Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Pumpkin (White) Chocolate-Chip Pound Cake


Hello there pumpkin friend!  I just wanted to let you know that I simply adore you.....you are full of gorgeous color, texture and taste (especially in a baked tasty treat).  :-)

I got to play a little bit with my pumpkin friend this past week.  I made some adorably d'lish mini loaves of Pumpkin (White) Chocolate-Chip Pound Cakes for my first month of The Cake Slice baking group.  My Dear Dad was part of an Art Tour a couple of  weekends ago in which he was able to open up his photography studio for all to come see and visit.  It is often a family affair when he does an art show.  My sister, my mom and even Jolie come together and help him set up, spruce up and even take down his pictures at the end.  Because I was not available to help him set up I offered to provide some of the refreshments (no better excuse to bake some special treats!) - I decided to make some goodies that were easily handled.....in other words, mini goodies!  I made Pecan Muffin Cutie Pies and slices of Mini Pumpkin (White) Chocolate Chip Loaves.  Both were HUGE hits and disappeared just like that!

I was particularly excited to make this Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pound Cake recipe for it is the first recipe I have made part of The Cake Slice Bakers group that I have recently joined.  We will be baking out of Cake Keepers Cakes by Lauren Chattman cookbook for the next 12 months.  Get ready for some wonderful recipes coming your way from this book....I have already tagged a bunch of DEE-lish recipes that appeal to me as I have been browsing through this book.


You can find all the lovely blogs that are also part of The Cake Slice Bakers group HERE. :-)




I was quite pleased with this recipe.  My mini loaves came out with a lovely crumb texture full of pumpkin flavor that only improved over time.  I did consider making a fluffy cream cheese frosting to go over the breads but then decided against it.  I felt like the yummy full flavor of the bread would be taken away from the frosting.  No need to foul around with a good thing!

Pumpkin (White) Chocolate-Chip Pound Cake
 (recipe from Cake Keeper Cakes cookbook)

Ingredients:


*1 3/4 cup flour

*1 tsp baking soda

*1 tsp baking powder

*1 tsp cinnamon

*1/2 tsp salt

*1/4 tsp ground ginger

*pinch of nutmeg

*1 stick butter, unsalted - softened

*1 1/4 cup sugar

*3 large eggs

*1 cup pumpkin puree

*1 tsp vanilla extract

*1/3 cup milk

*1 cup mini chocolate chips (I used white chocolate chips instead)

*1 cup chopped walnuts (I did not use these)


Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease desired bread pan (mini or regular) with non-stick spray and then lightly dust pans with flour.

2. Combine first 7 ingredients (dry ingredients) in a medium bowl.

3. Cream together butter and sugar in a large bowl.  Beat for 3 minutes until light and fluffy - scrap down bowl at least once.

4. Keeping the mixer on medium-low speed add in eggs, one at at time.  Scrap down bowl in between each addition of the eggs.   Add in pumpkin puree and vanilla extract - mix to combine. Add in milk...



5. Slowly add in flour mixture (1/2 a cup at a time) as mixer is on low speed.  Scrap down bowl to ensure all flour is combined to the pumpkin mixture.

6. With a wooden spoon stir in chocolate (which every kind you wish) chips and nuts (if desired) to batter....



7.  Pour batter into pan/pans.  Smooth the top of bread with a rubber spatula....



 Bake for 55 minutes for a regular size loaf pan and about 30-35 minutes for the mini loaves.  Bread should be firm to the touch and a toothpick inserted in the center should come out clean when fully baked.

8. Cool bread/breads in pan/pans for 5 minutes and then remove onto a wire rack to cool completely.  Slice and serve.

Enjoy!


Yum to Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pound Cake!!!


Happy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pound Cake Baking!

This recipe has been linked to....


From My Tiny Kitchen - Pumpkin Blog Hop Party

30 comments:

  1. Yes indeed, YUM to Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pound Cake, I'm saving this one!

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  2. Lovely pictures and I agree it was nice to bake something that didn't need a frosting, it just stood on its own two feet!

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  3. Your mini loaves look super yummy! I love the idea of white chocolate chips =)

    BTW, your blog is simply adorable...makes mine look kinda sad =( LOL

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  4. This looks oh so good!! I have it on my list to try, thanks!!

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  5. What a great idea, white chocolate chips in pumpkin cake! I never would have thought of that but I bet it's fabulous! I can't wait to see what else you bake up from Cake Keepers Cake. Sounds like my kind of cookbook (like I need another cookbook...).

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  6. I love the idea of white chocolate chips in this cake. I am just going to have to make it again :)

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  7. Oh my gosh this looks so amazing! I love pumpkin bread and white chocolate seems to me a perfect addition! Pound cake is one of my favorites, I hope to make this soooon, maybe I will blog about it too... yummmmm thanks for a great recipe!

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  8. Oh my goodness! I think I seriously need to remake this using white chocolate chips! Then maybe I'll make it a third time using butterscotch chips. Oh my! Hungry!!! Can you pass me a slice of that loaf please???

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  9. I love that you used white chocolate! Welcome to The Cake Slice.

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  10. Your pumpkin bread looks so moist! Love it! I made some today too:) Have fun with your new baking group!

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  11. The mini loaves look great and super moist. Love the added white choc chips, great idea

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  12. This looks delicious. I love all the different pumpkin recipes I'm finding these days.

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  13. Mmmm. I love that we get so many ideas of different ways to do it from different people in the baking group. I love white chocolate. Could you taste the white chocolate in the cake? Thanks.

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  14. I say yum to it too!! I need to make this soon!

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  15. Yum!!! They look so moist and delicious! I love pumpkin everything :)

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  16. Oh my, does this look wonderful!

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  17. So glad to bebaking along with you every month :-)

    I bet the white chocolate chips were yummy. I'll have to try this recipe again!

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  18. Hmmmm, I was immediately drawn in by Natasha's butterscotch addition but now I'm thinking white chocolate sounds kinda good too. :)
    ~ingrid

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  19. This would be great with my cup of Earl Grey tea now! Delicious!

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  20. I think my computer just shorted out....seriously DROOLING!!! What a great combo and your pictures are so very, very lovely!

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  21. This looks like a wonderful recipe for this time of year!

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  22. So I've heard of pumpkin bread and bars and muffins - but never before pumpkin pound cake. I love this idea and it looks absolutely delicious!

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  23. Looks great and so moist. I can imagine this is amazing.

    Plan B

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  24. pumpkin and chocolate chips. DEE-lightful!

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  25. Wasn't this cake delicious? So glad that you'll be joining us each month. I can't wait to try your cheesy onion blossom bread, it looks amazing! :)

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  27. Thanks for linking up to THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS!
    http://momscrazycooking.blogspot.com/search/label/THIS%20WEEKS%20CRAVINGS

    This recipe looks so YUMMY and I LOVE White Chocolate, so I will be making this FOR SURE!

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  28. That looks wonderful!

    Thank you for linking to This Week's Cravings - hope to see you next week!

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  29. Oh wow, that sounds delicious! So glad you linked up with us! - www.delightfulcountrycookin.com

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  30. I know this is an older post, but I bookmarked it, and now am printing it to add it to my baking list. I also was interested in knowing if the The Cake Slice Bakers are still around? I would love more information on that? (tinahudgens@aol.com) Sounds like alot of fun! :-)

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