Hubs: “Kat, another pumpkin somethin’?”
Me: “Yes, honey”
Hubs: “How about we lay off the pumpkin for a while?”
Me: “No, honey… In fact, I’m the boss of this kitchen, you just get to eat in it. Love you!”
If I leave the pumpkin puree cans sitting in the pantry, I’ll be asked, “why haven’t you used up all these cans?” If I do try to use them up, I am asked to stop and move onto something different. Whatev. Besides, this pumpkin recipe is for a special occasion; it is time for another #BundtaMonth event! The Bundt-Cake-Crazed-Baking-Group that gets together once a month and showcases their latest Bundt Cake using the same ingredient.
The #BundtaMonth Event creators, Anuradha from Baker Street and Lora from Cake Duchess, chose pumpkin as our main ingredient for this month. I was thrilled when I read Pumpkin Bundt Cake for October because I already had my recipe – Pumpkin Spice Latte Bundt Cake with Espresso Whipped Cream.
Some days I wake up very early, around 4:30-ish, just to experiment in the kitchen. Coming up with a recipe takes some time, and way too many trials and errors than I care to admit, so I have to do it while my little girls are still asleep. I need enough time to create, bake, throw away OR eat, and clean up before they start screaming wake up at around 8 or 9. And I do this all in the name of baking and blogging. It’s great to be me.
Well, the only thing I had to do for this cake was, one, wake up at 4 a.m., and two, try to fit all those latte ingredients into a Bundt! Pshhh piece of cake!
The very first attempt at this cake wasn’t all that successful. I tried to work the espresso and the pumpkin in the cake, but that did not work. The pumpkin and the coffee were both fighting for the starring role. The entire thing just didn’t make sense. Thus, instead of espresso in the cake, you will get your coffee fix on the side in the form of whipped cream. YUM! I love the color of the cake, and serving it with a scoop of espresso whipped cream just takes it to another level of deliciousness. It’s out of control. You’ll cry for more.
If you would like to join our #BundtaMonth baking group, here’s how:
- Bake your Bundt for October following the theme – Pumpkin
- Post it before October 31, 2012.
- Use the #BundtaMonth hashtag in your title. (For ex: title should read – #BundtaMonth: Pumpkin Bundt Cake)
- Add your entry to the linky tool posted here or here.
- Link back to both, Anuradha and Lora’s #BundtaMonth announcement posts.
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