Do you know what tomorrow is?
The FIRST day of Autumn!
Autumn is hands down – my favorite season of the year! Followed by winter and then summer and lastly spring. To me, autumn is the best!
Apple Cider Drinking
Crisp Air Walking
Clemson Football Watching
Like most food bloggers, I have A LOT of pumpkin recipes. From breakfast to supper, every season I look for new ways to cook with this seasonal favorite. So what did I plan to do on my first night back in Durham?
Gluten Free Pumpkin Crunch Cupcakes
On Pinterest, I found a recipe for a Pumpkin Crunch Cake which you can find here. Being that I we’re a family of two, I didn’t want to make a whole sheet for servings sake. So I tried them out in cupcake form.
For now, I’m going to say: Stick to the sheet cake recipe while I figure this recipe out. Substitute the cake mix for a gluten free cake mix. I used Bob’s Red Mills Gluten Free Vanilla Cake Mix. I also subbed out pecans and subbed in walnuts. I’m just not a big pecan fan.
It’s a relatively simple recipe, but in cupcake form, the pumpkin layer is not strong enough to hold shape.
It’s freaking delicious – I mean you pour melted butter over the top?!?! – but it’s not quite perfect yet. I made a small batch last night, so I’m going to play around with a few things today.
Until then, try the sheet cake recipe. Serve it warm over vanilla ice cream and celebrate Autumn!
Speaking of significant days – do you know what today is?
Our Engagement Anniversary is on my birthday and we got married just a few days away from his birthday. What can I say…we like our birthday months!
Happy Birthday to the best husband a girl could ever ask for!!