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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Today, I Am...

not here.
I am sitting here listening to the waves and eating this:
SERIOUSLY YUMMY Chocolate Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Poundcake:

• 1 3⁄4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
• 1 teaspoon baking soda
• 1 teaspoon baking powder
• 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
• 1⁄4 teaspoon ground cloves
• pinch nutmeg
• 1⁄2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
• 1 1⁄4 cups sugar
• 3 large eggs
• 1 cup canned pumpkin purée
• 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
• 1⁄3 cup milk
• 1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
• 1 cup chopped walnuts
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Coat the inside of a 9-inch by 5-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray and dust it with flour.
2. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, cloves and nutmeg in a medium mixing bowl.
3. Combine the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl and cream with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until fluffy, about 3 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl once or twice as necessary.
4. With the mixer on medium-low speed, add the eggs, one at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl after each addition. Stir in the pumpkin purée and vanilla. Stir in the milk.
5.Turn the mixer to low speed and add the flour mixture, 1⁄2 cup at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl after each addition. Stir in the chocolate chips and walnuts.
6. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top with a rubber spatula. Bake the cake until it is firm to the touch and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 55 minutes to 1 hour. Let the cake cool in the pan for 5 minutes, invert it onto a wire rack, and then turn it right side up on a rack to cool completely.

really, I mean it...go make it. You will love it.

I'm sure the minis will be ok for the day while I check out temporarily. Right?
Have a great day!
{Image via my mind and here. Also, thanks to the Today show for this cake recipe.}


  1. Yum! I made this last week and it is delicious :) Enjoy!

  2. That's it. New plan for the day. Make cake. I'm so impressionable!

  3. What a fabulous picture! Can I come with you?

  4. Mmm I am going to try this at the B&B tonight.

  5. Forget the recipe...let's head to the beach! Where's the cabana boy?? ;-)

    Seriously, though...the recipe sounds delish. I gotta make it!

    P.S. Got your package it all! Thanks for the extra surprise!


  6. I love love pumpkin cookies!! Will have to give this recipe a try!

  7. I need to be there!

  8. Can I go there with you? And will you make me the cookies so I can eat them on the way?!?

  9. Yes! I'm so thrilled! I have pumpkin left, and I'm going to make it!

  10. That's a yummy alternative to the beach. I think both would take me to a happy place!

  11. made it last night! love it and almost ate it all myself ;) thanks!


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