This week it was our turn to bring snacks to bible study. I decided to take a simple route and try out this recipe for pumpkin cake. I already had a box of cake mix and some canned pumpkin. I had used a little of both for other things, but I decided to go with it anyway.
On the top, I created a pumpkin stencil and dusted it with powdered sugar and cocoa. At first, I made a parchment paper stencil and was going to just use powdered sugar. But this stencil proved too flimsy and the edges turned up mid-sprinkle. After consulting my husband for advice, I ended up covering the whole thing with powdered sugar, cutting a new stencil out of cardboard, and then dusting with cocoa powder. Much better.
The cake was delicious. Moist and tasty. It was all gone by the end of the night so I think it was a big hit.