The other day, I discovered Pumpkin Pudding. It looks like this:
Being a lover of all things pumpkin, I was shocked to learn this was not a new item. It has existed for at least a year, possibly more. After recovering from the kick I gave to myself for not discovering this last year, I quickly snatched up 3 boxes, knowing I’d figure out something to do with them when I got home. And figure out something, I did.
I started out with a spice cake. I used this recipe (minus the caramel icing) which made two lovely 8″ layers.
While the layers lay cooling, I made the pudding and let that chill. Once the layers were cool and the pudding was chill, I put them together, like so:
I put that in the fridge for a bit, and started contemplating what sort of icing to use that would enhance the overall eating experience. I had a little bit of the pudding left in the bowl, so I thought I’d try and make something that used up the rest of the pudding (there was no way I was letting THAT go to waste). So, I quickly wrote a Pumpkin Pudding Buttercream recipe. It went like this:
Pumpkin Pudding Buttercream.
What you’ll need:
8 oz butter, softened
3 TBSP pumpkin pudding (already made with milk)
4 cups confectioners sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 TBSP milk
What you’ll do:
In a large bowl, mix the butter and the pudding until there are no lumps. Add the confectioners sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and milk, and mix until smooth.
After I made the icing, I iced the cake, but I still felt it needed something. So I got a bag of slivered almonds, and covered the sides of the cake with them, like this:
After that, we ate it, and said a little thanks to the gods of autumn for making it the season with all the best flavors.