Design to Dish: Pumpkin Chocolate-Chip Snack Cake

Fall is my favorite time of year! I love the weather (sunny mixed with overcast, just the right amount of chill in the air), I love the activities (pumpkin patches, hayrides, apple picking), and most of all, I love the baked goods (apples, pumpkin, and spices galore)! One of my favorite fall flavor combinations is pumpkin spice and chocolate. I like it in all of it’s forms: muffins, breads, cookies, doughnuts, and this easy to make, easy to serve snack cake. It’s the perfect treat to serve at a low-key pumpkin carving party featuring these darling invitations by Hooray Creative.

pumpkin carving party invitations and pumpkin chocolate chip snacking cake “Pumpkin Carving Party” invitation by Hooray Creative | Pumpkin Chocolate-Chip
Snack Cake, recipe below

pumpkin spice cake with milk chocolate chips

Keep reading for this simply scrumptious fall recipe…

Pumpkin Chocolate-Chip Snack Cake

2 cups flour
1 Tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
12 Tablespoons butter
1 1/4 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 large egg
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 cup milk chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350°F; grease a 9″ x 13″ baking pan with nonstick spray. In a medium bowl, combine flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. In the bowl of a stand mixer or in a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and egg, and beat until smooth. Beat in pumpkin puree, then add dry ingredients and mix just until smooth. Fold in milk chocolate chips. Spread batter evenly in pan and bake 30-35 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Remove the cake from the oven and allow it to cool before cutting and serving. Serve plain or topped with whipped cream or sprinkled with powdered sugar.

pumpkin spice snacking cake with milk chocolate chips

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