Sheesh that's a long title. But at least you already know where I'm going with this, right? And you know it's gonna be good. Mission accomplished.
I've been waiting for a couple weeks to make this but I knew I needed a good excuse to make a cake. After all, with a family size of three, an entire cake would be slightly ridiculous.
But then I remembered that it's been a couple months since I last brought a 3:00 pick me up dessert of deliciosity to my husband's office. So that solved my "who the heck is going to help us eat an entire cake" dilemma.
And it just so happened that the day I made it, Wednesday, was the same day that the firm's newest lawyer started working there. I like when stuff like that works out.
Okay, grab some help from Duncan Hines and pour their spice cake mix into a large bowl. Add in eggs, milk and oil. Stir quickly to combine.
Then fold in some fresh pumpkin puree. Or you could use canned pumpkin if your corner of the world has it in stock.
Then, evenly divide the batter among three pans that have been rubbed down with a bit of Crisco.
I liked using these foil cake pans for a couple reasons:
#1 - The edges are scalloped which made the cake look prettier.
#2 - I didn't have to wash any pans! Score!
Bake the cake at 350 for 25-30 minutes or until the cake top springs back when lightly touched.
For whatever reason, Blogger seems to think this photo should be vertical. I tried three times to get it uploaded the right way. We'll call it an "artistic" shot. :)
When your cream has been beaten to the "stiff peak" stage, beat in powdered sugar and vanilla.
Ah, yummy. Feel free to do a "quality control" taste test at this point.
Then quickly fold in the melted butterscotch chips.
If you really want to up the flavor, add in some butterscotch extract.
Now, since I was taking this to the firm office and since I don't have a cake carrier, I decided to assemble it on site.
And the lunch room lighting isn't all that flattering.
Layer the cakes with the butterscotch whipped cream in between. Then pour the dark chocolate ganache over the whole thing.