Monday, October 24, 2011

Pumpkin Sheet Cake

Man do I hate being sick. When I'm sick my whole personality suffers, not to mention all other humans within 3 miles. I am definitely not the easiest person to get along with when the coughing, fever, and general crappy feeling strike. In fact, I can list out things and people that suffer when I'm sick…hope they are reading…

The first thing that suffers while I am sick is my husband. Let’s face it, as my husband he probably has a hard enough time trying to please me 100% of the time…but when I am sick it’s on like Donkey Kong.

First off, why has my husband not developed the ability to read my mind yet? Is it too much to ask that the house be cleaned, dinner be made, child be washed, clothes be folded, refrigerator cleaned, bath tub scrubbed, tables wiped down, lawn be mowed, sidewalk swept, garage cleaned, closets organized, candles lit, grilled cheese and soup for me, beds made, ice water on my bed side table, etc…all without me asking? Come on DUDE!

Second notes go to my lovely daughter Indigo, she cannot read just yet but since my husband has now been informed that he should read my mind he should already know to tell her this.

Indy…darling…If I ask you to go play nicely with your toys that does not mean to go find that one Dora guitar that only has one setting…that setting being *SO FREAKING LOUD I WANT TO GO AND DICE MY EARS OFF*. Also I really cannot watch Megamind even one more time, nope – NOT going to do it.

Thanks honey, mommy loves you.  I'm sick, please forgive me.

Delightfully borrowed from
{Printable Recipe}

• 16 oz can pumpkin
• 2 cups sugar
• 1 cup vegetable oil
• 4 eggs, beaten
• 2 cups flour
• 2 tsp. baking soda
• 2 tsp. cinnamon
• 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
• 1/2 tsp. salt


In a mixing bowl, beat the pumpkin, sugar and oil. Add eggs and mix well. Combine the dry ingredients and add to the pumpkin mixture, beating until well blended. Pour into a greased 10×15 inch baking pan. Bake for 25-35 minutes at 350 degrees.


• 5 Tbs. butter, softened
• 3 oz cream cheese, softened
• 1 tsp. vanilla
• 2-3 cups powdered sugar
• 3-4 tsp. milk

*The Orange decoration on my sheet cake was made with 2 tbs butter, 2 tbs milk, orange food coloring, and a couple of cups of powdered sugar.*


Beat the butter and cream cheese together. Add the vanilla and blend till smooth. Gradually add the powdered sugar and mix well. Add the milk a bit at a time until it is nice and easy to work with, spread a super thin layer on your cake.  Easy peasy and delishishy..I can make up words when I'm sick.

Now I must bid you farewell, my family is getting outta line during this sickness and I need to whip them back into shape. That shape being the kind that listens to every word I say and only lives to please me.

Now that’s what I’m talkin’ bout baby.


Aarthi said...

this looks so good and yummy...should try it soon..

Julia said...

We are the same person when we're sick. That's maybe not such a good thing. Although, I don't bake lovely pumpkin bars when I'm sick. I *cook* box mac and cheese. Sickness comfort food at it's finest. I hope you feel better soon :)

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

I hate being sick too. That cake looks wonderful and I love the pretty swirls on top of it!



Yummy Mummy said...

Hello Friend! So sorry you are sick. But this cake looks amazing. So pretty with the swirly topping!

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

Get well soon!

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scrambledhenfruit said...

Good luck with that! :) So sorry you're sick though and hope you feel better soon. You could bribe them with cake, maybe. That pumpkin one looks really yummy- I love the orange swirls on top. :)

Sarah said...

You're back! And I want to make this cake just to make the pretty swirls on the top!
Hope you feel better soon!

Pam said...

That cake would make anyone feel better. Sorry to hear you're sick and hope you're like new very soon!

teresa said...

poor thing! feel better soon! love the cake, it looks delicious.

Sinful Sundays said...

Aww, feel better! Hopefully this cake cheered you up some! :)

Just Cake Girl said...

I wish you all the best! I hope you'll get better soon! This cake looks grat! I love the decoration!

Michael Toa said...

Sorry to hear about the sickness. Hope you feel better soon. I think you should have another slice of this delicious cake :)

rebecca said...

thank you for calling it a sheet cake. my husband calls it a sheath cake. makes zero sense to me.

Annalise said...

I believed you when you said you weren't coming back. I removed you from my google reader and everything. I'm so glad you left a comment on my blog, otherwise I never would have known. I'll resubscribe!

I think I'm just a few weeks behind you, due the end of April. Haven't found out what we're having yet, how exciting you're having a boy!

Cindy said...

First of all--I don't think you are asking for too much!
The cake looks delish, I do love pumpkin most anything. Your dishes are darling.
Please get better soon, Moms really can't get sick!

Pam said...

I am sorry to hear you are sick. I wish my husband and children read my mind too. The cake looks moist and delicious - love the pretty design of the icing too! Feel better soon.

Lo-mo said...

That cake looks absolutely perfect! I do hope that you feel better soon and that your hubby learns how to read your mind...I mean really, what is he thinking? Take care

Taste and Tell said...

I sometimes wonder if husbands can read minds, but just pretend that they can't! :) This look looks amazing. I hope you are feeling better!

Beth said...

Poor you! I was lucky enough not to suffer from morning sickness, but it must be terrible to go through. Keep working on your husband and Indigo; I'm sure they'll start reading minds soon.

Lizzy said...

You are still funnier than heck when you're under the weather (so, sorry, though). And you have these lovely bars to sustain you. Feel better soon, my friend.

sherri lynn said...

Oh I love pumpkin cake! This looks so delicious!

Fashion Meets Food said...

Oh my gosh! How fabulous does this look. I definitely need to make it.


Fashion Meets Food said...

I just saw your comment about getting glitter nail polish off. I am actually allergic to glitter.. crazy I know. I still where it on my nails and this is what I found works best for taking it off.

You'll go through at least a cotton ball per nail
• I put nail polish remover on a cotton ball
• place that cotton ball over your nail and hold for 5-10 seconds.
• while the cotton ball is still on your nail rock the cotton ball from left to right and then sweep upward
• this should get off almost all of the glitter polish and you might just have to sweep another cotton ball over to get off a little bit.

Hope this helps!


Treat and Trick said...

Great presentation and looks fabulous! Get well soon my friend....

Laurie {Simply Scratch} said...

What a fun cake! Feel better friend!

Danelle said...

Ooh, I love the pretty swirls on top!

Xinmei @ Pudding Pie Lane said...

Aw, I hope you get well soon! I expect all of these things from my boyfriend even when I'm not sick :p but I'll make him some pumpkin cake to make up for it :D

Raina said...

That really would be a perfect world if our husbands and kids could read our Hope you feel better. Your cake looks delish and I love the design you made on top....very pretty:)

Malli said...

The cake looks pretty darn good... the gorgeous swirls on the beautiful frosting looks like the work of a professional-you...Wow I love it!

Jay said...

wow...excellent preparation...sounds incredibly tasty..;)Tasty Appetite

Marcellina said...

Yep, being sick is bad! I hate laying there thinking of everything I should be doing. BTW THis recipe is great. It looks so light and fluffy!

Monet said...

Smile. I'm right there with you. I hate being sick (and so does everyone else). But this cake looks beautiful, and I hope that it is nursing you back to health. Thank you for sharing such a pretty fall treat!

Tracy said...

Aww you poor thing. Hope you are feeling better! This cake is lovely!