"And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God." ~Romans 12:2 NKJV~
A man’s heart plans his way, But the Lord directs his steps. ~Prov. 16:9~

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Colorado (Pumpkin Spice Cake)

This week in our study of the Western States is Colorado. The capital of Colorado is Denver. Did you know that Henry Perky invented a machine that produced America's 1st shredded wheat in his downtown Denver factory, or that Jolly Rancher candies were invented in Golden, Colorado in 1949? Since we're talking food here's a yummy recipe to try...



Pumpkin Spice Cake

Ingredients:
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 16-ounce can pumpkin
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons Dark Rum
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
For icing:
  • 12 oz. Cream Cheese (room temperature)
  • 1 lb. powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 oz milk

Preparation:
Beat eggs until frothy; add sugars and beat until very thick.
Add pumpkin, oil, and rum; blend until smooth.
Stir together flour, spice, baking powder, and salt.
Thoroughly blend flour mixture into creamed mixture.
Pour into greased and floured 10 inch tube or bundt cake pan.

Bake in preheated 350*F. oven for 1 hour or until cake tester inserted near center comes out clean.
Icing:
Blend all ingredients on medium speed.

If you are from Colorado feel free to share a recipe with us to try. I'll be back next week to tell you what's next in our study of the Western States. Thank you again for stopping by to learn along with us.

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