Driving me nuts

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A one-sided conversation about Food52's pumpkin cake (or why cooking for my family is difficult):


**sigh**


I know what you’re about to say.  You wish this pumpkin cake had nuts, specifically walnuts.

No, of course I welcome the criticism.  Please share, what else would make it taste better?

Oh and raisins / cranberries?  You think so, don’t you.

Well since I’m the pastry chef, this is how the pumpkin cake turned out.  No nuts, no berries, no dried grapes.  Those are not dessert-y things.

I know it’s similar to banana bread but it’s not bread.  It’s a cake...

Yes, I do think cake is ruined by nuts.  And cookies.  No nuts in my cookies.  Why would you do that to a dessert?

C’mon, it’s got cream cheese icing.  What else could you ask for?  There is no way that nuts are better than cream cheese.  It's practically topped with cheesecake.


**sigh**


Fine, next time I’ll add nuts.  And raisins.


Comments

  1. Nooooo, I'm with you. NO nuts. They are a ruiner of desserts! Unless, of course, if it's in butter form (e.g. peanut butter brownies)

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  2. I'm ok with no nuts! ;) plus! you had me at cream cheese icing. ha! :)

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  3. Gotta say....I love nuts, but you're right. Nothing beats cream cheese icing....NOTHING! :D

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  4. I agree, nibbly bits in cakes ruin them. Except chocolate chips, they make everything better and enough of them would probably make me even enjoy the cream cheese frosting {I may be the only one in the world who doesn't like cheese cake and that sort of thing}. Stand strong! Just say no to nuts and raisins!

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  5. I hate nuts.

    But also, baker's choice!

    7% Solution

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  6. Hey, it's not carrot cake! Cakes should be nut-free. Plus, if someone is considerate enough to make a cake and share it, we should go heavy on the appreciation and light on the criticism. Unless it's truly awful, then we have to be honest so we're not eating every birthday, or Christmas, or whatever.

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  7. I like nuts. <--take that as you will!

    But pumpkin cake with just cream cheese frosting sounds mighty nice!

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  8. (did my last comment post?...)
    Anyhoot, nuts or no nuts, I have never met a cake I didn't like. And I am fairly certain that I would have no issues polishing off your cake too :-)

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  9. Haha - well; I´d eat the cake with all of the above. ;-)

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  10. I could say something smart and unoriginal about nuts, but I'm talking to a lady, so I won't. But no berries? Not evn blueberries? I man's gotta draw the line somewhere....

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  11. i do love nuts but i love cream cheese more :)

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  12. Haha, I really really love nuts.

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