Cake, Dessert

Pumpkin Cake- not what your thinking


I have the cutest store to share with you all today along with the cutest little pumpkin cake you have ever seen. Back last year I contacted Joni from Ruby Webbs about getting a hat shipped ASAP to my friend who unexpectedly had her 3 yr old daughter placed in the hospital in Cleveland, Ohio (near her shop) for immediate brain surgery. I thought having the cutest hat ever would help give her a boost and put a smile on her face. Little did I know just exactly how amazing the hat was going to be as well as this woman behind the hat. She made the hat and sent it to my friend’s daughter in literally 2 days! She has become a dear friend and I am so excited to introduce you all to Ruby Webbs.

Joni named her etsy shop after her daughter Ruby who can be seen modeling some of the hats on her site. The hand crocheted items are perfect for little girls and add a nice chic girly touch to any outfit for this cold weather season (well, unless you live in Houston where cold means 70 degrees). Β For my friends who read this and have girls don’t be surprised if you get one for a christmas gift! LOL! I live my girlie fashion through you all!

Since the fall weather has begun and in some places the down right cold weather I thought today was a perfect time to introduce this amazing hat store along with a dessert just for the fall. Joni has so graciously offered one of my readers a chance to win a toddler girl’s winter hat in white (picture below). It is absolutely adorable and I am super excited for ya’ll! The entry for this giveaway is super simple- just leave a comment below. Told you it was simple!

Giveaway TIME! Win a Toddler Girl’s Winter Hat in White

Giveaway Rules:Β Just Leave A Comment, ends 11/11/2011 !

Now speaking of the holidays, my husband had a office party bake sale last week to raise money for a charity they are doing and I didn’t really have a choice as to whether I would make something or not. He just forwarded me the email about the bake sale and said, “So what are you going to make”. Not one to back away from a baking challenge- I decided not only to make something delicious but FUN! A spiced vanilla cake in the shape of a pumpkin I thought was FUN! I got the idea from some magazine I read like 10 times while waiting for my millionth baby doctor’s appointment and made note to use it for the bake sale. It is so easy and fun for the kids to help you with.

Pumpkin Cake
Prep time
Total time
Serves: 1 large pumpkin cake
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, room temp
  • 2 cups AP flour
  • 1 cup Cake flour
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • Icing:
  • 2 stick butter, softened
  • 4 cups of powdered sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 TBSP vanilla
  • 4-6 TBSP whole milk
  • brown and orange food coloring
  • 1 ice cream cone (cut in half horizontally)
  1. Sift together the dry ingredients- set aside. Cream together the butter and sugar, add in the eggs, vanilla and oil. Alternate between the flour(dry ingredients) and buttermilk mixing evenly after each batch. Pour half of mixture into a greased bundt pan and bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes. Allow to cool, remove the cake, set aside and then bake the remaining batter in the bundt pan. Allow both cakes to cool completely before assembly.
  2. Meanwhile, cream the butter, add in the powdered sugar, salt and vanilla. Slowly stir in the milk, 1 TBSP at a time until you reach desired consistency ( I used 4 TBSP). Color with orange food dye. Set aside about ½ cup of frosting to color brown for the pumpkin stem. Now cut the top off one of the cakes to make it a flat and even surface, do the same for the bottom of the other cake. Spread the frosting on the top of the first cake layer so that the second cake layer will stick to it and stay in place. Cover the whole thing with frosting. Frost the ice cream cone with brown frosting and stick in center of cake.


  1. Kristen W.

    What an adorable hat! And that cake looks delicious!!

    07 . Nov . 2011
  2. Rebecca

    Oh my gosh the hats are adorable and that cake is fabulous! I would love to get that winter hat for my 3 yr old. She would look so cute in it and since we do not live in the South it is already 40 degrees here so we need as many hats as we can get.

    07 . Nov . 2011
  3. Erin

    Great giveaway! I know some cute little people who need hats like this for Christmas. Also, that cake is precious!

    07 . Nov . 2011
  4. Hillary P.

    Love the hats! Wow, she is super talented and her daughter is so dang cute. You find the best etsy shops girl. I would love to win the hat

    07 . Nov . 2011
  5. Lou-Lou

    Love the hats!! They are so cute! We made your world famous green chile chicken enchilada this weekend! Their fame is spreading!!!

    07 . Nov . 2011
  6. Kathyln

    Love the first hat- oh my gosh and how precious is her little girl! Great giveaway! So hope I win!

    07 . Nov . 2011
  7. boring happy mommy

    I might be boring but I am one happy mommy today (i know that was cheesy) because this hat is perfect for my 4 yr old. She would be in heaven if she saw it! Great giveaway and all the hats look incredible

    07 . Nov . 2011
  8. Collette Osuna

    That cake looks incredible….but Ruby is even better:) Love it!!! Have a great Monday!

    Enter my Icelandic Design Knit Hat Giveaway!!

    07 . Nov . 2011
  9. Allison @ Alli n Son

    I love that hat!!! Makes me wish I had a little girl. Good thing I have two nieces I can spoil.

    That cake is so creative!

    07 . Nov . 2011
  10. Suzanne

    Oh, those little girlies make me miss my Catherine!! And there’s another one on the way; we find out today if it’s a girl or boy!!! πŸ˜€
    And that cake is adorable!! I bet it’s tasty, too!
    Take care, and hope you are doing well.

    07 . Nov . 2011
  11. yummychunklet

    What a great cake idea! So cute!

    07 . Nov . 2011
  12. Kelli

    I love the hats they are precious and funky!
    The pumpkin cake it cute also, this will be one the kids will love to help with. Cant wait! Thanks girl and have a great week! Love the updated Fall blog!

    07 . Nov . 2011
  13. greencookinlife

    Love that cake. what a cute idea and those hats are precious. Even if I don’t win I will have to get one for my niece for sure.

    07 . Nov . 2011
  14. Three-Cookies

    Very very creative, thats one hell of a pumpkin cake.

    07 . Nov . 2011
  15. Torrie @ a place to share...

    CUTE cake!!

    …and those hats are gorgeous :).

    07 . Nov . 2011
  16. daphne

    how cuteeee. you have the best taste!!! Hope the pregnancy is going well!!!!

    and that is one awesome looking pumpkin cake!

    07 . Nov . 2011
  17. Harriet

    Love the winter white hat. Perfect for my little girl. thanks for the giveaway- ruby webbs is very talented.

    07 . Nov . 2011
  18. Tammy

    Okay her little girl is too cute. I wish I had a little girl to get this hat for but I do have not 2 but 4 nieces who would look adorable in them. Hopefully I can win it for them!

    07 . Nov . 2011
  19. ginger

    great pumpkin cake!

    07 . Nov . 2011
  20. Ella Jane

    Love love love those hats! Love them! How do you find these stores? that was so sweet of you to do that for your friend last year. I hope her daughter is doing well

    07 . Nov . 2011
  21. Pam Vo

    That is a beautiful cake!!

    07 . Nov . 2011
  22. Erica

    I don’t know whats cuter- the hat, the story behind it, or that cake! I need this hat for K!

    07 . Nov . 2011
  23. Preppy102

    Awesome etsy shop. bookmarking it now and hope to win

    07 . Nov . 2011
  24. Kaci

    I would love a hat, but I might just go and order one even if I don’t win. =)

    07 . Nov . 2011
  25. lena

    what a lovely pretty nice giveaway for your readers!. i must say that the hats are really beautiful, have you got yours for your little ones already? your pumpkin’re amazing..i bet it was really fun to make it!!

    07 . Nov . 2011
  26. carey

    What a cute cake πŸ™‚ & those hats are ADORABLE!! Sure hope the girls do get one πŸ™‚

    07 . Nov . 2011
  27. Marina (yummy mummy)

    LOVE your new header!!! Gorgeous design πŸ™‚

    07 . Nov . 2011
    • Kitchen Belleicious

      Thanks Marina! Did you see my comment on your site about it? I was so worried! LOL!

      07 . Nov . 2011
  28. Gigi

    That first hat is awesome. i love them and usually they are so much more expensive- this is a great shop- thanks

    07 . Nov . 2011
  29. val

    My heart melted looking at those adorable hats!! Can I have a slice of cake? =)

    07 . Nov . 2011
  30. Malli

    The little girlie hats are so adorable….very very cute:)
    A nice gesture to send a cute hat like this to a sick little girl must surely have lifted her spirits!!
    The pumpkin cake looks fantastic…just like all your amazing kitchen creations…Love it

    07 . Nov . 2011
  31. Alea Milham

    The hats are adorable – as are the models! I love hand made hats and really appreciate the hats my friend made for my son.

    Your pumpkin cake looks wonderful. I have always wanted to make a pumpkin shaped cake but for some reason I never have. I must learn to prioritize. πŸ™‚

    07 . Nov . 2011
  32. Alli

    Seriously! I would snatch this up if I saw it at a bake sale. This is so festive and of course I love any cake that includes pumpkin pie spice.

    07 . Nov . 2011
  33. sportsglutton

    That might be one of the best looking/creative cakes I have ever seen. Too cool!

    07 . Nov . 2011
  34. marla

    Love the cake & the darling hat!! Best of luck to the winner πŸ™‚ xxoo

    07 . Nov . 2011
  35. Bizzy

    Adorable kid, hats and pumpkin cake. Very clever and what fun.

    07 . Nov . 2011
  36. Reem | Simply Reem

    This beautiful……
    I love the hat, I am so going to order them for some really adorable kids, they”ll for sure love them…
    That cake looks so so perfect, God girl with a kid and pregnancy how do you find time to make all these awesome and delicious goodness. You are awesome…

    P.S Yayyy I am so excited you”ll be joining the #squash-blog-hop, can’t wait to drool over your creation my dear.

    07 . Nov . 2011
  37. laural @ being healthier

    Omg I want one of those hats for me! Does she make adult sized??? So cute! Oh that’s a Great pumpkin cake!! Centerpiece of the table! Hee hee

    07 . Nov . 2011
  38. Greg

    OK, that is the coolest cake ever!

    07 . Nov . 2011
  39. Marisa

    Just discovered your website last week and made the shrimp tacos; they were so easy and delish! Would love one of those hats for my little one!

    07 . Nov . 2011
  40. Katherine

    Love the hats- my daugther would love one of these for her friends’ little girl. Sending her the information now!

    07 . Nov . 2011
  41. Bonnie

    I’d like to have one of those hats for myself! Perhaps I need one to put in my “grandmother’s hope chest”!! Love the pumpkin cake. I’m getting into the baking mood as it is gray and raining outside and that’s the forecast for the rest of the week.

    Thanks for sharing!


    07 . Nov . 2011
  42. alissa

    cute cake and even cuter hats!

    07 . Nov . 2011
  43. Liz

    Adorable hats! And what a sweet gift for your friend’s daughter…hope she’s doing OK. And your pumpkin cake is fabulous…my kids would LOVE it (especially with all that icing!).

    07 . Nov . 2011
  44. Kiran @

    Cute models? (Check!)
    Adorable hats? (Check!)
    Great friends? (Check! Check!)
    Drool-worthy cake? (CHECK!)

    07 . Nov . 2011
  45. Susan

    How on earth do you have the time to make a cake like that? It is so cute- perfect for kids. I love the ingredients list. The hats are just precious- would love to win one for my sister

    07 . Nov . 2011
  46. SallyBR

    The hats are absolutely gorgeous, but they do have very cute models to show them off!

    Now, as far as the cake – the fact that you can pull something like it makes you a SuperWoman in my book… I am cake-challenged. With no hope of improving (sigh)

    07 . Nov . 2011
  47. Betty @ scrambled hen fruit

    Cute cake and cute hats! They make me wish I had a granddaughter to put under them. πŸ™‚

    07 . Nov . 2011
  48. kitchen flavours

    Cute little hats for cute little girls! Lovely! And your pumpkin cake is really cute! You are simply awesome!

    07 . Nov . 2011
  49. Mandy - The Complete Cook Book

    Oh those hats are too adorable for words – bet of luck to all your readers with little poppets.
    That has to be the cutest cake ever!
    πŸ™‚ Mandy

    08 . Nov . 2011
  50. Rivki Locker

    Both those hats and that cake are ADORABLE. Brought a smile to my face to start my day!

    08 . Nov . 2011
  51. Kristy

    Okay, those hats are darn near the cutest little things I have ever seen. I think you know that I have to get one for Miss A! She will look so cute!!!! And your cake absolutely rocks!!!! SO cute. πŸ™‚

    08 . Nov . 2011
  52. Sonia

    HI there, The hat is gorgeous and the cake is looking SUPERB…. ! Just love ur pics and presentation today, lovely and just lovely, enjoy !

    08 . Nov . 2011
  53. Jihane @Sinful Sundays

    That is a super cool cake. It looks like paper-mache! Uber cool.

    08 . Nov . 2011
  54. Linda

    Oh, I wish I had a little girl!! She is absolutely adorable and so are those hats!! I love your pumpkin cake; it’s so rustic and natural looking!! Fantastic job!

    08 . Nov . 2011
  55. Anita

    I am first time on your site and I love it. The hats are gorgeous and the photos are great. Adorable kids. Fantastic recipes. That pumpkin cake is a piece of art. Thanks for sharing.

    08 . Nov . 2011
  56. Kimber

    Holy Moly! Now that’s a pumpkin cake! And an impressive one at that! Very cool!

    08 . Nov . 2011
  57. Caroline

    Those hats are absolutely adorable. I would wear it every day during the winter! Oh gosh, and that cake! I’m so impressed. Looks incredible. πŸ™‚

    08 . Nov . 2011
  58. Mary

    The cake is really cute!
    The hats are cute, but the little girls in the hats: adorable!

    08 . Nov . 2011
  59. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen

    Wow, look at that cake! Great job!

    08 . Nov . 2011
  60. Jan R

    I would love to give this to my new granddaugher…PLEASE!

    09 . Nov . 2011
  61. Phyllis

    Per your pumpkin cake – how original! I love it! And what cute hats! Absolutely adorable – along with the little models!

    09 . Nov . 2011
  62. kristen b

    Love the hats – would be a perfect gift for my neice

    09 . Nov . 2011
  63. Jan R

    My beautiful granddaughter would look even more beautiful in this hat…PLEASE!

    09 . Nov . 2011
  64. nancy at good food matters

    Darling hats!

    10 . Nov . 2011
  65. nancy at good food matters

    Darling Hats!!

    10 . Nov . 2011
  66. Jan R

    Love the cake…LOVE the hat!

    10 . Nov . 2011
  67. 2 sisters recipes

    Love the hat ! All the little girls are adorable! And I love your pumpkin cake! Great gift ideas and great give-away!

    10 . Nov . 2011
  68. Rhonda

    Love these hats! Would love to win one!

    10 . Nov . 2011
  69. Nami | Just One Cookbook

    I’m so glad I made it to enter this giveaway! These hats are SUPER adorable!! My daughter will be happy (ahem, “I” would be happy!). Your pumpkin cake is something I’ve never seen… Jessica, you are truly amazing. I bet your husband was very popular at work that day! πŸ˜‰

    11 . Nov . 2011
  70. Trish

    Oh yeah! I am not to late- meant to leave a comment the other day. Love the hats- and the cake is beautiful!

    11 . Nov . 2011
  71. Carely

    I love all the hats but my favorite just happens to be the one you are giving away! YEAH FOR ME! Hope I win!

    11 . Nov . 2011
  72. Pleasingtomy tummy

    That cake is calling my name. How creative and fun! Love those hats- know about 5 girls i could give it to!

    11 . Nov . 2011
  73. gretchen

    I love these hats. so sweet what you did for your friend

    11 . Nov . 2011
  74. Gracie

    Adorable hats! Must have one!

    11 . Nov . 2011
  75. Jan R

    Beautiful hat…Beautiful cake!

    11 . Nov . 2011
  76. April@The 21st Century Housewife

    Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful cake with the Gallery of Favorites! It looks gorgeous and it sounds delicious as well. Those little hats are absolutely adorable too!

    13 . Nov . 2011
  77. Melynda@Moms Sunday Cafe

    The cake is adorable but the hats stole this gramma’s heart!

    13 . Nov . 2011

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