Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Pumpkin Tea Cake

I've got a new favorite pumpkin bread!  I had just had one of those days last week, where it felt like nothing was going right, and the boys just seemed to be at eachother's throats for one reason or another.  I needed one of those "Calgon take me away!" momements, but since locking myself in the bathroom to take a nice bath would have resulted in the boys starting a wrestling war or beating on eachother with lightsabers, I decided I just needed some time in the kitchen.  Now, what to make........

Tartine to the rescue!  I had gotten the Tartine cookbook a little while ago, and just hadn't had the chance to make anything from it yet (my cookbook collection might be getting a little too big, but shhhh.....don't tell the hubby).  It's a great book just to flip through, love the pictures, and there are tons of recipes in there that I absolutely intend to try at some point.

This Pumpkin Tea Cake caught my eye, since I love just about anything pumpkin, and a quickbread recipe was all I really had time for since I could hear the boys fighting over who got what cars in the next room.  This recipe could not be easier to put together....and the response from the hubby and everyone else who tried a piece was that it was a hit!  There was an optional topping of pepitas that I didn't include.....I just wanted a simple pumpkin cake....but the little crunchy crust on top that the sugar topping provides is fantastic!  And all the spices in the cake (it may seem like a lot, just go with it), gives this cake a lovely, not too sweet taste, one that is great in the morning, or the afternoon with your tea (or coffee).  This cake also kept great.....three days later it was still fantastic.

Suddenly the day didn't seem so bad......the world was all rainbows and unicorns again, and the boys were all smiles.  Ahhhh.....the magic of baked goods!

Click here for the recipe......and Enjoy!

This post is linked to:
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  1. I have never really used pumpkin in baking! But this looks wonderful, and the colour is special. I should definitely try it!

  2. This really looks amazing! I hope you will link this post to my Thanksgiving Traditions link up!

  3. I would love a slice of this Pumpkin Tea Cake with my Tea. My very best wishes to you and your family for a blessed Thanksgiving. Thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you again real soon!
    Miz Helen

  4. That looks delicious! I love pumpkin bread. I'm a new follower, found you through Colie's Kitchen.

  5. Hey! Great Thanksgiving treat!
    Come to A Themed Baker's Sunday where this week's theme is Thanksgiving treats. Be sure to vote on the side bar for next week's theme as well! Happy Holidays!

    Cupcake Apothecary

  6. Sounds amazing. Thanks for sharing at bacon time.

  7. Wow, I really like the flavors here. Have a super week.

  8. hi! Just wanted to let you know I am going to be featuring this on Tuesday at this weeks Tasty Tuesday Party. Come by and grab a featured button. Thanks for linking up!

  9. What a great bread. I love pumpkin breads, yummy! Thanks for sharing on Crazy Sweet Tuesday! :)