Archive | November, 2012

Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Brown Sugar Glaze

24 Nov

My name is Jessica and I am a Pinterest Addict.
I’ve been obsessive compulsively pinning recipes on Pinterest.  Quite honestly, I need a life.  I decided to actually start making some of the 800+ recipes that I’ve hoarded.  This is one of them.  It was very yummy!

This recipe came from this pretty blog.  Gotta give credit where credit is due 🙂 How Sweet It Is

Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Brown Sugar Glaze

Serves 18

⅓ cups Water
1 can Pureed Pumpkin (15 Oz)
2 whole Eggs
1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
2 teaspoons Pumpkin Pie Spice
1 box Yellow Cake Mix (18 Ounce Box)
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1 cup Brown Sugar, Divided
½ cups Flour
4 Tablespoons Butter, Melted
¼ cups Granulated Sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
¼ cups Heavy Whipping Cream

Preparation Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350F.

In a large bowl mix together the water, pumpkin, eggs, 1 Tablespoon of vanilla, and pumpkin pie spice until well combined. Add the cake mix and baking soda and mix until just combined.

Grease a 9×13 pan with butter and pour batter into pan.

In a small bowl mix together 1/2 cup of brown sugar, 1/2 cup flour and melted butter. Use your fingers to sprinkle over the top of the cake. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

For the glaze, combine the other 1/2 cup brown sugar, granulated sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and heavy cream in a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Remove from heat and stir until all sugar is dissolved.

When cake is finished baking, poke holes in the top with a toothpick. Pour glaze over the cake, making sure to cover all surfaces. Serve cake warm or at room temperature.


Ben & Jerry are the Loves of My Life

18 Nov

I’ve been searching far and wide, taking trips to various crowded and insanely obnoxious super markets.  These Ben & Jerry’s “limited batches” are quite honestly a giant pain in my ass.  Anyway, my search has finally come to an end.  Thank you Wegman’s… never let me down.

Ben & Jerry’s Cannoli Ice Cream!

I love cannoli.  What Italian girl doesn’t? And I literally enjoy every single thing about this ice cream.  But my absolute favorite part is the Mascarpone Swirl.  It tastes just like cannoli filling.  The fudge covered cannoli pastry shell is not a disappointment either.  I suggest you get some of this ASAP.  Trust me…your life will never be the same. EVER.  I love it so much I think I might marry it.

Ben & Jerry.  The coolest guys that ever lived.  The End.