November 11, 2012

Pumpkin Harvest Cake for Pig-Pig

O.K.! Don't ask me why his name is Bo,
 but someone calls him

This is Bo! Our new grandpuppy!
He had us at "hello!"

Yes, he is a Texas Longhorn!
Oy Vey!

Baby's First Bath!
"Hey! Is Maine Grandma taking my picture....how embarrassing is this?"

You might be a Redneck when Mommie and Daddy say,
"Get your chicken leg!"
A gift from Papa and Maine Grandma

In honor of Bo, A.K.A. "Ole Pig-Pig",

Estelle's Welcomed him to the family!

Pumpkin Harvest Cake
2/3 cups softened butter
2 cups sugar
1 whole egg
2 egg whites
2 1/3 cups flour
1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 (15 oz.) can solid-pack pumpkin
1/2 cup water
3 tablespoons cocoa
1 tablespoon water

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flower pan; set aside. In large bowl of K. Aid, or whatever you have..beat butter and sugar until creamy. Add egg and egg whites; mix until well blended. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin and 1/2 cup water; mix on low speed until blended, scraping bowl often. Increase speed to medium, and beat 2 minutes.

Remove 3/4 cup of the batter and put in a small bowl. Spoon reserved batter into prepared pan.

To reserved batter, add cocoa and 1 tablespoon water; stir to combine. Place spoonfuls of chocolate batter on top of batter in pan. Using a knife, swirl chocolate batter, into pumpkin batter to marble.

Bake 40 to 47 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan; remove from pan and cool completely.


  1. Cute puppy! We have two cats that have to stay inside due to a lot of coyote and fox roaming around. I am making this dessert! Oh my goodness, you really must stop posting these or my husband will call me pig-pig. Looks absolutely wonderful,is it moist? Sigh, tomorrow, I am doing it!

    1. Oh yes Please! Cats are much safer inside so no harm befalls them. I think you are going to love this cake...it is moist and so flavorful with the combo of cocoa and pumpkin...enjoy!!

  2. I am in love with Pig Pig!
    Jane x

  3. Oh thank you Jane. Yet, another happy home for a puppy who needed adoption. He is just a love bug!


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