Monday, August 15, 2011

Happy Birthday Cake

The Hub made this Vermont Spice Cake for my birthday, which is today. Always a fan of frosting, he chose to frost the whole thing instead of just between the layers. The frosting is maple and really good, but the cake part is delicious too. I've noticed that Libby's and some other developers of good pumpkin recipes have added a lot more baking powder and baking soda than a normal cake would use. (This particular cake uses a combined 4 1/2 teaspoons.) I assume this is to counteract the heaviness of the pumpkin; but whatever the reason, it works. This cake light and moist. Thanks Den!

Andrew's birthday is coming up and I'm going to try a variation of our family's traditional birthday cake, the purple poke cake. Wait for it - pumpkin poke cake!


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