Tuesday, September 25, 2012

bake: Welcome to Fall cake

 It's Fall here in the States and if yer like me (an many others out there) you might, might, might have pumpkin on your mind. Pumpkins to carve, pumpkins to paint, pumpkins to sip and pumpkins to bake. Here is a super easy pump[kin bar/cake recipe you and your kiddos can turn out in a jiffy.

*1 box yellow cake mix
*1 15oz can of pureed pumpkin
*1 egg (optional)
*assorted chips and sprinkles
Dump your cakemix and accoutrements into a bowl. Hand your kiddo a wooden spoon or fork and have them mix it all up.
Dump the pumpkin, crack the egg and mix some more.*
Pour into greased baking pan (I think mine was about 9X13), top with more sprinkles and bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes.
Allow to cool and enjoy with a cold cup of favorite milk. I enjoyed mine with an iced coffee, cream, no sugar. SO GOOD! I then brought the batch to family dinner night and they were gobbled up...lickety-split.

*you can totally omit the egg but your cake will be a bit flat...more dense which is a whole other kind of good. These bars, with the egg were puffy and fluffy. A tiny piece goes a long way.