Spiced Pumpkin Cake, a White Chocolate Glaze + Toasted Pepitas

• 11 December 2012

Today I am continuing to spend as much time with my littlest sister as possible, as she leaves in a few days for the East Coast.  We see each other so infrequently that maximizing our face time together is very important to me.  It's been such a lovely week as we've explored Seattle together--both city and nature.  Foraging, cooking, treats, and chats by the fire have all been highlights.

In the meantime, I'd like to share with you a pumpkin cake spiced with peppery quatres épices, a white chocolate glaze and toasted pepitas (inspired by these yummy cookies).  I've made this cake many times in the past month or two, as I am on an endless pumpkin kick that didn't stop at Thanksgiving!  For me, pumpkin is an excellent flavor to channel throughout the winter and I love sharing it with others.

Spiced Pumpkin Cake, White Chcoolate + Pepitas  |  Pie Boxes  |  Quatres Épices recipe after the jump

Quatres Épices

2 teaspoons ground white pepper (can sub in black pepper)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground cloves

Mix well and store for 6 months in an airtight container (love the Glasslock ones).

images by Stephanie Brubaker for stephmodo


  1. Yum yum yum yum!!!! Have a wonderful visit with your sister!!!!

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  3. Thank you Tracey! And I love how you're always up late like I am :) xo

  4. i love the words "spiced pumpkin"!! I even have candles from the yankee candle company with this name and of course I love them as weel :)
    looks yummy!!!!

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  10. Hi, this Spiced Pumpkin Cake with White Chocolate and Toasted Pepita Glaze looks so delish, I can't wait to make it. I have never baked sweet things with pumpkin before, could you please give me more info about the pumpkin... Should the 3/4 cup pumpkin be cooked in some way already? Or raw and grated? Thanks so much!


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