We’re finally getting a light dusting of snow in our neck of the woods.
I was just lying in bed this morning praying for it.
Not world peace, the end of hunger, an end to violence, or that my husband would stop snoring so I could get some sleep, or even that Romeo would quit passing gas on the floor next to me…but…snow.
It’s just so peaceful and beautiful.
The thing I love most about the omnipotent One, is that our little prayers matter too.
When I came downstairs at 5:30 this morning to let Romeo out, there was not only a dusting on the ground, it was still falling from the sky!
I immediately said my thank you’s, turned on the Christmas Instrumentals on Spotify, and started to put some of the recovered ornaments back onto our 11 foot tree in the living room.
We had a tree “issue” yesterday. I’ll share more about that tomorrow. Until then, I’ll be doing this and that and tackling the never ending to-do list… but never forgetting to stop by each window as I go, thankful for the snowy winter blessing.
Frosted Pumpkin Chai Pudding Cakes
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Makes 10
2 Cans of Pumpkin Puree
1/2 Cup Coconut Sugar
1/4 Cup + 1 Tbs. Coconut Oil – solid
2 teaspoons of Pure Vanilla Extract
1 Cup of Coconut Flour
1 Cup of Tapioca Flour
1/2 teaspoon of Sea Salt
1 teaspoon of Baking Powder
1 teaspoon of Baking Soda
5 teaspoons of Chai Spice Mix, + extra for sprinkling
Measure all ingredients into mixer and beat on medium until combined. About 1 minute. Spoon a generous amount of batter into muffin papers. (Cooking time will depend on the size of the cakes. Mine were in tall muffin papers, I would say about 1 1/2 times the size of a normal muffin.) Bake for 85 minutes. Do not overbake or they will end up dry without a bread pudding texture on the inside. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 30 minutes before frosting and serving. Best served slightly warm or at least at room temperature.
While the cakes are baking, make the frosting:
About 1/3 Cup of Dairy Free Butter, room temperature
1 1/2 Cups of Corn Free Powdered Sugar
1 Tablespoon of Fresh Lemon Juice
A Few Drops of Pure Almond Extract
1/2-1 Tablespoon of Non Dairy Milk, I used Hemp
Combine the butter and sugar with a fork until it forms a rough paste.
Add the lemon juice, vanilla, and non dairy milk and whisk until smooth.
Refrigerate and about every 15-20 minutes or so, give it a quick whisk. It will become fluffier as it chills.
Place a generous dollop on each cake and enjoy.