I rolled out of bed just like any other day.
I poured a cup of coffee and switched on the news. I saw visions of an airplane plowing into the World Trade Center. Destruction and despair. I sat there in disbelief, like the rest of America. Then the second airplane hit.
I ran to the bedroom and woke my husband.
“Two airplanes have just hit the World Trade Centers”, I shrieked.
He bolted up-right and replied, “It’s happening, just like in the book.”
We spent the next few hours glued to the tragedy that unfolded on the TV.
The horror and uncertainty.
It rattled me to my core. It shook me out of my blissful state of naivety.
Usama bin- Laden?
My world had changed.
It’s been ten years since that day. Ten years to grieve, to heal, to live and love. It amazes me, the story’s of blessings and grace in the mist of so much confusion. Today I honor those people those who lost their lives, to those who lost loved ones, and to all the heroes of 9/11.
Because we remember.
I was inspired to make a Pumpkin Crunch Cake after seeing one at The Picky Apple. I changed it up a little bit, I added more spices and cut the butter into the dry cake mix to create a crumble. I have never had luck pouring melted butter over the top of Dump Cakes which this cake ia also known as. I always get these hard chunks and I didn’t care for it. But this way, the butter is evenly incorporated into the cake mix.
The cake baked up perfectly. I didn’t get the topping that I was going for, but I was happy with the finished product. It didn’t last long if that is any indication!
|Pumpkin Crunch Cake||
- 1 box yellow cake mix
- 1 can (15 oz) pumpkin puree
- 1 can (12 oz) evaporated milk
- 3 large eggs
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 cup butter,
- 1/2 cups chopped pecans
- Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease bottom of 9 x 13″ pan.
- Mix pumpkin, milk, eggs, sugar, spices, and salt. Pour mixture into greased pan.
- Cut butter into cale mix until butter is pea size.
- Add pecans.
- Sprinkle cake mix mixture over pumpkin mixture
- Bake 50-55 minutes.
- Cool, cut, enjoy!
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