Maple Pumpkin Pudding Cake

Did you think you weren’t going to need a dessert?  This one is perfect for the times you need to get something together quickly.  Soft pillows of pumpkin goodness cook in a caramellized maple syrup cream.  Just heavenly! It can be put together and popped in the oven in the time it takes to pre-heat.  Just be sure to put your castiron or cooking pan over a baking sheet as the delicious caramel bubbles up.  I used a “chicken fryer”-style castiron pan with a bit higher sides than most.

I adapted this recipe from Katie Lee’s recipe made on “The Kitchen”.  I added a couple extra tablespoons of flour since I was adding 1/2 cup of pumpkin puree.

  • Author: Laura
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 40-45 min
  • Total Time: 50-55 min
  • Yield: 6-8 Servings 1x
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American



For the Cake:

  • 1 c + 2 T AP Flour
  • 1/2 c Sugar
  • 1 t Baking Powder
  • Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 c Buttermilk
  • 1/2 c Pumpkin Puree
  • 4 T Butter, melted, cooled
  • 1 T Brown Sugar
  • 1 Lg egg
  • 1 1/2 c Whipping cream or Heavy Cream
  • 1 c Pure Maple Syrup

For Serving (Optional)

  • Whipped cream or ice cream


Make the Cake Batter:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. In a medium bowl, place the flour, sugar, baking soda and 1 t Kosher Salt. Stir or Whisk to combine.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, pumpkin, butter, brown sugar, and egg.
  3. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry until just combined.

Make the Sauce:

  1. Heat a heavy 9”, straight-slided pan, preferably cast-iron, over medium heat. Add the cream and maple syrup. Stir or whisk to combine. Bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally. Add a pinch or salt.
  2. Turn off the heat and, using a 1 Tablespoon sized scoop, or soup spoon, drop portions of cake batter into the sauce. Don’t worry that they need to be evenly spaced, they will adjust in the oven.
  3. Bake until cake is golden brown and set, about 40-45 minutes.  Serve warm with whipped or ice cream, if desired.

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