I finally broke down and bought a can of pumpkin yesterday.  Forgive me, but it has just been a little difficult to get my pumpkin on when it has been over 80° for the past few days.  I’m not complaining trust me.  But pumpkin is a fall and winter ingredient and I still have my air conditioning on!  But, I had a request for my sister’s favorite pumpkin cake and so despite the heat, let the fall pumpkin festivities begin!

Other people seem to have a plethora of recipes that showcase pumpkin.  I only have 2-3 that are “must-bakes” each year.  Since I am so selective though, my few chosen pumpkin offerings are truly spectacular.  The cake that I am sharing with you today is a recipe that appeared in my local grocery store’s seasonal magazine a few years ago.  It is an incredibly moist pumpkin cake peppered with semi-sweet chocolate chips.  If you eat it while it is still slightly warm (because who could wait for it to cool?) the chocolate is so rich and melty it just softens your little sweet tooth heart.

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dry ingredients

wet ingredients

batter combined

don’t forget the chocolate chips 🙂

pour batter into prepared pan

be patient, let the baby cool

more chocolate

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15 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Trish
    Oct 06, 2011 @ 8:10 am

    I am so hopelessly obsessed with pumpkin cake recipes. I don’t eat pumpkin pie (because I’m weird, or that’s what I’ve been told) but I love the taste of pumpkin. Plus, I can never have enough cake. So, in short, I want this cake and I want it now!


    • Mercedes
      Oct 06, 2011 @ 11:40 am

      Thanks Trish! This cake really is so delicious! And stay tuned for my favorite pumpkin cookies to satisfy your pumpkin cravings! Thanks for reading!


  2. Kankana
    Oct 06, 2011 @ 5:48 pm

    For me pumkin is a savory ingredient and these days i am seeing such different variety of sweet treat with it. This looks totally divine!


    • Mercedes
      Oct 06, 2011 @ 8:54 pm

      Thank you! It is a delightful sweet ingredient in addition to savory!


  3. Jane Pilanski [@ peanut butter & jane]
    Oct 06, 2011 @ 8:23 pm

    Looks yummy, I made a pumpkin bread with chocolate chips the other week. I think a cake version sounds great!


    • Mercedes
      Oct 06, 2011 @ 8:55 pm

      Thanks Jane! I think the bread sounds like a great idea as well! Any form of pumpkin and chocolate chips cannot be bad!


  4. Toni Hoffa
    Oct 06, 2011 @ 8:25 pm

    The Ridges send their deepest gratitude 🙂 We love that you love to share! It was delicious Mercedes ~ thank you!


  5. Nicole
    Oct 06, 2011 @ 8:48 pm

    LOVE your blog, Mercedes! It makes me smile (and salivate!) every time I read it! You should turn this blog into a book, my friend! Miss you!


    • Mercedes
      Oct 06, 2011 @ 8:55 pm

      Thank you Nicole! It has been a lot of fun!


  6. emily (a nutritionist eats)
    Oct 07, 2011 @ 8:36 am

    I don’t have any pumpkin recipes on my blog, but a favorite of mine is your Mom’s Pumpkin Cookies – love those!


    • Mercedes
      Oct 07, 2011 @ 1:10 pm

      Those cookies just came out of the oven and will be posted next week! 🙂


  7. Camille
    Oct 07, 2011 @ 6:48 pm

    I just made this a few weeks ago! It’s my favorite fall cake!


  8. Jenn B-H
    Oct 13, 2011 @ 9:57 pm

    One of my fave recipes is pumpkin chocolate chip cookies from food network. It makes a bunch and is cakey in texture. Makes 5 dozen so great go parties. But I’m excited to try this recipe!

    And I have to say that pumpkin is a year-round fave. I almost went into panic mode when I learned New York might have a shortage this spring.


    • Mercedes
      Oct 13, 2011 @ 10:16 pm

      I have seen several recipes lately for pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, but have not tried them yet. But what’s not to love? And the recipe you described sounds delicious! I will have to give it a try.

      This cake really is a great people-pleaser and it stays so moist. I hope you like it!


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