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Healthy or Not? Let’s Have A Pumpkin Cake

So is pumpkin healthy or not?  I think it depends on how you prepare it.  I do feel overwhelmed with the many different items I see this time of the year that include pumpkin.  I like pumpkin but being a Southern girl, I am more partial to sweet potatoes.  North Carolina produces more sweet potatoes than any state in the US.  When I saw pumpkin spice M&M’s the other day, my first thought was the pumpkin craze had gone a little too far.Then to my amazement, I saw pumpkin spice oreos.  Maybe I am just old and grumpy and set in my ways but I want an oreo with a luscious chocolate cookie and delicious creme filling. An M&M for me has to be traditional even though I will consider peanut butter M&M’s sometimes.

As I was browsing through my cookbooks, I saw this recipe for a pumpkin cake and I think it sounds delicious.  The recipe was submitted to the St. Peters Lutheran Church cookbook by a very special lady, Glenda Thornburg.  I think the recipe sounds easy and would be a great option for dessert during the fall months of the year.

pumpkin cake

Mr. D loves pumpkin pie and every year at Thanksgiving he wants the traditional pumpkin pie for dessert.  I showed him this recipe and he seemed interested in it and that was a surprise to me.  In the past when I have suggested any other type of pumpkin dessert he has only wanted the traditional pie.  I guess he wants his pumpkin pie to be traditional just like I want my M&M’s and oreos to be traditional.

I will admit I absolutely love the wonderful aroma of pumpkin pie when it is baking in the oven.  Doesn’t it smell so welcoming and comforting? I think I have just talked myself into baking something with pumpkin or sweet potatoes.  However as much as I love sweet potatoes I wouldn’t want them in my M&M’s and oreos either.  Thanks for stopping by.

2 responses »

  1. Having just returned from two weeks in New England, we have eaten much pumpkin cake and enjoyed every morsel. Our favorite was at Warren’s Lobster House in Kittery, Maine.

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  2. I love pumpkin or sweet potatoes incorporated into a cake or quick bread. I had been missing you and thought you might be on one of your exciting ventures. Can’t wait to read the post and see the pictures.

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