I love this cake because it combines the excellent taste of chocolate and pumpkin. What makes it even more delicious is the wonderful spices added to the batter. This cake not only tastes great but smells like spiced hot chocolate. I love a pretty presentation for my cooking and baking and by adding the mini chocolate chips and powdered sugar not only does that enhance the taste but also adds to the visual display. You can do more to this cake to dress it up. I sometimes decorate the cake with chocolate-dipped strawberries or dried apricots, both are very easy to do. I just place the fruit around the base of the cake on the cake dish. This is very nice for a buffet table. As I like to say, just use your imagination and try different ideas. Remember no fear; just enjoy. I’ve included the recipe for chocolate dipped fruit.