2-Ingredient Pumpkin Cake with Apple Cider Glaze

Have you ever seen a Pinterest 'pin' and just had to make it in your own kitchen?  Yeah, me too.  I followed a pin to this 2008 recipe blog post for a~ 2-Ingredient Pumpkin Cake with Apple Cider Glaze. It sounded way too good to pass up.  The cake is made with just a box of cake mix and a can of pumpkin puree, that's it.  The recipe includes a simple glaze made from powdered sugar and apple cider, just in case you want to make it extra special.  Nice!

The verdict: My family and friends liked the cake.  I think the cake is better the first day because it seemed to get a bit 'gummy' by the second day...but that didn't stop us from enjoying seconds.  The sticky batter reminds me of a cross between Play-Doh & Marshmallow Fluff...interesting, to say the least.  It wasn't possible to get the batter level, so the cake had a bit of a 'rustic' look to it when it came out of the oven, but the glaze helped to smooth out the uneven appearance of the top, so you don't really notice it that much.  For a cake that doesn't have any eggs or oil in it, it was all right.  That being said, I'm not sure I will ever make it again...but I'm happy that I tried it.  I'm always up for trying a new recipe, and now I know if I only have a can of pumpkin puree and a box cake mix in the pantry, I can still make a tasty dessert. :) 

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