Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Grandparent Gratitude & Granny's Pumpkin Cake

I am so very thankful for my awesome Grandparents, Betty and Roland Young. They are truly examples of unconditional love in a marriage, and their Godly Example helped to shape the person that I am today. My Grandfather serves my Granny with a Love like God's-unselfish, abundant, and constant. I admire him deeply. He served in the Korean War, and I am so very proud of him. So, today, on Veterans Day, I want to say "Thank you, Grandaddy." You are one of my heroes, and I thank God for you and Granny!

My Granny taught me many things during the summers of my childhood. In one of my earlier posts, I wrote about her homemade cream cheese mints (http://butterflykissesntastydishes.blogspot.com/2009/09/excitement-new-sister-and-delish-cream.html). In previous years, my Granny loved to bake this Pumpkin Cake every Fall. I hope you will try it. It is fairly easy to make and delicious to serve at Thanksgiving or any Fall event.

I encourage you to take time this month to tell your loved ones how much you appreciate them and how thankful you are that God blessed you with their love. And, tell God how thankful you are for your family while asking Him to sustain and bless those you love.

Isaiah 46:4 "Even to your old age and gray hairs, I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you."

Granny's Pumpkin Cake

1 box yellow cake mix
4 eggs
½ c. oil
¼ c. water
¾ c. sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 c. pumpkin
dash nutmeg

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients together until well blended. Pour in a greased & floured tube pan. Bake at 350 degrees Farenheit for 1 hour. Frost cake when cooled with cream cheese frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting
1 box powdered sugar
1 stick margarine, softened
1 pkg. (3 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1 tsp. vanilla

Mix all ingredients together until well blended. Frost cooled cake