It’s a good day to bake a cake!
Mini Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Via Bundt Cakes
Recipe adapted from Cooking Light
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter, softened1 can of pumpkin puree 2 large egg whites 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup
1% low-fat milkunsweetened almond milk 2 teaspoons instant espresso granules1 Pumpkin Spice Via Packet
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Mix ingredients and bake @ 350 for 22 minutes in a mini bundt pan. If you were using a regular, bundt pan I would bake 35 to 40 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely on a wire rack.
I checked these at 15 minutes, and I thought they were going to be a total flop. But 7 minutes later, they turned out beautifully. The consistency reminded me of the Chocolate Pumpkin Pie Brownies I made last month. Although the knife did come out clean, they definitely seem very gooey when you eat them so if that’s not your style – you won’t like them.
I was reorganizing the bookshelf in the living room and ended up picking up one of my favorite books. I LOVE Calvin & Hobbes. The funny part is that I was introduced to Calvin & Hobbes by a (precocious) child I babysat when I was 12-13. I have a nice little collection, and they still make me laugh. I should make Kevin read some with me — great Date Night idea!
I pulled out Nike Training Club after not having used it for a while (July 22 according to my progress tracker), and who did I see?!!
Just my bff KaraGoucher, and Paula Radcliff too. Okay. They got me. I’m going to do some workouts so I can unlock Paula & Kara. I chose to do Razor Sharp, a 30 minute workout that included about 5 minutes of plank time + strength + plyo moves. It was fun! The Nike Training Club app is FREE and has a TON of workout options. I think it would be a great alternative for people who just finished up Boot Camp with me. Most of the workouts can be done with only dumbbells. A few call for medicine balls or kettlebells, but you can usually pretty easily sub the moves a little bit to create an at-home version. Go download it!
I’m seriously bummed about my Reeboks. While we were in Breckenridge, I noticed there was a hole in my right shoe. I thought maybe it had happened while we were trail running. But now it’s gotten worse, and I can tell it’s due to the construction and material. And there’s a hole starting to grow in the left shoe too. I track my mileage on DailyMile so I know that I only had a little over 250 miles on these shoes when the hole appeared in the right shoes. Now I’m a bit over 300, but my Nikes have always made it to 500-600+. I stretched the last pair maybe a littler longer than I should have, but nothing was bothering me. But I guess I’m going to have to buy new shoes again already. I chose my normal size, and they don’t feel tight at all. In fact, if anything, they feel looser because I could slip my feet out without untying them!
So I think next time I’m going back to Nike? Or I’ll perhaps try Mizunos? I should probably decide soon since I have a half marathon coming up!
What shoes are you wearing these days? I’ve been in Reeboks, and Kevin currently has Nikes.
What’s your favorite comic? Calvin & Hobbes.