Sunday, January 08, 2012

So, Pumpkin is on Sale...Try This!

D's parents gave me a couple of cookbooks for Christmas.  They are Taste of Home cookbooks, so you know they have good recipes in them.  At the beginning of holiday schedule, I decided that I should find a pumpkin coffee cake to take to work. 

The Christmas recipe book had a great looking recipe in it.  Am I glad I tried it!  It was evidenced by an empty container at the end of the day.  Several people had multiple pieces.  Can't wait to find and try more recipes in these books!

Pumpkin Coffee Cake from Taste of Home Treasury of Christmas Recipes (original in parenthesis if I changed something)
Topping:  1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons cold butter
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Cake:  1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
6oz vanilla (or 8oz sour cream)
1 cup canned pumpkin (or 1/2 cup)
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 325.  In small bowl mix together topping ingredients, except pecans, until crumbly.  Stir in pecans and set aside.  In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar.  Add eggs on at a time.  Stir in yogurt, pumpkin, and vanilla.  Then stir in all dry ingredients. (I messed up and didn't read.  The instructions actually say to mix together yogurt, pumpkin and vanilla.  Then mix all dry ingredients.  Then add alternately with sour cream mixture.  Worked just fine how I did it.)  Spray a 13X9 pan with cooking spray.  Pour batter into pan.  Sprinkle with topping.  Place in oven and bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out of center clean.  Remove from oven and enjoy!


Anonymous said...

Still have a can of pumpkin on hand. I just might try this one!


Kristen said...

I love TOH recipes and that looks like a must try recipe for sure. Thanks for sharing! Oh - and happy new year!!

Erica said...

I'm a pumpkin addict...I hoard it this time of year so I can have it all year long ;) This looks totally delicious

Anonymous said...

who doesnt like pumpkin?! this sounds/looks delicioussssssssssssssss