Black Butte Ranch and White and Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Cake

This White and Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Cake recipe is good enough for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

White and Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Cake

Awhile back, a few lady friends and I went to Black Butte Ranch, outside of Sisters, Oregon, for a birthday celebration. So many of my friends are turning 50 this year (and last), it’s been a fun way to get together for long weekends and dinner parties, to celebrate the milestone event. I think back to last year and all the festivities that took place for my 50th. It was a whirlwind of fun, I’d say!

White and Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Cake

Sitting around for hours and talking about life is how you get to know friends better. You learn more about their lives—the painful and the joyful times—and that makes knowing others so much richer. Sharing empathy, sympathy, laughter, tears. It all happens. It’s real life.

White and Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Cake

My friend Kathie made a killer pumpkin bread that I recently tried to recreate. I’m not sure mine is as good as hers :) but today’s recipe, I must say, is pretty tasty.

I love pumpkin, and when it’s mixed with dark and white chocolate, you can’t go wrong.

White and Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Cake

You could eat this any time of day, serve with any meal, give it away as a hostess gift, a “welcome to the neighborhood” gift, a “just because” gift, a holiday gift.

It’s yummy.

White and Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Cake

Our time together was yummy. Sweet, savory, there’s nothing like girlfriends, and the wisdom and experiences and years put together are some of life’s blessings.

What do you like to add to pumpkin bread or cake?

White and Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Cake

White and Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Cake

Yield: 12

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups canned pumpkin
  • 1-1/2 cups canola oil
  • 1-1/2 cups semisweet semisweet chocolate chips and white chocolate chips, divided
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, salt and baking soda.
  2. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, pumpkin and oil. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in 1 1/4 cups chocolate chips (reserve the other 1/4 cup for the topping).
  3. Pour the cake into a greased 9x13 pan.
  4. Mix together 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 tsp. cinnamon and lightly sprinkle over the cake. Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup chocolate chips on top. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  5. Cool for 15 minutes before serving.

   

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7 Responses to “Black Butte Ranch and White and Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Cake”

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    Tieghan Gerard — July 14, 2014 @ 6:07 am

    Pumpkin cake in July?? I am so down with that! :)
    This looks amazing and your trip sounds pretty awesome!

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    Heather || Heather's Dish — July 14, 2014 @ 7:16 am

    That sounds like SUCH a fun weekend! I love chocolate and pumpkin; it’s a combo I never thought of before I started blogging, but I love it now!

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    marly — July 14, 2014 @ 9:54 am

    What a fun weekend! And you did such a great job of making this traditionally fall food so summery! Love it!

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    Cathy — July 14, 2014 @ 10:41 am

    Looks so yummy! I like to add chocolate chips too! I also add golden raisins. Never added white chocolate…will give that a try. Lovely post about friendships. Well said!

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    Shaina — July 24, 2014 @ 12:02 pm

    This looks fabulous, and I love the dark and white chocolates in there.

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    charlene — September 12, 2014 @ 3:21 pm

    Hi, I am going to bring your White & Dark Choc. Pumpkin Cake to my book club 9/17; my question is have you ever used applesauce in place of all or at lest half of the canola oil? I have done with brownies and was just wondering ….

    • Sandy replied: — September 14th, 2014 @ 3:29 pm

      No, I have not Charlene, but I would think it would work! Please come back and tell me if it does!

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