Sugar & spice and everything nice

In addition to the Easter candies around this weekend, I decided to bake something special for our guests.  Grandpa and the wee ones really enjoyed a dessert I deemed the “perfect marriage.”  What is it?

Simple – just bake up my two-ingredient Magic Pumpkin Spice Cake and top it with my Opally Delicious Carmel Icing and what do you get?  A perfect marriage of spicy and sweet.  A rich and fiber-filled cake that’s yummy with brunch, over coffee, or tucked in with their leftover care packages.

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I’m traveling for work and, after today, won’t be blogging ’till the weekend; I wish you all a happy, good week :).  -MJ

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  1. Oh MJ, two of my favorite snacks on one… You’re killing me… Lol May try that on a celebration meal day!
    I’m traveling for work this week, too. Just flew into Guangzhou and sitting in a VIP suite at the hospital I’m lecturing at. Gorgeous and comfortable!
    Look forward to hearing from you at the weekend… Have safe travels xoxo

    • I will say I tried one small bite and it was a roll-your-eyes-back-in-your head moment 🙂

      Your travel is much more adventurous than mine – I’m off to a departmental conference in Denver. CO Rocky Mtn high :). Hoping to get in some touring tomorrow after I land and then I’ll be in all day meetings for 3 days – oy! The good part is that I enjoy seeing my colleagues and I love to sneak away after dinner to a bath and my own quiet room … ahh! Safe travels to you my friend!!

  2. cooper

    awesomeness wrapped in awesome sauce….

  3. Gosh, that looks delicious, MJ. Hope you have a productive week of travel, my friend.

    • I have to say, it is delicious! I hope to have a good week — looking forward to parts of it, for sure. Just got home from seeing “Titanic 3D” and all I can say is WOW — amazing. Hugs back!

  4. That looks so delicious —- yum! Have a great week: I’ll miss your posts!

  5. Safe travels sweet friend. Maybe there will be some bubbles in those after meeting baths.
    I remember Opally delicious… my family loved it and I had to apologize that there wasn’t another one for Easter when we met again.

  6. thanks for saving me a piece…I will be right over!

  7. I love the slide show for your recipe.

  8. Nice slide show MJ! Looks like it would be perfect with my morning coffee. Yum!

  9. Yum! Looks delicious, I’ll be sampling soon! ~ Sheila

  10. Looks so very tasty!

  11. Holy cow, that looks so good!

    • It’s really good — you can make the cake into a loaf or muffins and they’re delicious on their own; the icing takes it to a new level. Cheers! MJ

  12. YUMMY!!!! I am going to make this….I printed off the frosting recipe and now the cake too….thank you for sharing MJ! :):):)

    • the icing is so good … one tip I did this last time b/c I was impatient and didn’t wait long enough for the milk/butter/sugar too cool before adding the powdered sugar. (lumps) — I used the electric beaters and beat it till it was smooth — even better! Enjoy 🙂 MJ

      • My mouth is watering MJ:) At the local bakery my hubby orders me a birthday cake that is 3/4 buttercream frosting and 1/4 cake….so I am known as the “Frosting Lady”….I go to town tomorrow to do my weekly grocery shopping and I am making this….the cake too:)

      • ha – that’s funny!! 🙂 MJ P.S. my personal recommendation is to use butter. Margarine works but butter makes it magical.

      • Will do as I have found this last year that butter is good in everything….I used to use margarine but now use butter most of the time:)

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