It can be argued that the pumpkin is Tamriel’s most versatile fruit, that makes for a tasty addition to any dish, sweet or savoury. While pumpkin pie is a favourite dessert in homes and taverns from Hammerfell to Morrowind, today we’ll be taking a twist on the classic dessert and making a delicious pumpkin cheesecake. This dessert is rich, creamy, and decadent, and the spices are a treat for the senses. Let’s get cooking!
You will need: Crust
1 ½ cups smashed graham cracker crumbs (place in plastic bag and use rolling pin to make these)
2 tbsp brown sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
2 blocks cream cheese
1 can pumpkin puree
¼ cup sour cream
2 tbsp flour
3 large eggs
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp ground cloves
½ tsp nutmeg
1 1/3 cups brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 175C/350F.
Firstly, prepare the crust. In a mixing bowl, soften butter, then combine the crumbs, sugar, and spices. Pack the mixture firmly into the base of a 9" cake tin.
For the filling, beat the cream cheese and pumpkin puree until smooth. Add the sour cream, eggs, sugar, spices, flour, and vanilla extract, and continue beating until the mixture is completely smooth.
Pour the filling over the crust and bake for 1 hour, or until the cake is golden brown. Remove from the oven to cool for 20 minutes, then refrigerate for 4-6 hours before serving.
(Inspired by the cake seen in the fourth extra episode (Surprise Halloween!) of Hetalia: The World Twinkle.)
A baked spiced pumpkin cheesecake over a layer of red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting spread in-between. The entire cake was then covered in a thin layer of cream cheese frosting before it was coated in a neon orange colored white chocolate mirror glaze.
Spiced yogurt cake was crumbled and mixed with cream cheese frosting, shaped into the form of a pumpkin, dipped into the same mirror glaze, then placed on top of the miniature cake. Diluted food coloring gel was used to paint on the extra little details. (A single elongated dark green sprinkle was used for the pumpkin stem.)