Pumpkin Sheet Cake is a unique cake with distinct flavors. Pumpkin and lavender make this cake extra special.
Would you believe me if I told you that there are scientific studies to back up this seemingly odd flavor combo?
It’s true! In a study to discover the most alluring scents to men (for the purpose of perfume), pumpkin pie + lavender, together, came out on top! Which is interesting, because I had this idea planned out long before I knew of its tantalizing properties.
The outcome is something amazing---it’s calming and comforting, and just crazy delicious. The cake is soft, super moist, and full of big pumpkin flavor that is enhanced by a touch of cinnamon. The frosting is fluffy, impossibly light, tangy, silky-smooth, and beautifully scented with just enough lavender. I’m actually shocked I hadn’t tried this combo sooner!
Oh, and this cake couldn’t be simpler to throw together! It’s a sheet cake, which mean no leveling, layer stacking, or worrying about getting that frosting spread on just right. What this cake lacks in fancy appearance, it more than makes up for in sophisticated flavor.
While this cake makes an incredible dessert, it’s not overly sweet, so it can also pair perfectly with tea or coffee. Yes, I’m 100% guilty of eating it for breakfast, and I don’t even feel bad about it!
Frosting for breakfast should be a regular thing, don’t you think? I mean, what easier way to make a random Tuesday special?
This easily serves a crowd, and I imagine it would be wonderful for a ladies’ brunch (wait, do people still have these?!), but I can assure you that the dudes will like it, too! Mikey, my boyfriend, ate an entire piece in under 1 minute. That’s always a good sign :)
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