Autumn is upon us and I love the sights and smells of the season. Fall means it’s time for flattering colors, slimming lines, halloween, the harvest, and BAKING!
So welcome to: Baking made easy – Part 2 (P1 was Peanut Butter cookies)
That’s right, we’re gonna make a delicious Pumpkin cake with only 3 ingredients!
… okay 6 ingredients if you really wanna make it all fancy and good.
It’s so easy! I own nothing, my roommate and my Mister don’t have any baking stuff and I was still able to make this tasty treat, no problem!
Get a box mix for yellow cake. It costs like $2
Mix it together with a can of pumpkin puree and 2 eggs.
Bake at 350 for 28 mins.
Seriously. Don’t follow the cake box ingredients with the water and oil. Just mix together the dry mix, the pumpkin, and the eggs. And I know the box says you need a mixer. But that is just a big fat lie to keep the baking appliance industry alive. You only need a bowl, a spoon, and your arm.
Mix it up until the batter is all wet.
Pour it into a pan. Or two pans. Or cupcake pans. You can grease the pans if you feel like it. Or line it with parchment paper. Or do nothing. It’ll still work.
Now – the extra part to make it amazing is just as easy and uses 3 ingredients.
Apple cider glaze:
Mix together 1cup icing sugar, 3 tablespoons of apple cider, and 1 tsp of pumpkin pie spice. The glaze tastes like an amazing apple pie. YES!
If you are too lazy to make the glaze – just use chocolate icing or melted chocolate – that will also be extra yummy.
Pour the glaze over the cake. Eat the delicious cake.
Yay for pumpkins! Autumn is deeeelicious.
Hooooray for home-made baked goods! The extra bonus to baking something yourself is that your house will smell amazing for hours! It is worth having to wash the 5 dishes that got dirty while you were making this masterpiece.
If you are having people over and want to make it seem like this was really complex and difficult – just smudge some of the icing sugar on your shirt or apron. This will translate to: “Whew! Baking is rough! But my guests are worth all the extra effort!”
—–Alternate SIMPLER version—–
Omit the eggs. Yup! You just made a 2 ingredient pumpkin cake. Yellow cake mix and a can of pumpkin. The end.
I like the eggs because it adds fluffiness and a bit of moisture – but the cake is fine without eggs. So feel free to leave ’em out…just in case you’re:
-Grossed out by eggs
-Realizing halfway into making this that you don’t have any eggs
-Not authorized to buy eggs
-Against eggs and everything they stand for!
Whatever your totally valid reason may be for not wanting to use eggs. It’s ok. You don’t have to!
Enjoy your cake!
And this short video.
Because this is how pumpkins make me feel too.