Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Bake a Cake....

Susan over at Blackberry Creek asked me to share the brown rice pudding recipe that I mentioned in my last post. I had been inspired by Alicia Paulson's Rice Pudding recipe but didn't have some of the ingredients. Because I only had brown rice, I went in search of a pudding recipe that used it(there are lots out there). It was mediocre at best, next time I'm definitely going to try Alicia's. I will make the brown rice version again though, but as a savory dish with some chopped veggies in with it because the texture wasn't bad. It just wasn't a creamy-dreamy desserty pudding. So I'm ditching it for something WAY better, trust me on this Susan!

Pumpkin Bundt Cake:

1 box yellow cake mix(or white, or spice, or even orange if you'd like)
1 15-oz can pumpkin(not pie mix)
dashes and dots of ground ginger, coriander, cinnamon, cloves, allspice, and nutmeg(about 1/4-1/2 teaspoon of most, maybe a whole teaspoon of the cinnamon and ginger)
1 tablespoon poppy seeds(optional)
2 eggs
2 egg whites
1/2-2/3 cup olive oil(I didn't measure)
1/3 cup water(or more if it looks too dry)
1 teaspoon vanilla or coconut extract

Mix dry stuff, mix wet stuff, mix all together and beat with an electic mixer til light. Spoon into a greased and sugared bundt pan and bake for about 35-40 minutes at 350(watch time because I am NOT sure how much I did this for because "someone" came along and screwed with the microwave timer when they baked a potato).

Let cool in pan for about 5-10 minutes, turn out onto platter and let cool completely(this is the hardest part for me)

I frosted this with a cream cheese, butter, and powdered sugar frosting but a drizzly icing would be good too, as would nuts in the cake batter. It is soooo velvety good!

Oh Yum. Oh Yum Yum.


Chickenbells said...

pumpkin anything is soooo good!

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Yum is right! My mouth is watering.

Anet said...

Oh my... this is yummy looking. I love pumpkin stuff! I wonder if I could make this gluten free. I am allergic to wheat:( I do have a yellow cake mix I buy that's gluten free. Hmmmm.

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RuthieJ said...

Yum-Yum....and lookit all that frosting!! (I'm drooling on my keyboard!)