When I asked her for the recipe to the cake she recited the ingredients and proportions. I was impressed. When I asked her for specific directions for making the cake she replied, "You make it like you make a cake! You know: cream the first few ingredients, add the dry, just make a cake." Debbie is a no-nonsense woman. She is practical, intentional, and wise.
She always brings the unfrosted cake, along with a container of cream cheese frosting already prepared and frosts it on location. How smart is that? No worrying about the frosting getting messed up, or the cake getting smashed in transit. (This cake doesn't require the "melding" time of having the frosting on for a day or so because this cake is so moist.)
After frosting the cake she handed the bowl to my husband for licking clean, knowing his intense love for cream cheese frosting. She just knows. I'm telling you, the woman is wise. (This post was another day she spoke wisdom in my life that I wrote about.)
If you are excited about Pumpkin season, check out these Pumpkin Muffins, or this Pumpkin Syrup for Coffee, or these Pumpkin Whoopie Pies that I wrote about in years past. And if you have a Trader Joe's in your city, just walk in the door and you will be inspired- pumpkin butter,and breakfast bars, pumpkin bread mix, herbal tea, and pumpkin cranberry scone mix. Of course I couldn't resist buying several of these items.