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Pumpkin Layer Cake With Mascarpone Cream And Sugared Pecans

Pumpkin layer cake with mascarpone cream and sugared pecans – three layers of the most delicious pumpkin spice cake filled with creamy vanilla mascarpone frosting and spiced sugared pecans; perfect for any fall celebration!

Pumpkin layer cake with mascarpone cream and sugared pecans

I just love pumpkin season don’t you? I love eating pumpkin in all forms, from soup to cookies! Pumpkin cake is one of my absolute favourite cakes to make; soft, moist and lightly spiced it is just so incredibly moreish and is super easy to make too!

Pumpkin layer cake with mascarpone cream and sugared pecans slice

Here I’ve paired the pumpkin spice cake with a smooth, creamy vanilla mascarpone frosting which is not too sweet and works wonderfully with the spicy cake. I also made some spiced sugared pecans which I scattered between the layers and also used to decorate the cake. They taste amazing, it is really difficult not to eat the lot of them before they make it onto the cake; and the crunch of the nuts is a really lovely contrast against the soft cake.

Delicious pumpkin layer cake with mascarpone cream and sugared pecans

This is an impressive looking cake that will feed a crowd and would be perfect for any Autumnal celebration – birthdays, Halloween, Thanksgiving etc. It is an easy cake to make but does take a little while; I recommend baking the cakes and making the sugared pecans the day before you want to serve the cake. The pecans can be kept in an airtight container and the cakes can be left in their tins and wrapped in clingfilm to keep them fresh.

Pumpkin layer cake with mascarpone cream and sugared pecans for halloween fal

Here’s what you’ll need:

Pumpkin Layer Cake:

  • 1 15oz can pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 ½ cups superfine sugar
  • 1/2 cup sunflower oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves

Pumpkin layer cake with mascarpone cream and sugared pecans ingredients

Sugared Pecans:

  • 2 cups pecans
  • 1 medium egg white
  • 1/2 Tbsp water
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Pumpkin layer cake with mascarpone cream and sugared pecans all ingredients