Pumpkin Chocolate Dessert Cake Recipe

Pumpkin Chocolate Dessert Cake Recipes

  • PREP 20 mins
  • COOK 40 mins
  • READY IN 1 hr


Original recipe makes 1 - 9 inch layer cake

  •  2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  •  2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  •  1 1/2 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice
  •  2 teaspoons baking powder
  •  1 teaspoon baking soda
  •  3/4 cup butter
  •  2 cups white sugar
  •  1/3 cup applesauce
  •  3 eggs, beaten
  •  1/2 cup heavy cream
  •  1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin
  •  1 cup brown sugar
  •  1/2 cup butter
  •  1/3 cup heavy cream
  •  1 cup confectioners' sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9 inch Bundt pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix the flour, cocoa powder, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder and baking soda. In a large bowl, beat together 3/4 cup butter, 2 cups sugar, applesauce, and eggs. Mix in 1/2 cup heavy cream and pumpkin. Stir into the flour mixture just until blended. Spread evenly in the prepared pan.
  3. Bake 40 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool in the pan over a wire rack. Invert cake onto a serving plate.
  4. Place the brown sugar, 1/2 cup butter, and 1/3 cup heavy cream in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil while stirring to blend until smooth. Cook until sugar is dissolved. Whisk in the confectioner's sugar, and drizzle over the cake immediately.
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