pumpkin chocolate chip loaf cake

pumpkin chocolate chip loaf

Okay, it's offish, fall is here. Which apparently means it's time for pumpkin or something?

Seriously, though, when did seasonal appreciation for pumpkin turn into yearly pumpkin hysteria? Pinterest has been 89% pumpkin since late August. Pumpkin spice coffee selfies litter my newsfeed. I posted a filtered picture of a can of pumpkin on instagram and a lot of you "liked" it. A can of pumpkin. I'm starting to become suspicious that we've all been conned by a multi-year marketing campaign by Starbucks.

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almond-rhubarb cake

Spring was slow to arrive to the Midwest this year, and the spring crops accordingly late. So while others have moved on to the abundance of strawberries, it’s still pretty much all asparagus and rhubarb here in Chicago. I was thrilled to finally be able to pick up some rhubarb at the market, with little more of a plan than “bake it in something.” Continue reading

peanut butter chocolate cake is appropriate

And delicious. See, it worked out neatly that my dad's birthday was only a few days after I decided to finally get around to starting this blog. So, of course, I made a cake. Because what's a birthday without cake? Don't worry, bourbon will be making an appearance soon enough. Along with some things that might actually have some vitamins in them.

So, cake. This cake is a peanut butter cake with chocolate cream cheese frosting, from my latest and greatest cookbook courtesy of Joy the Baker. The peanut butter birthday cake caught my eye on the first read-through, but me being me, I immediately thought "this needs chocolate frosting." Peanut butter is great, but when paired with chocolate, it becomes divine. Like I needed to tell you that.

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