Monday, October 18, 2010

Cake anyone?

My mind is exploding with ideas and thoughts galore. What will I  bake next? The common epidemic of my day. Also, who will do these dishes?
Yep, baking can get quite ugly in the kitchen.
Flour explosions, dough spills, sticky's really not pretty but I will conquer it all, I tell ya.

Yesterday morning I woke up and my first thought was I need to make some coffee. No surprise there! Second thought, What will I bake? I need to bake! I then remembered that I was going over to Matthew's house later that night for a dinner party and it would just be offensive if I didn't bring anything, right? : )

CAKE! I wanted to ice something is really what it came down to. Just pour something sweet on top of a mountain of heavenly moist cake. Yep, it's what I shall do.

I gathered the ingredients to create a spicy, moist, and nutty cake.

Bohemian Wedding Cake

That would be brown sugar and pumpkin. Cream it together.

Get your flour mixture together and put it to the side.

Creamy gooey-ness..

I don't have a nut masher of any sorts, so getting creative is a necessity. It worked quite well if I say so myself.

Fold in the nuts.

Just look at it. Smooth and creamy. Perfect.

This cake right here will serve as a perfect air freshener. The house smelled like Christmas, I may have to bake one just for the smell.

The last requirement is to get a friend to taste test.
I wanted to document her reaction and thoughts but maybe next time.

Bohemian Wedding Cake:
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup all purpose flour
1 15-ounce can pumpkin
1.5 tsp baking soda
pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp salt
roughly chopped walnuts
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1 cup canola oil
2 eggs
vanilla extract

Bake at 350 degrees for about 50 minutes.
Frosting will be your choice! I made a homemade cream cheese icing and I couldn't tell ya the recipe. I just threw a bunch of stuff in a bowl and mixed it together.


This recipe was inspired from ELR.

The devotion for today is about allowing obstacles to work positively in your life. Let God control the circumstances instead of you trying to avoid them. Don't try and fight opportunities or even road blocks, allow them to work in your life and teach you. One of the hardest things for me is to give it all to God. I act like I do and I even convince myself that I do, but the reality is, is if I'm doubting or fighting, I'm not giving it up. One thing that I find hard to give up is control. Whether it be food, working out, or even just a situation.

What do you try to control in your day-to-day?

I highly recommend you listen to Forever Jone's song:  He Wants It All


  1. I really enjoyed your devotion section, thank you for that. One thing I try to control is how I handle a situation. I really try take everything in stride and more recently have been trying to offer up any of my trials and tribulations for those who are suffering worse than me.

    Oh, and about the cake. Yes please!

  2. I remember seeing that cake on ELR and thinking how good it looked! Yours looks delicious :D

  3. The cake looks scrumptious! Your question is very thought provoking! I'm struggling with myself to find an answer...

  4. Oooh, this is dairy free and right up my alley!!

  5. hey girlie!!
    wowwwwie this cake looks awesome, I hope you enjoyed it!
    I try and control my workouts...maybe a little too much! hehe!
    I hope you have a great week ahead of you!

  6. Nobel-then you must try it! It's amazing!

    The glaze on top made it super moist and just oh-so-divine!