Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Day 28 of 28 Days of Doing - Cinderella Pumpkin Cake

28 Days of Doing - The Pinterest Challenge
In an attempt to DO more than PIN, I've challenged myself to 28 days of doing. I'm tackling 28 projects found on Pinterest in 28 days. You can see the entire collection of pins here.
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Today's Pin: Cinderella Pumpkin Cake

The Pin's Source: Lick the Bowl Good

Cost:
  • $2.67 for a can of pumpkin
  • all other ingredients are kitchen staples

Hours: 2.5 hours

Modifications: The recipe calls for a whopping 1 cup of vegetable oil so I substituted the oil with 1 cup of applesauce. My cake looks more dense then the author's and that might be why.

I also ended up not using half the icing AND the icing that was on the cake was way too thick in my opinion. In the future, I would make a half batch of the icing only. And to be honest, I thought the cake was rich and delicious enough without the icing and that says a lot coming from me, the icing-lush. It could easily have been dusted with powdered sugar or nothing at all.

Notable Comments: When I think of bundt cakes, I think of my grandma. She's always making cakes out of her bundt pan and usually has one sitting under a cake dome. It may just be me and my inability to remember that I have a bundt pan and never remember use it and the fact that bundt cakes are associated with an 83-year old woman, but bundt cakes are a lost art. Bundt cakes *can* be less fattening than regular cakes and I think there are more variations to a bundt cake than traditional cakes.

After making this delicious pumpkin cake which btw has the cutest name ever, I'm on a mission to incorporate more bundt in my life. I love cake people, but I'm trying to turn a new leaf here... and cake just doesn't fit into the equation. But BUNDT, bundt possibly could. So stay tuned... this may become a bundt blog.

Amour le bundt!

Cinderella Pumpkin Cake

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