Pumpkin Butter Honey Cake

This pumpkin butter honey cake is packed full of homemade pumpkin butter and tons of sweet honey. It’s perfectly moist and the perfect Thanksgiving dessert.

Pumpkin Butter Honey Cake by Nutmeg Nanny

It’s that time again….Secret Recipe Club!

This month I was given the blog Cravings of a Lunatic. Such a fun and delicious blog! I also loved reading her “my story” section.  Such a funny lady!

Pumpkin Butter Honey Cake by Nutmeg Nanny

After searching through her recipes I settled on adapting her Honey and Almond Cake.  Since I wanted to use up some of my homemade pumpkin butter (so I didn’t resort to eating all with a spoon) I added it to the batter of the cake to give it a subtle pumpkin and spice flavor.  Also, instead of almonds on top I decided to use unsalted pepitas. I figured it would be fun to stay in the pumpkin theme Smile

The cake turned out moist, sweet and full of flavor! I loved the bit of honey flavor that was present throughout of the cake.  The honey also made a beautiful shiny glaze for the top.

Pumpkin Butter Honey Cake by Nutmeg Nanny

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Pumpkin Butter Honey Cake

This pumpkin butter honey cake is packed full of homemade pumpkin butter and tons of sweet honey. It's perfectly moist and the perfect Thanksgiving dessert.

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, extra for greasing
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup homemade pumpkin butter
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1-1/2 cups self-rising flour*
  • 4 tablespoons pepitas
  • Warmed honey to glaze

Source: Adapted from Cravings of a Lunatic

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Grease a 8 inch spring form or tart pan.

In a medium saucepan add the butter, sugar, honey, pumpkin butter and lemon juice.

Stir over medium heat, without boiling, until melted and smooth.

Take off the heat, let cool slightly and add eggs, beating with a wooden spoon.

Add in flour and mix lightly.

Pour into greased cake pan and sprinkle the top with pepitas.

Bake for 35 minutes or until golden brown.

Cool in pan for 15 minutes, remove and move to a wire rack and continue cooling.

Brush with warmed honey to create a shiny (and sweet!) top.

* Don’t have self-rising flour? It’s ok. You can make your own!

Self-Rising Flour:

1 cup all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Mix together and enjoy your homemade self rising flour.

For this recipe you would 1 1/2 cups flour, 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder and 1 teaspoon salt.

49 Responses to “Pumpkin Butter Honey Cake”

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    Grubarazzi (@Grubarazzi) — November 7, 2011 at 7:30 am

    This is gorgeous!

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    Blond Duck — November 7, 2011 at 8:05 am

    This would be perfect for eating while watching Winnie the Pooh.

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    The Café Sucré Farine — November 7, 2011 at 8:43 am

    This looks absolutely delicious and your photos are lovely, so enticing!

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    Erica — November 7, 2011 at 9:50 am

    Yayyy! What a great choice- the seeds on top totally make this look extra special.

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    Kim Bee — November 7, 2011 at 11:43 am

    I love the remake. The addition of pumpkin and pepitas is wonderful. Your pictures are lovely. Mine didn’t post for some reason this morning. Apparently funny people cannot work the “scheduled post” button. Who knew?! It was an honor to have you redo this one.

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    Biren @ Roti n Rice — November 7, 2011 at 11:43 am

    Looks gorgeous and delicious! I like the idea of pumpkin seeds on the top. 🙂

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    BigFatBaker — November 7, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    Love this! I have been wanting to make a honey cake for awhile now. I am thinking of using my leftover pear butter in place of the pumpkin… The pepitas were a lovely festive touch 🙂 Great SRC pick!

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    Sweet as Sugar Cookies — November 7, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    Oh my word, this looks absolutely delicious and you know how much I love pumpkin too.

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    Katrina — November 7, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    What a great looking perfectly seasonal simple cake. I’ll take a slice!

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    Lisa~~ — November 7, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Such a beautiful looking cake and perfect flavors this time of year.

    If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my SRC recipe this month: Pork Belly Soup with Collard Greens.

    Lisa~~
    Cook Lisa Cook

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    hungryandfrozen — November 7, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    Looks beautiful. I think with all these pumpkin recipes flying round I’m definitely going to have to have a mass steaming/boiling session so I can actually create some of them!

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    susie — November 7, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    This looks so wonderful. Pepitas are one of my favorite snacks…

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    shannon — November 7, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    this sounds fabulous! i still haven’t made pumpkin butter, but i do have apple butter in my fridge 🙂

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    Lesa @Edesia's Notebook — November 7, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    Yum! I’m still in the mood for pumpkin everything, so this looks awesome! Great adaptation!

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    sara — November 7, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    This looks fantastic! I love honey in baked goods – great flavor plus it makes them so moist! 🙂

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    Mimi — November 7, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    I’m all for anything pumpkin. All to soon I will be craving anything citrus.
    Mimi

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    Evelyne@CheapEthnicEatz — November 7, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    Ha I love her blog’s title! And what a great choice you baked while using up pumpkin butter. It does make everything so moist. Looks so yummy.

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    judee @ gluten Free A-Z — November 7, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    Your honey cake looks amazing, but the addition of pumpkin is brilliant.

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    Delishhh — November 7, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    This looks so good – and love the pictures. Awesome job!

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    Ilke — November 7, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    Great one for the season! Love the pepitas on top. I love eating them in handfuls…not so great for my skin but I can not stop myself.

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    Feast on the Cheap — November 7, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    Love all the crunchy seeds on top!

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    Emily — November 7, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    I love that you used pepitas on top! It looks great!

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    Carolyn — November 7, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    I love Kim’s blog and she’s hilarious to boot! This is a great pic for the SRC, you certainly did a beautiful job.

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    Cooking Rookie — November 7, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    Wow, this cake is so gorgeous! I love that it’s baking in a tart shell 🙂

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    Joanne — November 8, 2011 at 12:08 am

    This cake, in all it’s simplicity, sounds absolutely divine! Such a beautiful combination of fall flavors!

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    Cookin' Canuck — November 8, 2011 at 12:20 am

    What a great idea to add some pumpkin butter into the batter. This looks like a wonderful cake for the holidays.

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    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen — November 8, 2011 at 1:03 am

    It’s beautiful, and I really like that pepita topping.

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    Cakelaw — November 8, 2011 at 5:48 am

    What a simply gorgeous looking cake!

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    Jessica / Green Skies and Sugar Trips — November 8, 2011 at 7:32 am

    I LOVE how you kept it in the pumpkin family!

    And I’ve never even heard of a cake like this! But I love the sound of it!

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    Lisa — November 8, 2011 at 7:50 am

    What a brilliant take on the honey almond butter cake from your assigned blog! The pepita topping is perfection! I am dying to taste this, but only YOUR pumpkin butter will suffice, so I guess I have to make that too. Aww, shucks, such a rough life 😉 Gorgeous cake – gorgeous photo..great SRC pick!

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    Dee at Deelicious Sweets — November 8, 2011 at 10:07 am

    Wow, this looks gorgeous! Great remake for SRC. I’m hosting a pumpkin blog hop. I would love if you linked up!

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    Michelle — November 8, 2011 at 11:06 am

    This looks so GOOD!!!!! I’m thinking Thanksgiving Breakfast 🙂

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    The Elegant Eggplant — November 8, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    What an amazing thanksgiving recipe!! YUM!!!!!!

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    Tiffany — November 8, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    This looks amazing and all of the recipes for this month!!! Great job!

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    Barbara — November 8, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    That looks fabulous. I love the pepitas on top. The perfect finishing touch.

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    debbie — November 8, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    This looks wonderful. A great photo!

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    Liz — November 8, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    How fun that you got Kim’s blog and she got yours!!! LOVE what you’ve done with this yummy cake…SO beautiful and tasty.

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    Margaret — November 9, 2011 at 12:14 am

    LOVE how you adapted this one with pumpkin. Beautiful cake.

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    grace — November 9, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    complete with pumpkin seeds on top! nice one, brandy. 🙂

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    Heather — November 10, 2011 at 7:17 am

    Love all the different flavours going on in this cake. Good choice!

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    Katherine Martinelli — November 10, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    Gorgeous!! I love the addition of pumpkin butter, so genius! Great src pick 😀

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    Paula Vergara — November 10, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Great recipe! Caught this on my Twitter feed. I make homemade pumpkin butter all the time. Trader Joe’s sells it, but only seasonally, so I had to start making my own. Now I have a recipe to use it in!

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    Barbara @ Barbara Bakes — November 10, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    What a beautiful looking cake. Love the way you changed it up.

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    Deborah — November 14, 2011 at 12:53 am

    Another great use for that pumpkin butter!!

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    Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga — November 18, 2011 at 9:38 am

    this looks stellar! just saw jane deere feature it..and had to come over and check it out !

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    Christine — December 7, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Hey Brandy, your Pumpkin Butter Honey Cake is a Recipe Guessing Game on Knapkins. Think your friends can win?
    http://www.knapkins.com/guess_games/976?source=blog

    Show your foodie love and vote here
    http://www.knapkins.com/duel?dish=12875

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