Sunday, October 23, 2011

birthday baking

happy birthday to s3! here's some food porn for your pleasure...
there was cake...which in the bottom left corner looks either like a ginormous whoopie pie or a really soft oreo. do they make special oreos during the fall with pumpkin cream on the inside?
and there was hot apple cider...of course there was loads of other food, but really, the cake and apple cider was were it was at:D

the cake is picky palate's double chocolate pumpkin cake with pumpkin buttercream frosting. we used a dark chocolate cake mix and made our own buttermilk. we also didn't have any oil so put in the rest of our sour cream container we bought (8 oz total). the frosting and cake are delicious and once the cake all sits together the flavor really turns wonderful. rich and moist and the frosting is yum-o.

the hot apple cider was 8 cups of apple cider, 1/2 tblsp of cinnamon, 1 tsp nutmeg and 1/4 tsp ground cloves. also added were two large slices of orange and 3 cinnamon sticks. this was all boiled then simmered for 30 minutes. if you like it tart, this way is perfect, if not go ahead and add some sugar.

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