This month we are baking from a new book called "cake keeper Cakes" by Lauren Chattman. Our first cake from this book is "Pumpkin-Chocolate Chip Pound Cake"! How perfect can that be for the month of October! This was my first time making a pound cake, and I think it turned out well. I decided make this cake as soon as it was announced. I heard their was a pumpkin shortage, and I didn't want to have to hunt or over pay for canned pumpkin, plus I wanted to be on the safe side since this was the same rumor going around last year. I left for the grocery store feeling confident I would find the canned pumpkin, and to my surprise I find their is a shortage! I was only able to purchase the small 15 oz. cans for $1.78, the larger cans are on backorder and are expected to be in by Thanksgiving. I will go back next week and purchase a few more cans just to be on the safe side.
The cake turned out good, I omitted the nuts (wasn't really in the mood for them) and didn't feel like the cake needed them. I enjoyed the combination of the spices with the chocolate! I had a slice of the cake and water as my lunch, and really wished I would have had coffee instead! Well, thats what happens when your counting calories! Hopefully next month I can see the sacrifice!