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TWO! (and pumpkin cake)

My Small Mister is two today.  He is my best helper.  He actually helped me make his birthday cake.  Well, really his Momma did.  He was more interested in bikes and Poppa.

And the chocolate cake bowl.  We put him in the bath after this so he did not get to try the pumpkin cake batter bowl.  I have to admit that I am now very tired.  But it was so much fun.  Small Mister had lots of fun.

This was his cake.  Pumpkin and chocolate with berries and buttercream.  My Beloved said I had to replicate the pumpkin cake.  I am writing it down now before I forget!

pumpkin cake

2/3 cup butter

2/3 cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

2/3 can of pumpkin puree (I had canned pumpkin chunks and drained them, then pureed)  or a full can and cook it down to 2/3

1 cup millet flour 

1 cup sorghum flour

1 cup arrowroot flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ginger

1/4 teaspoon cloves

1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Butter and flour an 8 or 6 inch cake pan.  The 6 inch pan needs to be at least 3 inches tall.

Cream butter, sugar, and vanilla together.  Mix in the pumpkin puree.  Mix in the spices.  Mix in the millet.  Mix in half the heavy whipping cream.  Mix the sorghum.  Mix in the last part of the heavy whipping cream.  Mix in the baking soda, cream of tartar, and arrowroot flour.

Pour into the prepared cake pan.  It will take 45 minutes to 90 minutes to bake depending on the size of the pan.  It is done when a knife poked into it comes out clean.  

I am one tired Grandmomma but the cake recipe is written down!

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