Posts Tagged ‘pumpkin’

Pumpkin Spice Sheet Cake

A Fall Favorite

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It can’t get much easier than this one bowl recipe

Cake:

2 cups granulated sugar

1 (16oz) can pumpkin

1/2 cup oil

1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce

4 eggs

2 cups flour

1 Tablespoon baking soda

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

dash salt

Combine sugar, pumpkin, oil, applesauce and eggs in a large bowl; mix well. Add flour, baking soda, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and salt; mix until well blended. Pour into greased 9×13 inch cake pan. Bake 350 degrees 25 to 30 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

Frosting:

4 oz. cream cheese

1/8 cup butter, softened

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 & 1/2 cups powdered sugar

1 Tablespoon milk

Combine all frosting ingredients and mix well on low speed with an electric mixer. Spread over cooled cake. I think this amount is plenty but double the recipe if you like a LOT of frosting. 

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The Pumpkin Spice Latte is fall’s favorite drink. Signature espresso blended with the unmistakable spices of fall – cinnamon, nutmeg and clove – smooth with steamed milk and topped with delectably sweetened whipped cream.

-Starbucks

This is my recipe for Pumpkin Spice Latte. Enjoy a delicious Fall drink that’s simple to make and easy on the wallet.

2 cups milk

2 Tablespoons canned pumpkin

2 Tablespoons sugar

1 Tablespoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

2 servings of espresso 

whipped cream

My original post gave directions for steaming the milk on the stove top and making the espresso with a french press. I’ve since acquired an espresso machine (yeah) and wanted to re-post this delicious recipe with this updated espresso machine version. Enjoy!

In a bowl, mix milk, pumpkin, and sugar. Make espresso in your espresso machine and divide between two cups. Then steam the milk mixture and pour on top of the espressos. Add vanilla extract and pumpkin pie spice and gently stir. Top with whipped cream. 

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Check out the earlier version for the stove top method including the spices needed for pumpkin pie spice and how to make your own whipped cream which I think tastes “a latte” better than whipped cream from an aerosol can!

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The Pumpkin Spice Latte is fall’s favorite drink. Signature espresso blended with the unmistakable spices of fall – cinnamon, nutmeg and clove – smooth with steamed milk and topped with delectably sweetened whipped cream.

-Starbucks

This is my recipe for Pumpkin Spice Latte. Enjoy a delicious Fall drink that’s simple to make and easy on the wallet.

2 cups milk

2 Tablespoons canned pumpkin

1 or 2 Tablespoons sugar

2 Tablespoons vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

about 1/4 cup espresso or 1/2 cup strong brewed coffee

In a small saucepan, combine milk, pumpkin, and sugar. Cook on medium heat, stirring until steaming. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and spice. Whisk. Pour into a large cup. Add the coffee on top. And top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Mmmm.

Latte Notes: 

*  I use my french press to make the coffee for this drink. 

*  Use the amount of sugar you prefer. While Autumn likes 2 Tablespoons sugar, I prefer only 1 Tablespoon.

*  Pumpkin Pie Spice can be made from the following spices: For 1 Tablespoon Pumpkin Pie Spice, use 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon ginger, 1/4 teaspoon allspice, and 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg.

*  Making your own whipped cream isn’t that hard and it tastes “a latte” better than whipped cream from an aerosol can. Chill bowl and mixing beaters. Combine 1 cup whipping cream, 2 Tablespoons sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer on medium until soft peaks form. Make whipped cream ahead of time and freeze until needed. (Place a spoonful onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Put in the freezer for 30 minutes. After they are firm, they can be put into a freezer container)

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