the pumpkin spice cake was really good, it was moist and it was mixed with pumpkin puree, and also some buttermilk. The scent of cinnamon, fresh nutmeg, and ginger made the whole house smell like Fall. Here is the cake recipe I used: http://www.countryliving.com/print-this/pumpkin-spice-cake-3559?page=all
was it good? oh gosh was it ever! I normally don't eat anything sweet and rich like this, but sometimes you just have to taste something forbidden lol
the caramel glaze tasted just like a soft praline candy that you would buy in downtown Charleston or Savannah and all it needed was the pecans. and i was surprised how easy it was to make. I used this recipe:
1/2 stick (1/4 cup) butter
1/4 cup heavy (whipping) cream
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
Put the butter, cream, and sugar into a small saucepan,.
Cook over medium heat, stirring often, until melted and smooth.
(I don't remember where I found that recipe, but after it was melted and smooth I boiled it for an additional ten minutes stirring almost constantly so it wouldn't burn. This thickened it up to the consistency that I wanted.)
the goodness i made for in between the cakes was a Pumpkin Cream Cheese Frosting and it had bits of orange zest and orange juice that really made it delicious. The recipe I used is here: http://www.countryliving.com/print-this/pumpkin-cream-cheese-frosting-4014?page=all
So many flavors all at once, what's a girl to do? walk a lot that's what, after eating a slice of this. I didn't feel that bad because I have been dessert deprived.
I hope you are having a wonderful Fall!