GOOD EATS: pumpkin spice cake with maple rum glaze

GOOD EATS: pumpkin spice cake with maple rum glaze

Fall thanksgiving treat: pumpkin spice cake with maple rum glaze/ The Sweet EscapeMan, there’s so much to love about fall. The colours, the fashion, the weather and all the fall flavours. So much pumpkin & spice everywhere you turn. Just ask Starbucks how the Pumpkin Spice Latte$ business is doing. There’s also Thanksgiving dinner. Yum. Whether you’re hosting or looking for something to bring as a guest, these mini pumpkin spice cake pack a spicy delicious punch.

So remember that cheaters version of pumpkin cake with cinnamon cream filling I made last fall? Yeah, will I just kicked it up a notch for this year. Same cheater recipe for the cake but I made them into cute little guys, ditched the cream filling and added some maple rum glaze instead. Sounds delish right? Yup, it is.

Fall thanksgiving treat: pumpkin spice cake with maple rum glaze/ The Sweet Escape

Cake
• 1 can of pumpkin pie filling
• 1 box of pecan cake mix
• 1/4 tsp. fresh ground nutmeg
• 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

Super crazy easy. You take your cake mix, ignore the ingredient list on the box and just mix it with the pumpkin pie filling and add some nutmeg & cinnamon to taste. Mix until all the lumps are gone. Done and done! Pour into well greased mini bunt pans or cupcake pans and cook in 350° oven for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Fall thanksgiving treat: pumpkin spice cake with maple rum glaze/ The Sweet Escape

Glaze
• 1 cup icing sugar
• 1/2 oz. spiced rum
• 1 oz. real maple syrup

While your delicious spiced pumpkin cakes are cooking, whip up some glaze. And by whip I literally mean, toss the ingredients in a bowl and whip them together until you get a similar consistency to below. If it’s too watery, add more sugar. If you like lots of glaze or making one big cake, double up the recipe. Make sure the cakes are cool then drizzle with glaze shortly before serving.

Fall thanksgiving treat: pumpkin spice cake with maple rum glaze/ The Sweet Escape

Use a wire rack with a tray to avoid big messy glaze puddles while you drizzle. Let them sit for about 30 minutes before serving.

Fall thanksgiving treat: pumpkin spice cake with maple rum glaze/ The Sweet EscapeThese are amazing on their own but toss a scoop of good quality vanilla ice cream and forget about it. That glaze may look all sweet and simple but trust me, there’s is so much flavour in there.

Fall thanksgiving treat: pumpkin spice cake with maple rum glaze/ The Sweet Escape

You can also make the cakes ahead of time, keep them in your freezer and just take them out a few hours before you want to serve and just glaze them.

Fall thanksgiving treat: pumpkin spice cake with maple rum glaze/ The Sweet EscapeDo you recognize these fab plates that I scored on my blogger thrift store tour? Yup, pretty happy with that purchase.
Fall thanksgiving treat: pumpkin spice cake with maple rum glaze/ The Sweet EscapeThanksgiving meal is a big deal and there’s lots to think about it. It’s ok to cut corners here and there. This recipe is super fast & easy but also super delicious. I promise it won’t leave your guests disappointed!


6 responses to “GOOD EATS: pumpkin spice cake with maple rum glaze”

  1. I love love love anything pumpkin in the fall. Even just the colour of one!
    This is going to be something i’ll be making this long weekend! Thanks a bunch for sharing! Beautiful photos!