Sunday, October 21, 2012

Two-Bite Pumpkin Poppers with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

It pains me to know that I've been absent from the blogosphere for just about three weeks now. While blogging and baking brings me so much pleasure, I've reached a time in my life when big changes are happening and I've had to focus my time on other things. Let me explain...

About two weeks ago I started a new job! While it was hard leaving the place that I called home for the past four years, I've moved on to pursue my true passion. I traded my 9-5 desk job to pursue event planning/PR/advertising. It's been a crazy ride so far, but have no regrets and loving every second of the insanity. Just last night I got to meet the guys from Boyz II Men! I'm still trying to get into the swing of my new lifestyle, but once I do, I promise I'll be back to baking on a regular basis.

In the meantime...

I found a little extra time in my schedule this weekend and was dying for some pumpkin treats. I decided to use one of my favorite recipes and make a quick little two bite snack. Combined with a chocolate cream cheese frosting, these little pumpkin cakes are moist, delicious, and the perfect thing to satisfy a sweet craving!

Hope you enjoy!

Pumpkin Poppers

For the pumpkin cakes:

1 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 cup pumpkin (solid pack)
1 egg
1 cup flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting:
8 oz cream cheese
1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
2/3 cup powdered sugar
dash of vanilla extract
2 tbsp Cocoa Powder

The pumpkin theme carried throughout the duration of the weekend with a trip to the pumpkin patch! I love fall!

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