Monday, November 21, 2011

Thanksgiving Week...

Morning Everyone! This Harvest Cake comes from one of the Best cooks around...Miz Junie Rose! I saw she had posted this recipe on Facebook and JUST had to have it. All I had to do, was ask! Thank you Junie! It was Wonderful! For those of you that wanted it is!


Harvest Loaf

I 3/4 cups flour (reg.) sifted
1 tsp.baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp.ginger
1/4 tsp.ground cloves
1/2 cup butter (1 stick) softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
3/4 cup pumpkin
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate pieces
3/4 cup chopped nuts (chopped finer than they usually are in package)

Oven @350

9x5 greased and floured pan

Combine flour, soda, salt and spices.

Cream butter well - gradually add sugar - Blend in eggs - beat well. this...

add dry ingredients, alternately with pumpkin, beginning and ending
with dry ingredients.

Stir in chocolate morsels and 1/2 cup nuts.

Turn into pan and top with remaining nuts.

Bake 65 to 75 minutes. (or until tooth pick inserted in center of cake comes out clean)

Let cool about 10 minutes. Run knife around all edges and turn out
onto rack to finish cooling!

I usually put a powdered sugar icing on top - in strips going both ways.
(as seen in photo!)

Recipe can be found on box of sugar.

(or mix well, powdered sugar (sm, amount) with a couple
spoons of cream or canned milk and few drops vanilla- mix until smooth and thick
enough to pour from a big spoon-onto your cake) :)

***Note About Pumpkin:
One can pumpkin -net wt. 15 oz.- is just enough for 2 Harvest Loaves-
so I usually make 2 cakes and don't have that half can of pumpkin left!***

As for me, I left out the chocolate pieces. The ginger in the recipe gives it a slight lemony taste which I LOVE! I also just used chopped walnuts for the topping and mixed some into the cake batter. I'll be making this Every Year!

Well, I hope you all had a great weekend because things are going to start getting busy! We have Thanksgiving on Thursday and that means the opening of a Very busy month! All the kids are suppose to be coming for lunch and then after that, it's...Say it With Me...Christmas Tree Time!! Yeah! I love Thanksgiving but I Love, Love, Christmas Time! Now hopefully, my new tree lights up like it's suppose to! The GranBabies will be spending the night Thursday (Tradition) to help decorate and watch movies and eat popcorn...It's always a fun night. God has been SO good to me...
Well. guess I'll try to pay attention to work chores...the computer is screaming at me to get busy. Hope you all have a Great Day!!


Pat said...

wow, Wow, WOW that looks delicious! Thanks for sharing this! I will definitely have to try it this holiday season!

Sandy Trefger said...

Oh my Donna! That looks yummy! I wonder if I have to to make it. Hmmm... Wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving week! ~Sandy

Latane Barton said...

Okay, you've convinced me!! I've gotta have a piece of that cake.

Joan said...

Have a great Thanksgiving...and man that cake looks good. I bought a new tree too...just like yours I think.

Sally said...

Looks awesomely good!!!! :)

Have a Happy Thanksgiving. ((hugs))

Jenny said...

I would omit the chocolate too but this looks so scrumptious I can hardly believe it. Going to have to try it. Thanks luv and Happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful for you!!!

Sandi McBride said...

Thanks for sharing Donna! I can't wait to try this and luckily I have everything at hand!
have started a new blog (Holding Patterns still up, trying to keep my sanity with 2..yeah right

Jill said...

WOW! That looks marvelous!

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Wow there Hon! You do know how to post *Show-Stopping* photos!!! Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! :-)

I couldn't eat it, but my husband would think it grand, I'm sure. (Me, can't eat Gluten, in my "Olden Age"-- SIGH)

Gentle hugs,
"Music is a friend of labor for it lightens the task by refreshing the nerves and spirit of the worker." ~William Green

Dolores said...

I've got to copy and try that recipe, it looks delicious, but I want the chocolate in mine.

Your thanksgiving night with the grand kids sounds wonderful!

Ann said...

boy does that ever look good. If I could reach through the screen and grab a piece I
Enjoy your Thanksgiving

Out on the prairie said...

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm is all I can say other than have a wonderful holiday with your lovely family.

Ms. Becky said...

oh man, does that look GOOD! I would leave out the chocolate too - it gives me hives. I'm adding this to my turkey day menu. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with your family Donna. {{{hugs}}} to you.

SUGAR MOON said...

That looks so yummy. I am leaving on a trip for 10 days starting Saturday with no internet service, but when I return am going to make a couple of those. Thanks for sharing!!!

bichonpawz said...

Those look DIVINE!!! Thanks's 2am and now I have to go rummage through the kitchen for something to eat!!!

Nita Jo said...

I can't wait to try this recipe! Looks so delicious. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family. I'm already pulling a few Christmas items out... just couldn't wait. Still have shopping to do, but that will be fun!
*Big Hugs*

Anvilcloud said...

I'm sure it would be fun to celebrate an American Thanksgiving, especially with treats like that.

Sandi McBride said...

Just wanted to say thanks again~made a pair of these for the big meal we're planning. THey look so good!!!

Paula said...

GAAA! Miss Donna, how could you put something so sinful-looking on your blog! Now I have to make it... whatever shall I do? *hehe*
Sounds like you've got some fun days ahead~ enjoy your pajama party with the Grands!

Donna said...

YUM! Have fun with the decorations! I guess I better get my behind in gear and start getting some of ours done!

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Enjoy your Thanksgiving, Dear One. I'm glad to have you, as a new Blogging Buddy, too. :-)

Gentle hugs,
"Come ye thankful people, come,
Raise the song of Harvest-home"

~ Henry Alford

Garnetrose said...

this looks delicious. I may try this for some homemade gifts this year.

GypsyFarmGirl said...

That looks and sounds wonderful! I'll have to try this sometime! Thanks for sharing.

Crystal said...

Ummm, EXCUSE ME?!?!!? Where the heck was this on Thanksgiving?!?!?!? NONE of this got in ma belleh!!!! I feel SO jipped......

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