zondag 24 oktober 2010

Halloween Spice Cake

So this week it's this month's Potluck again over on IHCC, We can make any recipe we like as long as it is one from Giada. Since i don't have any cookbooks of her i'm depending on her recipe's online. The site of the Foodnetwork is in Halloween spirit, since it is less then a week till the day. So i thought it would be nice to cook up something special for the holiday, found't this great recipe for this delicious spice cake.

But what kind of day is Halloween? We don't celebrate halloween over here in the Netherlands, but you here a lott about it in american movies and Tv-series. Lets find out..(overhere)

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for pan
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
2/3 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Powdered sugar, for dusting
For the cake: Place an oven rack in the center of the oven. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter and flour a 9 by 5-inch loaf pan. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, cocoa powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice.

In a large bowl, beat the sugars, oil, applesauce, eggs, and vanilla extract to blend. Add the dry ingredients and stir until just blended. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top with a spatula. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool the cake for 10 minutes. Unmold the cake and place on a wire rack to cool completely. Dust with powdered sugar and cut into slices for serving.

5 opmerkingen:

  1. This looks amazing...so moist and delicious! Perfect for Halloween...or anytime in Autumn, really!

  2. Lovely spice cake! Perfect for the season. I forget that some countries don't know Halloween. We like to dress up the pups and sit out on the (cold) deck and hand out treats to children as they go house to house. It is fun to see them dressed up - especially the very little ones.

  3. Your pictures of this spice cake are beautiful and it looks delicious. My kids and I are crazy about Halloween. It's such a festive time of year with all the decorations, costumes, pumpkins, and lots of candy! Thanks for joining us at IHCC.

  4. This cake would be wonderful along side a nice, strong cup of tea. Looks delicious!

  5. We don't really celebrate Halloween here in New Zealand either (though in recent years it has started to gain a bit of popularity), but I think this spice cake would be delicious any time of year.
    Sue :-)