Monday, November 2, 2009

I'm Thinking of Dessert

I don't know about you, but I'm starting menu preparation for Thanksgiving. I already know what's going on the table for the main course; turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, cranberries, salad, relish tray, etc. etc... no, I'm not worried about dinner, I'm thinking of dessert.

I'm dedicating (nearly) every one of my November posts to Tha
nksgiving Desserts! And believe me, I've got plenty!

This first dessert I'll share with you:

Pumpkin Pound Cake

This cake will complement any Fall Feast whether you are having turkey, ham, goose, or faux turkey; all you need are loose pants! It is a pure cake with ju
st a hint of spice in the glaze, allowing the full flavor of the pumpkin to shine through! Plus, it has a gorgeous color...
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup
Stonyfield Organic Greek Yogurt
1 cup pumpkin

Mix together until creamy


4 whole eggs
3 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons vanilla
Whisk to incorporate

Stir in
2 cups flour
¾ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon powder
Bake at 325F°, 45-60 minutes
Cake is done when top springs back to the touch

Let cook in pan for 10 minutes, then invert on wire rack

1 teaspoon molasses

2 tablespoons honey
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch of cloves
Melt together until runny, and pour over top of cake and let run down sides

Sarah says,
"This is just what
I was looking for!"

You may have noticed over the past few weeks a little subtle advertising for Stonyfield Organic Greek Yogurt. I was invited to review this product and create a few recipes with it; in all honesty I really love it. It's light, and slightly acidic. Unlike traditional yogurt, which can be runny and clumpy, this yogurt is all smooth. There are no artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners, and it's made from organic milk. It is a bit hard to find, but if you make your way over to any health foods store, you should likely be able to find it in the dairy section.

Plus, this yogurt is extremely versatile. I've made two cakes, ice-cream, and cornbread, and have found it lends a delicious airy quality to everything:
Ice Cream

18 Sweet Talkers:

Valerie said...

Now you've got ME thinking dessert. Okay, I'll be honest. I usually am! But this looks so moist and great.

Dorothy said...

Oh wow, that looks great! I've had pumpkin on the brain for the past month, with all the pumpkin recipes popping up on everyone's blogs. By the way, that is beautiful Bundt pan! I've never seen one like it. Where might I find one? :)

The Gardner Family said...

Gosh this looks like a better recipe than the one I made.. will be sure to give it a go! Thanks much!

Camille said...

A dessert recipe on nearly every post?!?! I'll be visiting regularly this month! :) I'm pretty sure I'll be gaining weight just looking at your pictures!

Miss Dot said...

the molasses in the glaze sounds super tasty. my mom and i were just talking about bundt cakes the other day. this sounds like a great one to try! :)

love lives in the kitchen said...

i'm the same as you are ;) i always programm menus in advance!
great recipe!
have a sweet day,

Evan said...

I'm totally going to make this at my new job and sell it! Yeeeaaaahhh!

Little Miss Baker said...

Oh my gosh, I NEED to make this! No doubt about it it looks amazing! I can almost taste it too. Thanks so much for sharing, wow!!

AND I got a package from you and it really made my day! It was so exciting and my mom even stole the Hershey Kisses from me! I did get it after Hallowe'en but that's ok because I am so excited to still use the awesome sprinkles and sticks!!!

Thanks for being such an awesome blogging friend!!

Baking Monster said...

This looks so good, I also have already been thinking about the desserts for thanks giving I hope to find the perfect fit soon.

Barbara said...

Beautiful dessert! And I love the glaze. Luckily, I am not in charge of Thanksgiving this year, but do have 2 Christmas desserts to come up with. It's fun to try new things, isn't it?

Heather said...

OH MY GOODNESS! that sounds AMAZING!!!!! i LOVE thanksgiving!!! everything about it! sounds soooo delicious! i can't wait to see your blogs about dessert for thanksgiving! love you babe! you are amazing

Pamela said...

That cake was so beautiful on the inside..the perfect pumpkin color. I loved the flavor.

Kathleen said...

This looks absolutely delicious! Can't wait to see more of your desserts this month!!

frenchhornlove said...

I made this tonight for a math honor society induction meeting :) Everyone really liked it! I used a different glaze though, as I'm not very fond of molasses. So yummy though! Pumpkin is the perfect fall food, in my opinion :)

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