Pumpkin Babies

The first two are Nina, the last two are Olivia. Look how chubby Nina was compared to little Liv! Speaking of pumpkins...here is a Halloween favorite for you to try.

Really Yummy Pumpkin Cake

1/2 c. butter

1 c. sugar

2 eggs, beaten

2 c. canned pumpkin

1/2 c. milk

1 tsp. soda

2 1/4 c. flour

1/4 tsp. salt

1 Tbsp. baking powder

1 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 tsp. ground cloves

1/2 tsp. nutmeg

Cream together the butter and sugar. Add eggs, pumpkin, and milk and mix to combine. In a separate bowl, sift dry ingredients together, then add to pumpkin mixture and blend just until combined. Bake at 350 degrees in a greased and floured cookie sheet pan for 20 minutes. (It can also be baked in a 9x13 pan for 30-35 minutes, or in cupcake pans for 15-17 minutes).

When cake is cooled, spread frosting on top.


4 oz. cream cheese, softened to room temperature

1/2 c. butter, softened

2 tsp. vanilla

2 c. powdered sugar

Cream together the cream cheese, butter and vanilla. Gradually add the powdered sugar and mix to combine.

{p.s. I think this would be fun to try on cupcakes!}