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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.


More Pumpkin Please!

21 Oct

Did I ever mention that I love pumpkin?  If not, please refer to my previous post Why I love Fall- Reason #1.

Also, words cannot describe how much I love ice cream.  For details on my ice cream obsession please refer to this post:  Ice Cream is a Girl’s Best Friend.

Now that you are well informed, you can imagine my excitement when I came across the best pumpkin pie ice cream in the world.
Ladies and Gentlemen, It is my pleasure to introduce….

I cannot take credit for this discovery.  My wonderful boyfriend, who also shares my obsession for food,  found this at the store and said that it is awesome.  And he was right….IT IS AWESOME.

The ice cream tastes exactly like pumpkin pie.  My absolute favorite part is the GIGANTIC layer of graham cracker crust in the middle.  Yes, I said GIGANTIC.  I can seriously eat this entire quart of ice cream all by myself and probably wouldn’t even feel guilty about it.

Go buy some.  You will not be disappointed.

Side note:  If anyone can find me Ben & Jerry’s Pumpkin Cheese Cake Ice Cream, I WILL LOVE YOU FOREVER…..AND EVER.

Why I Love Fall- Reason #1

8 Sep

There are MANY reasons why I love fall, most of them involving food.  (Are you surprised?)


If you don’t like pumpkin.  Screw you and stop reading 🙂

Words cannot even describe how much I love pumpkin.  Pumpkin breads, pumpkin lattes, pumpkin cupcakes, pumpkin pudding, pumpkin pie, pumpkin beer, pumpkin hummus (seriously.)…..literally EVERYTHING.  Okay….now that I got that out of my system.  Two of my favorite pumpkin flavored items are Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Lattes and Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins.  They are only available during the fall months which makes them even more special.

There isn’t much to describe about the Pumpkin Spice Latte.  It tastes exactly how it sounds.  It is pretty much like a latte and pumpkin pie had a baby.  You can get it hot or iced.  Also, when I feel like watching my calories the “skinny” version is equally delicious.

Now lets talk about the Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffin.  Basically a very moist, delicious pumpkin flavored muffin with a scoop of creamy cheese cake on top.  IT IS LIKE HEAVEN ON EARTH.  I have no other words to describe it except I effing love it.

Stay tuned….I plan on sharing a few of the other reasons why I love fall (If I don’t get too lazy.)  I have a feeling my next post is going to be about beer.  Woooooo!