Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Baking Weather

Hey all!

Okay, so this post will be short and sweet (quite literally!)

I want to blog more, but I have been busy, but at least want to update!

We got a bit of snow yesterday in Ohio covering everything, but we didn't nearly as much as some other places, thank goodness. The low tonight is nine, with wind chill factored in, it's zero.

With such frigid temperatures, I find myself wanting to bake even more. With school, it's a bit hard for me to do a ton of baking, but this week I have no Spanish class, which also means no homework! Speaking presentations are going on, and I got mine out of the way early, so when I came home I had one thing on my mind; cake. I wanted something seasonal, but not typical.

I present you with the best thing I have ever made:
Doesn't it look like a 1950's cookbook photo?!

It's a pumpkin spice layer cake with butterscotch filling, brown sugar frosting and candied pecans. I candied the pecans myself. There may or may not be, but definitely is, over a pound of butter in this. Julia Child would be proud. The pumpkin cake has what I was looking for without being over-overpoweringly pumpkin-y and typical. It's magical, sugary, buttery and sweet. I have a new favorite.

Oh, and also, here is a picture (or 2) of me from yesterday, it's not a vintage outfit (sadly my vintage wardrobe is lacking in the winter appropriate department) but I was going for Elsa inspired (you know, from Frozen). I think it worked pretty well.

The cold never bothered me anyway......

Hope you are staying warm, if it's cold where you live!

Ta-Ta for now


  1. Both you and that cake look fantastic!!! I smiled ear-to-ear when you said that it looked like a 50s cookbook image - it sooo does! I could see even see it being the cover image. You've set my tummy rumbling over here with your beautiful culinary creation, dear gal! :)

    Big hugs & happy start of winter wishes,
    ♥ Jessica

    *PS* Thank you very much for your great comment on yesterday's post. I would come up to you right away if I spotted you on the street, too. :)

  2. Gosh..
    I need something sweet now. The cake looks picture-perfect. And I'm sure it tastes great, too.
    You look fabulous!
    So sorry about the snow - over here it's still too early for snow to start; but one can never know.