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Sunday, April 11, 2010
Paula's Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese goodness
No matter what others may say about her, I L-O-V-E Paula Deen. Why? Because she makes it ok to eat an entire day's worth of fat in one serving of her casseroles. She makes you feel good just by watching her show. I just want to sit there in her kitchen and help her lick the spoon when she's making desserts. She may not be the most sophisticated, but that woman has got it going on.
Therefore, I have made Paula's recipe for pumpkin bars exactly to see if it was really as good as all the reviews said. Result? I-want-to-eat-these-three-times-a-day good. I know pumpkin is a fall flavor, but I really love it and wanted to mix it in with all the spring-inspired cooking I've been doing lately at home.
Instead of bars, I made cupcakes as they would be more visually appealing. So good. Turned out just as moist as any other "bar" or "bread" could be.
Enjoy! (ps, I love you Paula!)
Makes 10 cupcakes. I halved the cupcake recipe on Paula's page, but made the full recipe for the frosting...to keep for other I-need-sweets moments. :) INGREDIENTS:
Wet Ingredients for cake: 2 eggs 1/2 plus 1/3 sugar 1/2 cup canola oil 8 oz pumpkin puree
Dry Ingredients for cake: 1 cup flour 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp baking soda