The inspiration from this cake came from Tartine's pumpkin tea cake. I wanted to make a lighter, cake-ier cake, closer to a dessert you'd eat at a dinner party than to a quickbread you'd eat for breakfast. The frosting recipe is based on my idol Dorie Greenspan's Tangy Cream Cheese Frosting.
These spicy pumpkin muffins are good for a quick breakfast on the run or to include in bag lunches. A combination of brown sugar and granulated sugar in the recipe creates a crunchy topping that contrasts with the moist, tender muffins.
Well, I didn't end up making the Itty Bitty Carrot Cake Cookies, but I did end up making an off-spring! Meet the carrot cake cookie in breakfast form. I cut down the oil (using applesauce to replace some of
Whenever there's a seasonal item at Trader Joe's like pumpkin puree, I get so excited that I lose control and end up buying at least 10 cans of it. Individual Pumpkin Cheesecakes, Pumpkin Milkshakes, Pumpkin Seed Cookies, Pumpkin Waffles....those are a few of the things I love to make with pumpkin puree, just to give you a hint of my obsession with it. In general, I try not to eat a lot of canned foods, but if there's one thing that is simply easier and tastier to get from a can, it's pumpkin puree. Roasting and pureeing an entire pumpkin, is a time consuming task that I don't recommend doing, especially when their are a couple of very good...