I feel like there are two types of people in this world. Those that love pumpkin and those that are just sort of meh about it. I guess technically we can include the third group, the haters but that’s a conversation for another time.
Me? I fall somewhere in between the lovers and the “I can take or leave it” fans. A great pumpkin dish, be it sweet or savory, can sum up Autumn in one tasty morsel, but I’m not someone who goes gaga over it the moment the calendar turns to September.
At the very least, I wait until October when it truly feels like fall outside and there are pumpkins adorning stoops, windows and every shop in my neighborhood.
This cake though… this cake will turn all those fair-weather pumpkin fans into pumpkin lovers. First we’ve got bourbon, then we’ve got chai spices, and then the best part of all - it only takes one bowl to make the cake.
Technically, it’s a two-bowl type of cake, but it’s one for the cake, one for the frosting. This Bourbon Chai Pumpkin Snack Cake is exactly what is missing from your Autumn menu plans. It’s simple enough to make for a special afternoon snack (just eliminate that bourbon from the icing) but still special enough to include for any tailgating, Halloween parties or harvest festivals. I mentioned it all gets baked in one single layer and iced in the same pan too right?
So, I’ve won you over with the ease factor, but how does it taste? Like a dream, or more specifically a pumpkin cloud. Light, moist, airy, dreamy… name an adjective and it can probably apply to the cake.
I’ve switched some the spices up a bit too, by taking out traditional pumpkin spice and replacing it with chai spices. After a while, I feel like you get palate fatigue tasting the same thing over and over. By keeping the flavors exciting, this makes everyone become that pumpkin lover - at least while they enjoy a big slice of cake!
For the Cake:
For the Frosting: