Pumpkin Cake with Whisky Whipped Cream

It was my best friend’s birthday this week! I figured a pumpkin cake is the perfect way to kick off the beautiful weather and celebrate this amazing person. Needless to say, this cake was a hit and everyone had a chance to drink/eat their alcohol. The golden raisins are a nice touch- I strongly recommend soaking them for an hour.
 
Ingredients
 
Cake
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • 1 cup whisky
  • 2-1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 stick softened butter
  • 1-1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 whole eggs
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 cup canned Or fresh pumpkin puree

Whisky Whipped Cream

  • 1 cup heavy cream, very cold
  • 2 tablespoons (to 3 tablespoons) sugar
  • 2 tablespoons whisky from the raisin-soak

Directions

  1. Preheat to 325 degrees.
  2. Spray 9×13 inch pan with baking spray or lightly grease with butter. Combine whisky and raisins in a bowl and allow to soak for awhile.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix flour, salt , baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, combine butter and sugar. Add each egg one at a time, beating after each addition.
  5. Add yogurt and pumpkin and mix gently until just combined. Add flour mixture in increments, beating until just combined. Drain raisins and stir in by hand.
  6. Pour batter into pan and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until set. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.

Whiskey Whipped Cream:

  1. Combine ingredients and begin mixing immediately on high speed until stiff, about 4 minutes. Or mix by hand for forever, but hey, at least it’s a good arm workout. Spoon over cooled cake.Garnish with pumpkin seeds and crushed pecans.

Note: The whipped cream is STRONG- eat responsibly.

Author: 2birds1scone

My name is Shayla and I talk about food. A lot. I live in Brooklyn, NY where I work as a data nerd in the startup world. As much as I wish I could say I've been a healthy vegetarian for the past 8 years, I can't. I started off as many veg's do: eating primarily processed soy products, pasta, and pizza. I also brought meat back into my diet when I started a job in catering. When I realized that cutting out meat didn't make me feel any better and I was still gaining weight, I decided I needed to make some major changes. I started experimenting and researching; I found that the fresher the food was, the more I enjoyed it. I believe we are what we eat. How we feel and what we eat is so profoundly interconnected. It's impossible to exclude factors like diet and lifestyle when you are trying feel better overall. I understand how difficult eating (or just finding) healthy food can be which brings me to this blog. I aspire to help people make healthy living easier. 2birds1scone is a place for suggestions, inspiration and shared information. It's about bringing healthier perspectives to every part of your life. Please feel free to submit your thoughts and recipes! Namaste. "One choice at a time, with intention and compassion for our selves and our planet, we can eat clean and live well." -Terry Walters

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