Tuesday, October 15, 2013

My Little Pumpkin Cake: An Easy, Stir-Together, Dairy Free Cake from Cleo Coyle

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  1. Oh my, you're really tempting us with the pumpkin and cream cheese, Cleo! I remember my stepmother making a version of this that included dried cherries in the batter. I was always sorry I hadn't gotten the recipe--so thanks! xo

  2. Thanks for showing how to make this cake without the mixer. I always feel like I have to haul the KitchenAid out to make something. I also appreciate the size, since there are only two of us. Definitely sounds like a winner!

  3. One of my biggest pet peeves is recipes that call for partial amounts of canned ingredients. Sadly, I am not clever enough to figure out what to do with the remainder. Thank you so much for pairing two recipes that use up everything! I was planning to try the fettuccine recipe, and now I can do so secure in the knowledge that I will not have a half-empty can of pumpkin moldering away in the back of my fridge because I can also make this delicious cake!

  4. This looks fabulous! I always do Thanksgiving but I do not like pumpkin pie. I will try this out as an alternative for those of us who are not PP fans. Thanks.

  5. Another terrific recipe, Cleo! Thanks for the dairy free option too. I have friends who need that.

    On behalf of all Canada, thanks for the Thanksgiving greetings! We will hold our Thanksgiving next weekend because we're still on the road.



  6. You and I both know that I could do a face plant into that cream cheese frosting! Lo and behold I would be so so sick afterward :-(. I am so happy to have my very own dairy free recipe to turn to this pumpkin season! Being the big baby that I am I do feel sorry for myself nt being able to have casein any longer...no pumpkin pie, no cheesecake...no whipped cream. But Hark...the angels do sing ;-) As I delve more into dairy free baking (with your most able and patient assistance) I am finding there are many wodnerful alternatives.

    Thanks for a great recipe, Cleo that I can't wait to try! Just think...if I make both cakes I'll have my own cake all to myself....BWHAHAHAHA!!!

    much love and casein free hugs!!

  7. Wow, is this pretty. Love all the pumpkin "good-health" tips!


    Daryl / Avery

  8. I just made an apple cake last week. Looks like I'm moving on to pumpkin! This looks delicious!

  9. I love cakes like this that can be mixed in one bowl. So fast and easy. Perfect for that last minute phone call that company is on the way.


  10. This looks delicious! I love pumpkin cakes and pies, and look forward to enjoying them this time of year ( or anytime! ) Thanks for sharing! =)