Pumpkin Spice Cake and Happy Thanksgiving!

It’s Thanksgiving morning and Justin and I are getting ready to cook up a small storm.  Not hurricane-sized, but more like a small rain shower.  Justin had a day off this week while I had to work, but I came home to this Pumpkin Spice Cake and was beyond thrilled!  We’re serving it today as Thanksgiving dessert, but we did devour a small slice early, just to check for quality of course.

This cake is hands-down, the best cake I’ve ever had in my entire life.  The sponge is so smooth and moist with a dense texture, but the taste was unbelievably light and creamy.  All of the seasonings come together making this cake taste like the most perfect Thanksgiving dessert.  You’re getting your classic pumpkin flavor with ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.  It’s so wonderfully delicious and more than worth the time and effort it takes to create something so beautiful!

Three-Tiered Pumpkin Spice Cake
Click HERE for the recipe!





For more beautiful cakes like this one, check out Peggy Porschen’s delightfully charming cookbook titled “Lovely Layer Cakes.”  The recipe posted below is directly from her book.  I bought it as a random gift for Justin because I knew he wanted to step up his cake-game without going too far beyond his skills.  This book is definitely meant for those who are relative beginners, but want to create such gems like Salted Caramel Cake, Red Velvet, Strawberry and Champagne Cake, and S’mores Cake.  You won’t be disappointed!


I’ve almost finished my master’s degree!  Just two weeks left in the semester and then graduation.  Words cannot express how happy I am to be thisclose to finishing!  It means more time for my husband and daughter, more tie for friends, and more time for cooking and blogging!


I’m doing a giveaway this weekend!  The lovely folks at Raw Spice Bar sent me some spices to try and I’ll be posting a recipe this weekend with a chance to win some free delicious spices!  Come back soon…