabulous.

Drick said...

both look to be sinfully good, love that praline glaze on the bread,,, yummy -
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Linda Starr said...

I love bundt and pumpkin. I could eat pumpkin every day.

Marguerite said...

sussah- Thanks, so glad you like them and want to give them a try! You're welcome, cher!

ellen- lol- This cake is so easy to make that even Marc could make it! I would send you one, but the glaze would melt! lol

cwg- Tis the season! Thanks for stopping by!

Cloudia- Thanks, so glad you approve! Have a wonderful weekend in paradise, cher!

Miriam- Thanks, it definitely is, and I hope you try it! Have a great weekend!

kf- Thanks so much for your sweet comment and for coming by! Hope you try the bundt cake!

Pat Tillett said...

Yum! They sound and look so good!
Hope you are doing well. I'm sure I have some catching up to do.

Martha said...

This looks awesome! I don't usually eat sweets but I'd definitely put a big slab of this cake on my dessert plate!!

Honey at 2805 said...

It's such a please to visit you and drool over your wonderful food!

Thanks so much for linking to Potpourri Friday. You participation is appreciated.

Angela Alpaugh said...

Oh honey, honey, I love this post with all these amazing creations! Following you back!

Olivia said...

Yum! I'm a new follower and I pinned your pumpkin cake!

Yona said...

Are you serious???? That looks absolutely delicious. I also see you have recipes that use an Amaretto Glaze.

I need to get a Bundt pan ASAP.

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Miz Helen said...

Hi Marguerite,
Your "Pumpkin Goodies" look so delicious. I will have to have some both, of course. Thank you so much for sharing your great recipes with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a fabulous week and come back soon!
Miz Helen

Marguerite said...

Kat- I love Fall and pumpkin, too. Thanks, it's divine and I hope you try it. You're very welcome, cher!

Teresa- Hi and welcome! Thanks so much for your lovely comment and for stopping by! Love your blog and am now following you, too!

MM- Thanks, cher! The pumpkin and chocolate chips go so well together, and I hope you try it! It's fab!

Mary- Thanks, so glad you like it and hope you give it a try! The praline glaze is heavenly! Enjoy!

Drick- You got dat right, cher! Both = Sinfully Good! lol Hope you try them! Thanks for the reminder!

Linda- If you love pumpkin and bundt cakes, then you need to make both of these, cher! You'll be glad you did! lol

Meg Luby said...

Holy gosh, praline glaze on bread!? Wow. Awesome. Never would have thought of that for myself and really really want to try it now.

Sorry I haven't commented in so long! I have kind of fallen off the blogosphere this summer but, I still have been following and still love your recipes and will be a more devoted follower starting now!

Thanks for always posting such awesome pieces :)

Kim McCallie said...

I think I could eat that whole pot of praline sauce. Wow! It looks amazing as does the cake and bread. Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

Chris said...

Hi Marguerite, thanks for the great recipe. I can see me eating this with a large dollop of vanilla ice cream. Yummy!! I recently found your blog and am now following. Please pop on over to mine and perhaps you would like to follow me also. I would like that. Hugs, Chris