PUMPKIN PIE CAKE ½ cup + 2 tbsp (155 ml) all-purpose flour ½ tsp (2.5 ml) baking powder ¼ tsp (1 ml) baking soda ⅛ tsp (pinch) salt

2 tbsp (30 ml) sour cream 2 tsp (10 ml) vanilla extract ¼ cup (60 ml) milk 3 tbsp (45 ml) vegetable oil 6 tbsp (90 ml) granulated sugar 3 eggs, divided 2 × 19 oz (540 ml) cans pumpkin pie filling ⅔ cup (160 ml) whipping cream, plus whipped cream for serving 1 cup (250 ml) candied pecans 1 Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C). Butter a 9-in (2.5 L) round springform pan, line bottom with a round of parchment paper and set aside.

2 In a medium bowl, sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt, and set aside. In a small bowl, mix sour cream, vanilla extract and milk, and set aside.

3 In a large bowl, mix oil, sugar and 1 egg with an electric mixer on medium until lighter in colour. Fold in dry ingredients, then wet ingredients. Continue folding until combined and no lumps remain. Pour into prepared springform pan and bake for 20 minutes. 4 While cake is baking, in a large bowl, mix remaining 2 eggs, pumpkin pie filling and whipping cream until combined. 5 Pour pumpkin pie filling mixture into springform pan and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until filling has set and a wooden skewer inserted in centre comes out clean. 6 Let cool completely, then remove from pan. Slice and serve with whipped cream and candied pecans. Serves 8 PAIRS WITH TAYLOR FLADGATE 10-YEAR-OLD TAWNY PORT Portugal $41.99 121749 CABOT TRAIL MAPLE CREAM LIQUEUR Canada $30.99 584524

Midweek Meals from page 84

MASALA PASTA BAKE 1 × 1 lb (450 g) package fusilli 2 tbsp (30 ml) grapeseed oil, plus extra for greasing baking dish 1 large yellow onion, finely diced 1 tbsp (15 ml) minced ginger 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 × 5.5 oz (156 ml) can tomato paste 1 cup (250 ml) water

1¼ tsp (6 ml) ground cumin 1 tsp (5 ml) ground coriander ½ tsp (2.5 ml) turmeric 2 tsp (10 ml) Kashmiri chili powder



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