Spiced Pumpkin Layer Cake Recipe

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Spiced Pumpkin Layer Cake
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  1. For cake: Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 350°F. Butter two 9-inch-diameter cake pans with 1 1/2-inch-high sides. Line bottom of pans with parchment paper; dust pans with flour. Sift 3 cups flour and next 7 ingredients into medium bowl. Using electric mixer, beat both sugars and oil in large bowl until combined (mixture will look grainy). Add eggs 1 at a time, beating until well blended after each addition. Add pumpkin, vanilla, and orange peel; beat until well blended. Add flour mixture; beat just until incorporated. Stir in raisins and 3/4 cup coconut. Divide batter between prepared pans. Smooth tops.
  2. Bake cakes until tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 1 hour. Cool cakes completely in pans on rack. Run knife around cakes to loosen. Invert cakes onto racks; remove parchment paper. Turn cakes over, rounded side up. Using serrated knife, trim rounded tops of cakes to level.
  3. For frosting: Using electric mixer, beat cream cheese and butter in large bowl until smooth. Beat in dark rum and vanilla. Add powdered sugar in 3 additions, beating just until frosting is smooth after each addition (do not overbeat or frosting may become too soft to spread). Place 1 pumpkin cake layer, flat side down, on platter. Spread half of cream cheese frosting over top of cake to edges. Top with second cake layer, trimmed side down. Spread remaining frosting over top (not sides) of cake. Sprinkle additional coconut over. DO AHEAD: Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover with cake dome and refrigerate. Let stand at room temperature 1 hour before serving.
  4. Cut cake into wedges and serve.
  5. GOOD TO KNOW: It's better to underbeat the frosting than overbeat it. That bit of restraint makes for a slightly firmer frosting that's easier to spread.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 2338.58 Kcal (9791 kJ)
Calories from fat 1438.1 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 159.79g 246%
Cholesterol 285.25mg 95%
Sodium 1708.24mg 71%
Potassium 3074.08mg 65%
Total Carbs 213.82g 71%
Sugars 123.38g 494%
Dietary Fiber 2.16g 9%
Protein 19.62g 39%
Vitamin C 1.7mg 3%
Vitamin A 0.9mg 31%
Iron 1.1mg 6%
Calcium 190.7mg 19%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 469.1 Kcal (1964 kJ)
Calories from fat 288.47 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32.05g 246%
Cholesterol 57.22mg 95%
Sodium 342.66mg 71%
Potassium 616.64mg 65%
Total Carbs 42.89g 71%
Sugars 24.75g 494%
Dietary Fiber 0.43g 9%
Protein 3.94g 39%
Vitamin C 0.3mg 3%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 31%
Iron 0.2mg 6%
Calcium 38.2mg 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 59.7
  • 66

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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