Pumpkin Snack Cake

August 24, 2012 § Leave a comment

(Psst…It’s really indistinguishable from pumpkin bread, but I thought I’d keep the recipe’s original title.)

Today was a day spent largely at the computer, opining on my strengths in jobs past as I prepared to apply for yet another job future. It really wasn’t all that bad. There’s several fluffy kitties lolling around for when I need a distraction, and the kitchen is always near at hand. After procrastinating with chores and then typing away at the familiar document, I decided it was time for the oven to do some work.

I found the recipe for Pumpkin Snack Cake in an issue of Cooking Light that I’d been saving, which turned out to be tabbed almost in total. It seemed that a recipe on almost every other page sounded interesting to me a few years ago. A few of them, this cake included, still did.

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It was a straightforward recipe, one with very few steps, but also, not very exciting in the spice department with only vanilla and cinnamon present. I took the liberty of adding a good dose of ground ginger, nutmeg, and allspice (sorry, cloves, I didn’t mean to forget you. Poppy seed was blocking you.). For experiment’s sake, I also subbed half the called-for amount of all-purpose flour with white-wheat. I couldn’t tell that anything odd was up after I sliced into the golden, burnt sienna colored slab and took a big bite while it was too hot to hold still in one hand, because who really waits for baked goods to completely cool?

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Choosing to forgo the recipe for quick cream cheese frosting included in the directions, I shook some powdered sugar on top for the final flourish and a bit more sweetness. Hurry up Fall; we’re ready for you.

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