Pumpkin Buttercotch Cake With Bourbon Cider Glaze

When we were invited last minute to a watch party for the Patriots game on Saturday, I was tasked with making a dessert...with about 3 hours advance notice. I didn't really have a lot of time to put thought into so I decided to check out my pantry to see what I had on hand. I spied a few boxes of pumpkin cake mix and remembered I had some butterscotch chips...and I knew where I was going. And according to our sweet friends...this cake was a hit. 

Due to not having icing on hand, I last second went with a bundt cake. As long as you have powdered sugar, you can make a very quick glaze. I had some left over apple orchard bourbon and mixed it with some cider and voila, I had my glaze. This was so simple and really, really good.

If you have any left over holiday ingredients, make use of them. Who ever made the rule that pumpkin can only be enjoyed in the fall. I think not. 

1 pumpkin cake mix
3 eggs
3/4 cup apple cider
1/4 cup bourbon
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup butterscotch chips
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 oz apple cider
1 oz bourbon

Combine cake mix, eggs, apple cider, bourbon and oil. After mixed add in butterscotch chips and mix just to incorporate. Grease pan and pour in cake mix. Bake according to directions. Let cool. 

Place powdered sugar in bowl and add in bourbon and cider. Whisk until a thick glaze forms. After cake is completely cool, drizzle down over the top. 

Notes*** You may need to add more bourbon/cider to powder sugar to reach your desired consistency. Or even add more powdered sugar. This is your preference. I used ingredients called for on my particular cake mix, I just subbed the bourbon/cider in place of the water it called for. Also, if you can't find a pumpkin cake mix, you could just use yellow and add 1/2 cup pumpkin pie puree to mix. And if you are using a bundt pan, be sure to heavily grease whole pan so that when you go to invert cake, it easily falls out. 

and apprently I was on a holiday inspired kick today, on my other blog today I have an eggnog and gingerbread combo for you. 

Linking up with Jessica, Ashley, Karly & Niki
4 comments on "Pumpkin Buttercotch Cake With Bourbon Cider Glaze"
  1. omg that glaze!!! I'm making that without the rest of the cake, that's legit... right...

  2. OMG!! I love your new blog design!! How late am I in noticing it??? EEk. Sorry. I haven't been able to read much lately. And umm....this looks A-MAZE-ING

  3. okay this really makes me not want to cut out gluten. yum!!

  4. Oh my goodness! That cake sounds absolutely to die FOR!! Stopping by from Taste of Tuesday. :)


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