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Pumpkin Bundtings with Apple Cider Glaze


Pumpkin Bundtings with Apple Cider Glaze

Pumpkin Bundtings with Apple Cider Glaze

Yield

Makes 12 servings

Ingredients

1 package (about 18 ounces) spice cake mix
1 can (16 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
1-1/3 cups water
3 eggs
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla, butter and nut flavoring
4 cups plus 2 tablespoons apple cider, divided
16 whole cloves
4 cinnamon sticks or 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
3/4 cup caramel ice cream topping (optional)

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 12 (1/2-cup) mini Bundt pans.
  2. For cakes, combine all cake ingredients in large bowl; mix well. Spoon batter evenly into prepared pans. Bake 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted near centers comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks 15 minutes. Remove cakes from pans; cool completely on wire racks.
  3. For glaze, combine 4 cups apple cider, cloves and cinnamon sticks in nonstick skillet; bring to a boil over high heat. Boil 7 minutes or until liquid has reduced to 1 cup. Meanwhile, combine remaining 2 tablespoons apple cider and cornstarch in small bowl; stir until cornstarch is dissolved.
  4. When cider mixture is reduced, add cornstarch mixture; cook and stir until slightly thickened. Remove from heat; cool completely.
  5. Remove cloves and cinnamon sticks from glaze; discard. Spoon about 1 tablespoon apple cider glaze over each cake. Drizzle 1 tablespoon caramel topping around outer edge of each cake, if desired.

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