Pumpkin Cake With Rum-Raisin Frosting

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Appears in Cook's Country October/November 2007

Balancing flavor and texture is a formidable challenge that most recipes for this snack cake get all wrong. We hold back on the spice to let the pumpkin flavor shine through.

SERVES16

TIME1¼ hours, plus 2 hours cooling

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

Pumpkin cake recipes are easy: Just stir together canned pumpkin, flour, sugar, eggs, oil, and spices; pour the batter into a pan; bake it; and top the cake with cream cheese frosting. The cake should be moist and velvety, with just the rig...

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