UPDATE: Tutorial HERE
I have been wanting to make this cake since last year, when I first saw Martha Stewart do her cake.
However, I had to give it a little twist!
So I started with the recipe. Since I knew that this cake would be covered in many layers of sweet glaze icing, I opted for a less sweet spice cake.
On its own, I would even venture to say that this cake has a slightly salty flavor mingled in with the cinnamon sweetness.
Good thing I am pouring many layers of sugar over top!
But I have got to mention the texture! I just had to name it Velvet Spice after my fist bite. Velvet it quite possibly the most perfect word ever when describing this cake.
I used my sugar cookie frosting recipe for the white glaze and ended up using an entire bag of powder sugar.
I also wanted to add some pumpkin seeds.
Not just any ole pumpkin seeds… but candied pumpkin seeds!
As well as decorating the base of the Velvet Spice Cake, I also carved out a center portion of the cake and added some inside!
This cake is such a play on textures and flavors. The crunchy candied pumpkin seeds are a unique and delightful compliment to the slightly savory Velvet Spice Cake. Its one of those, “I didn’t know I wanted to eat this until I ate it now I want to eat it a lot” cakes.
Perfect for any fall celebration!