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Spiced Angel Food Cake with Pumpkin Cream Cheese and Candied Pecans

This fall, treat yourself to this spiced angel food cake, frosted with pumpkin cream cheese and topped with candied pecans. This is the light cake you’ve been dreaming of this season!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 8 serving
Calories 597 kcal
Author ijustmakesandwiches

Ingredients

Candied Pecans

  • ¾ c chopped pecans
  • ½ c brown sugar

Pumpkin Cream Cheese

  • 8 ounces cooked pumpkin
  • 16 ounces cream cheese
  • 4 ounces powdered sugar
  • 2 ounces heavy cream

Angel Food Cake

  • 12.25 ounces egg whites
  • 10 ounces sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 2.5 ounces cake flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper

Instructions

Candied Pecans

  1. In a small, non-stick pan, melt sugar in about 2 tablespoons of water until thick bubbles form. Toss in raw, chopped pecans into melted sugar and toss until well coated.
  2. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper or a silpat and spread the nuts in a single layer. Allow to cool to the touch.
    This fall, treat yourself to this spiced angel food cake, frosted with pumpkin cream cheese and topped with candied pecans. This is the light cake you’ve been dreaming of this season!

Pumpkin Cream Cheese

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, cut pumpkin in half and discard seeds. Place on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper or a silpat. Bake in oven until soft, about 35-40 minutes. Allow to cool. Once pumpkin is cool, remove meat from the pumpkin skin and blend with heavy cream until smooth. Pass through a fine mesh strainer to catch any bits that aren’t smooth.
    This fall, treat yourself to this spiced angel food cake, frosted with pumpkin cream cheese and topped with candied pecans. This is the light cake you’ve been dreaming of this season!
  2. With a stand mixer, fitted with a paddle attachment, beat cream cheese with powdered sugar until smooth. Using a rubber spatula, scrape the edges of the bowl and add pumpkin puree. Beat on medium until well incorporated. Store in a plastic container, until ready to use.
    This fall, treat yourself to this spiced angel food cake, frosted with pumpkin cream cheese and topped with candied pecans. This is the light cake you’ve been dreaming of this season!

Angel Food Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Using a stand mixer (or hand held is cool too), beat egg whites on low to build froth. Slowly begin to add in sugar and cream of tartar, increasing speed slowly. Once sugar and tartar are fully added, beat egg whites until stiff peaks.
    This fall, treat yourself to this spiced angel food cake, frosted with pumpkin cream cheese and topped with candied pecans. This is the light cake you’ve been dreaming of this season!
  2. Take dry ingredients and using a strainer, sprinkle dry ingredients over the top of the egg whites. Carefully, with a rubber spatula, fold in the dry ingredients to the egg whites, working in an up-and over-and under formation in a clockwise pattern. Continue to fold until flour has been full incorporated but be careful not to over mix.
    This fall, treat yourself to this spiced angel food cake, frosted with pumpkin cream cheese and topped with candied pecans. This is the light cake you’ve been dreaming of this season!
  3. Carefully scoop cake batter into a non-stick tube pan with a rubber spatula, making sure to spread evenly. Place pan in oven and bake for about 40 minutes. Test towards the middle of the cake with a tooth pick to make sure that cake is done.
    This fall, treat yourself to this spiced angel food cake, frosted with pumpkin cream cheese and topped with candied pecans. This is the light cake you’ve been dreaming of this season!
  4. Remove from oven and invert the cake pan upside down to cook on a wire rack for a few hours or until cool to the touch. Remove cake from pan, as described in the above post.
    This fall, treat yourself to this spiced angel food cake, frosted with pumpkin cream cheese and topped with candied pecans. This is the light cake you’ve been dreaming of this season!

Assembling cake:

  1. Cut the cake into two even halves. Place first half on a 9” cake plate
    This fall, treat yourself to this spiced angel food cake, frosted with pumpkin cream cheese and topped with candied pecans. This is the light cake you’ve been dreaming of this season!
  2. Spread half of pumpkin cream cheese onto the first half of the cake.
  3. Top with second half of cake and top with remaining cream cheese.
    This fall, treat yourself to this spiced angel food cake, frosted with pumpkin cream cheese and topped with candied pecans. This is the light cake you’ve been dreaming of this season!
  4. Garnish cake with candied pecans.
    This fall, treat yourself to this spiced angel food cake, frosted with pumpkin cream cheese and topped with candied pecans. This is the light cake you’ve been dreaming of this season!
Nutrition Facts
Spiced Angel Food Cake with Pumpkin Cream Cheese and Candied Pecans
Amount Per Serving (2 ounces)
Calories 597 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29g 45%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 262mg 11%
Potassium 381mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 76g 25%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 65g
Protein 10g 20%
Vitamin A 65.8%
Vitamin C 3.2%
Calcium 9.4%
Iron 5.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.