If you like pumpkin, cranberries, apples and pecans, this cake is for you. The pumpkin lends moistness, the cranberries tartness, the apples sweetness and the pecans crunchiness. Throw in some eggs, spice and flour to wrap it all together. Tie it up with a coat of icing and add nuts as the bow on top. It’s a holiday present for your taste buds.
Instead of the maple flavored icing Dorie suggested, I used my own Browned Butter Icing. I put it on pretty much everything. I’ve even thought about using it to reduce wrinkles. I think it will work because eating it will make my face fatter so my wrinkles disappear.
Browned Butter Icing: Put 2 tablespoons butter in a 2 cup Pyrex measuring cup. Microwave on HIGH, covered, for 2 minutes 45 seconds. (time may vary in your microwave so watch closely) Butter should begin to turn a toasty brown with a fabulous fragrance. Add 1-2 tablespoons milk or cream and 1 cup powdered sugar. Mix until smooth.
Check out The Nitty Britty to get the recipe for Dorie’s festive cake.