Friday, November 23, 2007

Black Friday

I don't know about you, but I was wondering why it was called "Black Friday" so I looked up the origin of the term!
According to Wikipedia....".... 'Black Friday' was originally so named because of the heavy traffic on that day, although most contemporary uses of the term refer instead to it as the beginning of the period in which retailers are in the black (i.e., turning a profit)." Okay.... my curiosity is satisfied.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I made a new dessert and fell in love with it! So I decided to share it with you. I would certainly show you a picture but it didn't last long enough to take one! I am not a big pie person, but LOVE anything pumpkin. This cake was amazingly light and moist for a pumpkin dessert!
Edited to Add: I found the last piece in the frig and took a wasn't gone after all!

Pumpkin Pie Cake
with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

1 (15 ounce) can canned pumpkin puree
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix with pudding
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup butter, softened
4 (3 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan. Whisk together the pumpkin, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. Set aside.
In a large bowl, mix together the cake mix and oil. Beat in the eggs, then fold in the pumpkin mixture. Stir in the vanilla.
Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.

To make cream cheese frosting: Cream together the butter and cream cheese until light and fluffy. Beat in the confectioners' sugar, mixing until smooth. Stir in the cinnamon and vanilla. Spread frosting over cooled cake.

Hubby and I woke up at 3:00 this morning to go shopping. I made a hot cup of chai to go and we were off. I won't bore you with tales of our hours of standing in lines or the mad traffic woes, but suffice it to say, I am pooped. I am particularly excited about a couple of great finds for the perfect gifts, but I'm aware the recipients are some of my blog browsers, so I'll have to keep it to myself for now!
I hope to have some stamping done soon! Hopefully I will have a card to share tomorrow!
Have a great day!


Deborah said...

Yum Angel! I am going to give this cake a test run this week! I can't believe what a die hard shopper you are! I just couldn't imagine 3 AM shopping! Have a nice weekend! Deb

Misplaced Texans said...

That looks absolutely YUMMY! I need something new to make between now and Christmas, and this definately looks like it!!!
You go girl... I only ventured to the PX to get laundry soap! I'm not a "Black Friday" kind of gal. Crowds make me nervous!!!

Rose Ann said...

Yummo!! Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe! I am copying it down right away!

Thanks for the sweet message you left at my blog too! The feeling is 100% mutual, Angel!! Big hugs!! ;)

SueB said...

thanx for the yummy recipes, Angel! another thot on "black friday" is that it's still so freaking dark out when folkes venture out to the stores!
later, alligator!
sueb of

Monica-FC said...

this recipe sounds to good. I will have to try this out on my hubby.

Peggy said...

I never knew what Black Friday meant! Zach will enjoy reading this too, he asked me all about Black Friday.
Good for you for getting out there! I haven't even started:(