Pumpkin Bundt Cake with Cinnamon Glaze

A few weeks ago, we had the first “fall like” day.  A beautiful sunny day with temperatures in the low 70’s.  What does that mean?  It means it is time for fall baking.  This is one of my favorite things about the season.  I can’t get enough of making pumpkin and apple desserts.

An upcoming Sundays with Joy recipe is Pumpkin Bundt Cake with Cinnamon Glaze by Joy the Baker.  Although it is not due to be made until mid-October, it seemed like the perfect first recipe to make for the fall season.  So on that beautiful first “fall like” day, I took advantage of both kids sleeping.  I was actually able to bake something from start to finish without any interruptions.  This never happens!


This cake comes together so quickly.  And the best part about it is all of the wonderful spices that go into it, including cloves, nutmeg, ginger, and cinnamon.  Nothing but the smells of fall!

A cinnamon glaze tops off the cake.  The recipe indicates that you should drizzle the glaze over the cake.  I could not get it thin enough to drizzle so I spread it like a frosting.




I love how the frosting looks on the cake.  Makes it look somewhat fancy :).


And this is another cake, like this Browned Butter Glazed Banana Cake, that could be eaten for breakfast or as a dessert.  It also pairs well with a hot cup of coffee!



If you want to make this amazing cake, you can find the recipe in the Joy the Baker Cookbook.

Now that I have a pumpkin recipe done, it is time to make an apple one.  I am not sure which I like more, pumpkin or apple.  What is your favorite???




Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes

I love breakfast.  I would be happy to eat it for every meal.  I am not talking about a big breakfast with eggs, toast, bacon, etc.  I am content with a bowl of cereal or a bagel.  French toast or chocolate chip pancakes will satisfy me as well.  But a breakfast that tastes like an oatmeal cookie?  Is that possible?  Sure is!

This week’s Sundays with Joy recipe is Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes.  This recipe can be found in the Joy the Baker cookbook and on her blog as well!  This is an extremely easy pancakes from scratch recipe.  No pancake mix necessary!  And you will most likely have all of the ingredients in your kitchen.  I did.



Without a doubt I knew these would be delicious by the way my kitchen began to smell…



I was right.  My 2-year-old son, husband, and I had a wonderful breakfast the morning these were made.


I wish my final product picture made them look more appetizing.  It doesn’t do it justice.  But trust me, if you want to have a special breakfast for whatever reason, Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes are the way to go!  Remember, you can find the recipe in the cookbook or on the Joy the Baker blog!

Peach Cobbler Muffins

It took a little over a year, but the Sundays with Joy group  has baked 50 of the  100 recipes in the Joy the Baker Cookbook!  We started in April 2012 but it really doesn’t seem like it has been that long.  It has been fun looking forward to the next recipe every other week.  And I am proud to say that I have not missed a recipe yet!  Recipe number 51 is Peach Cobbler Muffins and since I haven’t shared one of the recipes in a while, I thought now would be a good time.

I am not really a peach eater but that wasn’t going to prevent me from making these muffins.  And I can tell you I am definitely not crazy about peeling peaches.  It added too much time to the process.  I can’t find the website that I used to follow the steps for this, but if you Google it, a ton of tutorials come up.

First, place peaches in hot water for 10 minutes.

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Then, put peaches in an ice bath for about 5 minutes.

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Now peel the peaches and dice them.  I am not a good peeler or dicer so it probably took me twice as long as it should have.

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Once this was all done and the peaches were diced, the recipe moved along quickly, which I liked.


A wonderful bonus to this recipe is the use of brown butter.  I love brown butter.  It is a fantastic addition to any dessert.  This is mixed with the dry and wet ingredients.

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And you can’t forget the sugary, slightly crunchy crumble on top of the muffin!


As with any other recipe from Joy the Baker, these muffins came out great (even if I am not crazy about peaches)!

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I love how you can see the specks of the brown butter along with the chunks of peaches.


If you want to make these delicious summertime muffins, pick up the Joy the Baker Cookbook!  It is also perfect timing since peach picking season is right around the corner!