Friday, February 22, 2008

YRR Spice Cake

Oh, how I hate posting delicious new recipes without pretty pictures!

Tonight I wanted something sweet, but was too tired to put forth too much effort and wanted it to be simple from ingredients I knew I had on hand.

Enter Joanna's amazing Spice Cake from Yellow Rose Recipes (with cream cheeze frosting, of course). It whips up super fast, cooks up in a flash (tho, i admit, I had to bake mine for an additional 10 minutes to get it firm in the middle...then it was perfect!), and tastes light while still rich with flavor (and i even went with the water variation instead of adding chai tea, for the obvious reason). Made in an 8x8 pan, it serves up nine perfectly portioned pieces of yum. I loved it.

I do admit that the frosting is a bit more cream-cheezy than I like. Maybe next time I'll back off the Tofutti Cream Cheeze a bit and just add more powdered sugar? Even a simple glaze would be great on this one. Honestly? I'd eat this light and fluffy cake all on its own!

While I don't have a picture of it's delectable-ness...feast your eyes on this belly! 28 weeks...and to think NOW is when I'm gonna start getting huge! This is the part where being five feet tall means baby makes her own room to grow! ;)


23 comments:

Brandie said...

Oh My Gosh!! Is that Your baby bump!? You're only a little over a month ahead of me!!! Wow. This will be happening to me in the next 4 weeks!?!?!? :) I am blown away... Do you think you will get much bigger??? I know the "BAM" feeling.. I already feel enormous!

Thank you for the compliments on my fur-kid!! She is so cute and yes, LOL, I love the little white spot too ... She will just sit & stare at you sometimes, and look all serious but you can't help but smile cause of her lil white spot ;)
I just noticed you a Gemini too - when's your bday?!

Romina said...

Aww it's too bad you couldn't get a picture, I've heard many good things about that cake!

Wow!! You're going to get bigger? Your back is really going to ache. =(

Candice said...

you are beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!

Melody Polakow said...

What a perfect belly! You're all baby!

VeggieGirl said...

ooh, that cake sounds wonderful - I think I'm able to envision it, haha.

wow, you look like you're ready to deliver!! :0D

Bananahead said...

Did you know you can get Chai tea without caffeine? Its made with Rooibus instead of black tea and it just as good! Your spice cake sounds super yummy :)

Brandie said...

I'm June 15th! Another Gemini.. How fun!! You must be due like... May 10th or so? I'm due June 16th, Yes, this one will be another gemini :) I am ok with having a June kiddo as long as it's not ON the 15th! (Selfish I know huh?) I can't WAIT to have a 'bump' like yours!!! It's so wonderful!!!!!

And how awesome, we each get to share our birthday month!!

Ok, and one "real" question... How do you email you, without "commenting"?

Episcopollyanna said...

You're gorgeous!!! Pamper yourself. :)

Veg-a-Nut said...

Ok, the cake sounds delicious, but what I really love is the preview of what Brandie is going to look like in another month. She is so happy to have you as a blogging buddie. She has no one around her who is pregnant and this is special. You look great!

Veg-a-Nut said...

Brandie ia abut 5'7" so she does have a few inches on her. We should all share email addy's. I am so glad that you have Brandie to chat with, I know she is happy.

My email is shereeb@cox.net

pleasantly plump vegan said...

ahh, cute belly!
glad you tried and liked that cake. that is on my to do recipe list.

Johanna3 said...

wow big belly! and looks very cute and perfect!

aTxVegn said...

Your belly is lookin' good! Not much longer now.

Monika K said...

What a lovely baby belly! Only a few more months to go... (To which you reply, thank heavens!)

Billy said...

Wow, congratulations. Vegan parents are awesome.

I've added you to my vegan blogroll. I keep coming across wonderful vegan blogs!

b36Kitchen said...

what a beautiful belly! sorry to say you will get bigger. I couldn't believe how big my belly got (and it was already a bit big before pregnancy)! amazingly though our bodies have a way of dealing with all this crazyness.

Happy Herbivore! said...

love it! and my goodness you're going to have a big baby! congrads!~

madness rivera said...

There are not a lot of things more beautiful than that. You look great, girl.

Vegan_Noodle said...

How exciting that Taylor is starting to really grow!! Your belly looks beautiful :-) Totalle makes up for the lack of cake photos.

textual bulldog said...

beautiful baby bump! and yeah, it's totally amazing and wonderful to think it's gonna get even bigger ;D oh, and the cake sounds awesome. i should get YRR.

robiewankenobie said...

lurker, here.

i am a little over five feet and i was huuuuuuuuuuuuge. i swear my kids were standing straight out. you, on the other hand, look just plumb adorable. and think how thin you'll be in comparison once you deliver. ::grin::

~randi~ said...

awww. Your tummy is so cute! You look great! I will have to try the spice cake recipe in yrr. I'm not huge 'cream cheese' icing fan though, maybe I should leave it off as you suggested.

Melissa said...

Wow I've missed a lot since I took a break from blogging...congratulations...what a beautiful belly!