It is so different from where I’ve lived the last 7+ years and the new energy just feels so amazing. I can really envision a little baby around here and I’m in full on nesting mode.
You can expect an upcoming post with some pictures of the new place once we do some more decorating. But- you’d be amazed at how unpacked and settled we were after only 24 hours. My sisters and mom were unpacking mavens and we barreled through everything that first night. Moving is the crappy part, settling in is the fun part, (for me at least.)
My one mistake was really not sitting or eating much on moving day, which I am still paying for. Not only did we not have our furniture for the part of the day where my mom and I just cleaned everything in preparation, but I was just too anxious to be unpacked to relax.
I think that baby boy went into a bit of a hibernation while I was so active, because the minute I had a chance to just chill on the couch with Andy last night- he was doing karate-esque moves for hours. We actually could see my belly moving around which is both the coolest and most alien thing ever!
Anyway…I couldn’t wait too long to bake something in my new beautiful kitchen and it didn’t take long for me to decide that this light and fluffy pumpkin cake was the way to go. I’m in full-on pumpkin obsession mode and I wanted to christen the kitchen with the smell of spices wafting through the apartment.
Also- I wanted to make something that dirtied a lot of dishes, just so I could enjoy the moment of just throwing them all in my dishwasher even more. For those of you that have always had one, there is nothing quite like not having one and then taking the burden of hand washing clear away. I feel like the luckiest girl in NYC.
This cake is easy to throw together and the texture is perfection. So tender and soft and fluffy that it almost melts in your mouth. The brown butter icing creates the perfect rich nuttiness that compliments the spices from the cake just right.
What I love the most about this cake though, is that it lasts for several days when sealed air-tight, and only gets better and better as it sits. This is perfect for me as we’ve had all sorts of friends stop by to check the place out and I love having something delicious to share. (Plus, now that I don’t live next door to my sister I have a whole new set of neighbors to share my sweets with!)
Cake recipe adapted from: Gourmet Magazine
Icing recipe adapted from: Martha Stewart Living
For the icing:
Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g
Cake recipe adapted from: Gourmet Magazine Icing recipe adapted from: Martha Stewart Living