Pumpkin Spice Cake Bread
This little “recipe” has been making its way across the internet and Pinterest lately. So Saturday when we were at the store I realized I had a free evening and a Kitchen Aid Mixer that hasn’t been used yet. And since this recipe has all of TWO ingredients in it with an optional third, I didn’t even have to look anything up while I was in the store. (Except I totally did because I would forget one of the two ingredientses (TM Teresa Guidice) and have to go BACK.)
Ingredient #1: Cake Mix. I chose Spice Cake. Ingredient #2: a can of Pumpkin.
I thought I could go the extra mile and add Pumpkin Pie Spice, but I couldn’t get excited about paying $4 for a spice that I will never use as I am really not the biggest pumpkin fan. (Making this recipe an unexpected choice, eh?) So, when I got home I googled it and it turns out it’s easy to assemble.
To make 1 teaspoon of Pumpkin Pie Spice, just combine 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, 1/4 tsp. ginger, 1/8 tsp. allspice and 1/8 tsp. nutmeg. Easy enough.
Then I blended everything together in my fancy pants mixer and baked it at 350 degrees in a loaf pan. Because if it’s shaped like bread, then we won’t feel bad for eating the whole cake in 24 hours, which is basically what’s happening.
It took about an hour for the cake/bread to get to the point where a toothpick came out clean. Plenty of time to make a cream cheese icing glaze.
Two ounces each of cream cheese and butter. One cup of powdered sugar. I blended them in the mixer and added a good splash of milk to make it more glaze-y vs. icing-y.
Taylor had the good idea to add a little lemon zest to the top. (Breakfast sidebar: I also like adding lemon zest to jelly to make toast more festive.)
While it was still hot, I glooped the icing on it. I had visions of it beautifully dripping down the sides.
But it tasted really good. Super moist. Almost like it has pudding in it. And—if you nix the icing—it’s pretty low in fat and calories. I mean, relatively. It’s not kale.
And 24 hours later, we’re down to this.
Might as well knock that out before bedtime. Hate to wake up to dirty dishes.