My sister travelled to St. Louis, Missouri last year to celebrate American Thanksgiving with her in-laws. She got to indulge in many wonderful Thanksgiving traditions and ate a lot of delicious food made with pumpkin. When she came back she treated us to one of her favourite recipes shared by our lovely Layla. We have tried making this cake in so many ways and I absolutely love the combination of pumpkin cake with dark chocolate and pecans. This recipe has now become a staple recipe in my kitchen. I have sent a couple of batches as house warming treats to our friendly neighbours that have moved into the new residential community that we became part of over a year ago; I make sure to send over a fresh baked batch to my sister-in-law, it happens to be my nephew’s favourite cake; and it is always a wonderful treat for our guests over a weekend brunch.
Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do in our family.