Guess what? I've actually made something in real life (IRL) from stuff I've pinned on Pinterest. It's a miracle. Well with all the fun ideas I get from that site it's amazing that even a few get turned into real life Robin. Yet again if you are into: food, cooking, desserts, crafts, weddings, events, holidays, kids, babies, fashion, art, photography, retro, decorating or DIY you'll love Pinterest.
This goes along with the Fall Pinterest Challenge that fellow bloggers Sherry & Katie are hosting. Other bloggers!!! Hey! Leave a link in the comments section so I can check out your Pinterest accomplishments!
First up this two ingredient cake. Like I've mentioned here if you've been on Pinterest even for 5 minutes you've seen this pinned. Basically it's basic box cake mix with just canned pumpkin. That's it. No eggs, oil water or whatnot. Technically that could make it vegan if the ingredients of the cake mix or homemade cake mix (hey that exists!) were vegan. Here is the pin:
Here is my version:
As you can see I went with a 'Butter Pecan' Betty Crocker cake mix and some organic canned pumpkin. I got the cake mix from my local salvage grocery store for $1.43. Yeah the box is dented so that's why it's so cheap. But nothing but classy semi organic-ness with the Trader Joe's organic pumpkin.
I literally just dumped the cake mix and can of pumpkin in my mixer. Done. Well... honestly I added a bit of sugar. I tasted the batter and I thought it could be better. About 1/4 cup probably. No offense to the original pinner or poster but it needed something. Probably due to the fact that I chose butter pecan as my flavor! Who even sells that in regular stores?
I baked it in a bundt pan since I was throwing Fall Fest 2011 and it needed a pretty presentation. It came out kinda on the small side. I also got a small can of cream cheese frosting at Fresh to Frozen for $1 and microwaved it so I could drizzle it on the cake. I used very little.
The texture was great! Still is. Very moist and cake like. The taste? Well... I enjoyed it (still am) but it's not for everyone. Dear husband spit out his one and only bite. Pretty sure it was the butter pecan and pumpkin combo that made it an unusual cake. Next time I'll go with basic yellow, white or maybe spice cake mix.
I've made a few more things from Pinterest that will be making a semi organic appearance very soon.