DIY: Pumpkin Spice Cake

 

We have fallen in with our Pumpkin Spice Cake. It’s arguably the best dessert because it’s moist and soft, has a rich flavor without being overbearing, not too crumbly, and just the right amount of cream cheese frosting. We’ve served this cake for weddings, charity auctions, and birthday parties. Try it today and I challenge you NOT to fall in love with it!

 

 Pumpkin spice cake

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Fall Flavors

 

At Savory we are all a-buzz with all things fall, especially when it comes to the food. These next three months are filled with mouth-watering flavors that get neglected the other nine months of the year. Today, I’m here to tell you what delicious flavor combinations we can put together for your various parties and events.

 

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Refined Rustic Details

When a bride asks for rustic, we like to think of it as rustic refined.
We love rustic because it reminds us of home. We don’t particularly like country kitsch. 
Here’s how Savory does Rustic without boring :)



TEXTURES! Rustic to us means bringing in lots of varied textures.
Burlap, fresh maple leaves, moss, florals, coffee beans (plus it makes it smell so delicious), flax seeds, pumpkin seeds in apothecary jars.

 We hollowed out artichokes to use as candle-holders. Stay tuned this week for this super easy DIY!

Whenever possible we love to use fruit as accent to the buffet decor. Recall this wedding, with lemons as decorations?

Bark tree vases with dried florals.

Rustic herb flavored water: just a little bit of flavoring so it is not too overpowering :). Delicious and refreshing.

Chalkboard labels with twine.

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Frosting




Hi all! Jessica here, and I love reading food blogs. It really inspires me to see how other people try new recipes and I love learning all I can about baking. Baking definitely takes patience! My sister Haley is the  best baker in our family (well, after my mom). 
For one family get-together, my mother-in-law asked me to provide some dessert treat. Its fall and I really wanted to accentuate the best fall flavors. I thought about pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, but thought it would be too “boring”.  Thats one trait I get from my mom– she is always creative in the kitchen!


 I found this recipe here: Its from Ina Garten


First, in baking always sift the dry ingredients together. It is very important to mix dry and wet ingredients separately. 

Now for the wet ingredients:

I always crack my eggs in a darker color bowl so I can catch any shells.

After the eggs, pumpkin purée, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and vegetable oil are whisked together, its time to add the dry ingredients. 

Add slowly and don’t overmix! Speed should be on low

 As a novice, I’m not able to ‘eyeball’ the portions. I always use a measuring cup to make sure all cupcake tins are equal. This recipe only made 10 cupcakes, so I had to double it. You know our Utah families are large!

Next, is the cream cheese frosting with maple flavoring. YUMM! Make sure to use confectioner’s sugar, it is much more fine than regular granulated sugar. You want a smooth texture for the cream cheese frosting.

Ina Garten uses a Heath bar for garnish, I used a Symphony bar. Anything with chocolate and toffee will go great!

I am one of those girls who don’t like a lot of frosting on the cupcake. Weird, I know, but I usually end up picking off half of the frosting.

Overall these were a big hit! The pumpkin cake is so moist, the pumpkin and the maple flavors go really well together!