Happy 1st official weekend of fall!  I have one more pumpkin recipe to share with you this week and then I have something even more exciting for you!

These Mini Pumpkin Olive Oil Cakes are glazed with the same Cinnamon Spice Glaze that I used on the Pumpkin Scones that I shared with you earlier this week.  The olive oil is the fat source in this cake and it makes them extra moist and makes you feel good about eating them!

These cakes would be great in place of a morning coffee cake or to serve at any fall party.  I made mine in a mini cake pan that is shaped like little pumpkins, but you could use a mini bundt pan or even a regular muffin pan.  Just make sure to see my note in the recipe about altering the baking time for different sized pans.

Speaking of that adorable pumpkin cake pan……I am giving one away to one of you!  And that’s not all, I’m giving you other fun Halloween baking equipment to go along with it!

In addition to that pumpkin pan, one reader will win a Halloween cookie pan, regular and mini cupcake liners and cupcake decorations and a set of cookie cutters!  These are all Wilton products, because they make the good stuff!

To enter the giveaway:

1.  Leave a blog post comment telling me the best Halloween costume you have ever worn.

2.  Like Satisfy My Sweet Tooth on Facebook and leave a comment letting me know you did.

3. Follow Satisfy My Sweet Tooth on Twitter and leave a comment letting me know you did.

4.  Tweet the following message:  “Win a Fall Baking Package from @satisfymysweet!” and leave a comment letting me know you did.

5.  Follow me on Pinterest and leave a comment letting me know you did.

 *Giveaway open to U.S. residents only.  Must have a valid email address to enter.  Entries accepted until 10/01/12.  Winner will be chosen at random, will be notified via email and have 48 hours to reply before another winer is chosen.  Giveaway sponsored by Satisfy My Sweet Tooth.

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Mini Pumpkin Olive Oil Cakes
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Recipe type: Cake, Dessert, Snack
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Serves: 6
 
Moist and flavorful individually-sized pumpkin cakes with cinnamon spice glaze
Ingredients
  • For the cakes
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • ¾ cup white whole wheat flour
  • ⅔ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • For the glaze
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray mini cake pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a small bowl, combine flours, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat pumpkin, eggs, olive oil, brown sugar and honey until combined.
  4. Add dry ingredients to pumpkin mixture and mix until well combined.
  5. Pour batter evenly into mini cake pan filling each cavity ~2/3 full. Bake until toothpick inserted into center of cakes comes out clean.
  6. *NOTE: Baking time will vary depending size of pan cavities. For a mini bundt pan, begin checking cakes after 8-10 minutes of baking. The larger the cavities of the pan, the longer the cakes will take to bake completely.
  7. Remove cakes from oven and cool completely.
  8. Combine ingredients for glaze and drizzle over cooled cakes.
  9. Recipe adapted from Soffia Wardy

beat pumpkin, eggs, olive oil, brown sugar and honey until combined

add dry ingredients and mix well

pour batter evenly into well-greased pan, bake and cool completely before glazing


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63 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Cassie
    Sep 22, 2012 @ 2:44 pm

    So pretty, Mercedes! I love baking with olive oil (and of course, with pumpkin)!

    Reply

    • Mercedes
      Sep 22, 2012 @ 2:50 pm

      Thanks Cassie! I had a little glitch with my giveaway so come on back if you would like to enter to win some fall baking goods! Have a great weekend!

      Reply

  2. Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    Sep 22, 2012 @ 3:34 pm

    These are so cute, Mercedes! There’s nothing I like more than pumpkin baked goods :).

    Reply

  3. Lethea B
    Sep 22, 2012 @ 6:30 pm

    My very best costume ever was Cleopatra, total fun!

    Reply

  4. Lethea B
    Sep 22, 2012 @ 6:32 pm

    Following Satisfy My Sweet Tooth on Twitter as Luvdaylilies

    Reply

  5. Lethea B
    Sep 22, 2012 @ 6:33 pm

    Now following you on pinterest as Lady L~please follow back=)

    Reply

  6. luv what you do
    Sep 22, 2012 @ 8:44 pm

    The cakes looks so tasty! I bet your house smelled amazing and just like fall!
    My favorite Halloween costume was when I was Snow Fright. A big group of us went as adult disney characters. It was really fun!

    Reply

  7. Amy @ Spin The Meal
    Sep 23, 2012 @ 12:55 pm

    Hello from another Twin Cities food blogger! Just found your blog and love it!!! SO many great recipes to try. Just “liked” you on Facebook. What a fun giveaway…please enter me in the drawing!!!

    Reply

    • Mercedes
      Sep 23, 2012 @ 8:52 pm

      I am so glad you found me because I love “meeting” other MN Food Bloggers! You are entered in the giveaway! Thanks for stopping by!

      Reply

  8. Jennie
    Sep 23, 2012 @ 3:28 pm

    Best only because it made me the happiest…Casper the Friendly Ghost. My mom made plenty of beautiful costumes, but it must have been to her great chagrin that this is what made me excited!

    Reply

  9. emily (a nutritionist eats)
    Sep 23, 2012 @ 3:31 pm

    We recently had an olive oil based dessert and it was AMAZING!
    I tweeted! (I don’t have any good costumes…)

    Reply

    • Mercedes
      Sep 23, 2012 @ 8:53 pm

      I saw the photo on Instagram of the olive oil dessert you had and it looked soooo good!

      Reply

  10. Christie
    Sep 23, 2012 @ 11:15 pm

    Yum! These look delish! Best costume I had was Wilma (my best friend was Betty) from the Flinstones.

    Reply

    • Mercedes
      Sep 24, 2012 @ 8:06 pm

      Sounds like a cute costume! Thanks for entering Christie!

      Reply

  11. claire
    Sep 23, 2012 @ 11:32 pm

    One time I was a “fire fairy”. I had a beautiful handmade costume, loved it

    Reply

    • Mercedes
      Sep 24, 2012 @ 8:06 pm

      Handmade costumes are usually the best! Thanks for entering Claire!

      Reply

  12. Elaine
    Sep 24, 2012 @ 7:43 am

    I always procrastinate with Halloween costumes, so I don’t have a great list to choose from. But I’d have to say that I loved dressing up as a cowgirl- already had all of the items and it was comfy 🙂

    Reply

    • Mercedes
      Sep 24, 2012 @ 8:08 pm

      I was a cowgirl last year for the same reason! Thanks for entering!

      Reply

  13. Elaine
    Sep 24, 2012 @ 7:44 am

    I follow you on twitter!

    Reply

  14. Elaine
    Sep 24, 2012 @ 7:45 am

    I tweeted your message.

    Reply

  15. Elaine
    Sep 24, 2012 @ 7:46 am

    I’m now following you on Pinterest (cook2perfection). Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

    Reply

  16. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel
    Sep 24, 2012 @ 9:18 am

    Mm, these cakes look delish! And that giveaway is awesome!! My best costume was probably Ginger Spice from the Spice Girls. I was SO into it, and had the platform sneakers to match. SO COOL.

    Reply

  17. Katy K
    Sep 24, 2012 @ 11:29 am

    What a fun giveaway! My best costume EVER was when my mom sewed me a homemade one for me to be a bag of M&M’s…oh how much work that was but how fun and unique it was! 🙂

    Reply

    • Mercedes
      Sep 24, 2012 @ 8:09 pm

      My brothers and sister and I were M&M’s when we were little since we all have “M” names! Thanks for entering Katy!

      Reply

  18. Katy K
    Sep 24, 2012 @ 11:29 am

    Just started following you on Facebook!

    Reply

  19. Katy K
    Sep 24, 2012 @ 11:30 am

    Just followed you on Twitter from @klinnert — can’t wait to see more!

    Reply

  20. Katy K
    Sep 24, 2012 @ 11:31 am

    Following you on Pinterest from Katy Klinnert Ellison. LOVING your pins!

    Reply

  21. Toni Hoffa
    Sep 24, 2012 @ 4:35 pm

    Following you on Pintrest, already like you on facebook and my best ever Halloween Costume’s were the ones you could buy in 1976 with the plastic mask that you couldn’t really breath through or see out of – parents would send us out at 6 and tell us to be back by 9. Nothing flame resistant about the costume either – just needed a friend to help tie it in the back 🙂

    Reply

    • Mercedes
      Sep 24, 2012 @ 8:09 pm

      I love your description of the masks that you couldn’t breathe in! Too funny Toni! Thanks for entering!

      Reply

  22. Corisa
    Sep 24, 2012 @ 4:38 pm

    The best and my favorite costume I wore was my alice in wonderland costume ! adorable !

    Reply

    • Mercedes
      Sep 24, 2012 @ 8:10 pm

      Sounds like a cute costume! Thanks for entering Corisa!

      Reply

  23. Mbb
    Sep 24, 2012 @ 6:46 pm

    one year I was the womping willow from harry potter!

    Reply

    • Mercedes
      Sep 24, 2012 @ 8:10 pm

      You are speaking to my heart because I am a huge Harry Potter fan! I bet that costume was fun! Thanks for entering!

      Reply

  24. Miranda C.
    Sep 25, 2012 @ 9:59 am

    Little red riding hood was my all time favorite costume.

    Reply

  25. Miranda C.
    Sep 25, 2012 @ 10:00 am

    Liked on facebook. 😀

    Reply

  26. Miranda C.
    Sep 25, 2012 @ 10:01 am

    I’m following you on twitter. @mmirnanda

    Reply

  27. Miranda C.
    Sep 25, 2012 @ 10:02 am

    tweeted the giveaway.

    Reply

  28. katrina
    Sep 25, 2012 @ 2:16 pm

    for me it was when I was a pirate when I was little…homemade outfit and all

    Reply

  29. Kathy S
    Sep 25, 2012 @ 9:19 pm

    I was a can of beer in six pack of beer in college. Great costume but we forgot to design in a way to use the rest room.

    Reply

    • Mercedes
      Sep 25, 2012 @ 9:45 pm

      That is hilarious Kathy! Sounds like a perfect college costume!

      Reply

  30. Leigh H
    Sep 27, 2012 @ 9:35 am

    I was actually Monica Lewinsky with the dress and stain!!

    Reply

    • Mercedes
      Sep 27, 2012 @ 12:08 pm

      That is such a funny costume idea! Thanks for entering!

      Reply

  31. Donna O'Neil
    Sep 27, 2012 @ 1:04 pm

    The best Halloween Costume I ever wore was a vintage flapper costume that I rented when I was in college. My friend had a cool costume party on her parent’s yacht. Her family was really well to do but they were really down to earth.

    Reply

    • Mercedes
      Sep 28, 2012 @ 11:06 am

      That sounds like a really fun costume and party Donna! Thanks for entering!

      Reply

  32. Donna O'Neil
    Sep 27, 2012 @ 1:06 pm

    I Like Satisfy My Sweet Tooth on Facebook

    Reply

  33. Donna O'Neil
    Sep 27, 2012 @ 1:10 pm

    I Follow Satisfy My Sweet Tooth on Twitter

    Reply

  34. Donna O'Neil
    Sep 27, 2012 @ 1:16 pm

    I tweeted! @DonnaOneil

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  35. Donna O'Neil
    Sep 27, 2012 @ 1:17 pm

    I follow you on pinterest donna_oneil

    Reply

  36. Ali
    Sep 27, 2012 @ 2:45 pm

    YUM these look fantastic!
    My best costume was a penguin suit. I wore it three years ago, and it was the night I met my husband. It covered my whole body, and my face was the only part exposed, but he thought I was a cute penguin. 🙂

    Reply

    • Mercedes
      Sep 28, 2012 @ 11:06 am

      Sounds like a cute costume Ali! Thanks for entering the giveaway!

      Reply

  37. Ali
    Sep 27, 2012 @ 2:45 pm

    Just liked your facebook page!

    Reply

  38. Ali
    Sep 27, 2012 @ 2:46 pm

    And I am not following you on Pinterest. 🙂

    Reply

  39. Ali
    Sep 27, 2012 @ 2:50 pm

    Aaaand I’m also following you on twitter.

    Also, just wanted to let you know that I started a blog of my own last week, and you- in a way- made that happen. Kitty (your mom’s dear friend) told me just over a year ago about your blog. “You HAVE to go look at it!” she told me. So I did, and I became hooked on food blogs. I started following more and more, and now I have my own! So thanks for sort of unknowingly being an inspiration. 🙂
    Keep up the great work!

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    • Mercedes
      Sep 28, 2012 @ 11:07 am

      Thanks Ali! That’s so nice! I will definitely check out your blog as well! It really is so much fun and a great creative outlet! Let me know if you have any questions as you go!

      Reply

  40. Susan
    Sep 28, 2012 @ 1:39 pm

    A witch was my best costume. Have a great weekend!

    Reply

  41. Cori
    Sep 28, 2012 @ 4:55 pm

    My favorite costume was one my mom came up with. I was a diner waitress, and my favorite part were the doggy squeak toys shaped like burgers and fries that were glued on my platter. It was funny to me at the time…

    Reply

  42. Kristin
    Sep 30, 2012 @ 5:36 pm

    I wore a devil costume years ago…complete with staff, horns, and tail. I loved it and seemed to always wear it!

    Reply

  43. Kristin
    Sep 30, 2012 @ 5:38 pm

    I like your page on Facebook!

    Reply

  44. Kristin
    Sep 30, 2012 @ 5:38 pm

    I’m following you on Twitter!

    Reply

  45. Kristin
    Sep 30, 2012 @ 5:39 pm

    I just left a tweet about this giveaway!

    Reply

  46. Kristin
    Sep 30, 2012 @ 5:43 pm

    I’m following your boards on Pinterest!

    Reply

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