Mini Pumpkin Cakes with Praline Sauce Recipe

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Mini Pumpkin Cakes with Praline Sauce Recipe
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Mini Pumpkin Cakes with Praline Sauce Recipe

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My family’s favorite holiday dessert is a real Southern treat. A warm praline sauce and sprinkling of pecans make each small pound cake even more decadent. —Diane Roark, Conway, Arkansas
MAKES:
18 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min + cooling
MAKES:
18 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min + cooling

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 cups canned pumpkin
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • PRALINE SAUCE:
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Directions

In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. In another bowl, beat the pumpkin, eggs, sugar, oil and butter until well blended. Gradually stir into dry ingredients just until blended.
Transfer to six greased and floured 5-3/4x3x2-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
For sauce, in a small saucepan, combine the brown sugar, butter and cream. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Pour over cakes; top with pecans. Yield: 6 loaves (3 slices each).
Originally published as Mini Pumpkin Cakes with Praline Sauce in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2013, p149

  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 cups canned pumpkin
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • PRALINE SAUCE:
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  1. In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. In another bowl, beat the pumpkin, eggs, sugar, oil and butter until well blended. Gradually stir into dry ingredients just until blended.
  2. Transfer to six greased and floured 5-3/4x3x2-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. For sauce, in a small saucepan, combine the brown sugar, butter and cream. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Pour over cakes; top with pecans. Yield: 6 loaves (3 slices each).
Originally published as Mini Pumpkin Cakes with Praline Sauce in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2013, p149

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Beth User ID: 9306322 277226
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2017

"I have been making this for years. It's great with the praline sauce but I find it doesn't need it and top with a bit of sifted powdered sugar upon serving. I double the spices and remove a 1/2 cup of pumpkin for applesauce instead. Also, needs a lot more baking time! My thick loaves go about 50 minutes. It's a great and easy recipe and usually when I make it I double the whole recipe. It keeps FOREVER."

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scrapngirl User ID: 7452114 184245
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2013

"Yummy!! Very easy to make. However it did require more baking time between 35-40 minutes. The sauce was awesome on the bread. Glad I have 4 more to eat!!"

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