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Pumpkin Ale Layer Cake

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Pumpkin Ale Layer Cake
  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 45 min
  • Servings 12
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Pumpkin and beer flavors come together for a unique dessert.

Ingredients

Cake

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ yellow cake mix
1/2
cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
1
cup brown ale or pumpkin ale beer
1/3
cup vegetable oil
4
eggs
2
teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

Pecans

2
cups whole pecans
2
tablespoons real maple syrup
1
teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/4
teaspoon salt

Frosting

4
oz cream cheese, softened (from 8-oz package)
1/2
cup butter, softened
1/8
teaspoon salt
3
tablespoons brown ale or pumpkin ale beer
4
cups powdered sugar

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Grease bottoms only of three 8-inch round cake pans with shortening. Line bottom of each pan with cooking parchment paper. Grease parchment paper with shortening.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat Cake ingredients with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour about 1 2/3 cups batter into each pan. Bake 19 to 23 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pans. Remove parchment paper from bottoms of cakes. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 3 Decrease oven temperature to 300°F. Line 15x10x1-inch pan with cooking parchment paper. In medium bowl, stir all Pecan ingredients until well blended. Spread in pan. Bake 10 minutes; stir. Bake 10 minutes longer, stirring after 5 minutes, until toasted. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 4 Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat cream cheese, butter and 1/8 teaspoon salt with electric mixer on low speed until creamy. Beat in 3 tablespoons beer. Gradually beat in powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, on low speed until smooth.*
  • 5 Place 1 cake layer, top side down, on serving plate. Frost top of layer with 3/4 cup frosting. Top with another cake layer, top side up; frost with 3/4 cup frosting. Top with remaining cake layer and frosting. Top with pecans.
Tips  

*If frosting is too thick, beat in a few drops of beer until desired consistency.

Brown ale is a style of beer with a dark amber or brown color. Flavors can range from sweet to malty but hoppy.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
610
(
Calories from Fat
290
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
32g
49%
(
Saturated Fat
10g
50%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
95mg
31%
Sodium
450mg
19%
Potassium
150mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
76g
25%
(
Dietary Fiber
2g
9%
,
Sugars
58g
)
Protein
5g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
40%
40%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 6 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
5
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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