It annoys me when people say I tried this recipe but used this instead of that, and used more of that and added this. Than you didn't make the recipe as listed and how do I know if it really is good? I guess some people just can't follow directions. Now do I make it as listed, or change it up?
Hi auntchristy1, We do test the recipes and are sorry that you were disappointed with the recipe. We have modified the recipe to reflect your desires for more spices. Hope you will give it another try. Happy Baking, Lindsay Hunt, Associate Food Editor
SebbysMama, you read my mind re: sub for canola oil so thanks for commenting on the coconut oil. That's exactly what I will use.
I made this recipe as a loaf and we all loved it! I subbed coconut oil for the canola oil and added 1/4 cup more pumpkin. I also tossed in a handful of chocolate chips. My son will be taking this to daycare for breakfast, this week.
Made this as a pumpkin bread instead of donuts. I doubled the spice and didn't get a chance to make the frosting. The people that I baked it for loved it! I did too. I just think it needs more spice. I see that others didn't like the recipe, but adding more spice is the answer. I actually might triple the spice next time. This was also made at high altitude (4800') and it was perfect!
Hmm, I had the same problem and bought my spice on Friday. Expiration date 2017. The spice blend Tasted great, too!
Make sure your spices are fresh. Most spices lose a significant amount of their flavor after six months. Be sure to store them in a cool, dry, dark cabinet.
I made the loaf and added a bit more brown sugar, pumpkin purée, and pumpkin spice (did it by sight so don't know exactly how much I added). I also ran out of baking soda, so added that amount in baking powder instead. For icing, I used fresh squeezed juice from a tangerine rather than a lemon, as I didn't have a lemon on hand. The cake is very moist and has just the right amount of sweetness. It's really good.
I made this recipe today and the donuts looked very pretty. However, they tasted very bland. I am wondering if there is a mistake in the recipe for the amount of pumpkin pie spice. Other recipes I looked at after this disappointment had 1 1/2 Tsp. pumpkin pie spice. Icing runny, too. Do you actually test these recipes?? Very disappointed.