First off Jenny, this was a FABULOUS idea to combine such wonderful flavors. 4 stars however because of the changes I made to suit my personal preferences, since the cake lacked that WOW! feature to my tastebuds. I added 1 tsp each of dried orange peel, nutmeg, and ground cloves as well as 1/2 tsp. ginger, and an extra 1/2 tsp. of cinnamon. Also, I'm a firm believer that if you decide to leave your diet for a bit and indulge, the indulgence better be over-the-top-worthy, so I added an extra 1/4 cup white sugar, and 1/4 cup pumpkin spice coffee creamer to the batter. Half-&-half would work just as well, but this added some great flavors. To finish I had some leftover cranberry sauce in my can, so after I poured half the batter in the pan, I spooned about 3-4 tablespoons cranberry sauce on top, then poured the rest of the batter on. VERY moist, and it looked rather pretty. :) Thanks for giving me the perfect base to work off of, Jenny!
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First off Jenny, this was a FABULOUS idea to combine such wonderful flavors. 4 stars however...