I was looking to make myself a delicious birthday cake. I usually go for carrot cake, but my sister recommended pumpkin cake. I also had been eying this recipe for Maple Cream Cheese Frosting. And I added some chopped bittersweet chocolate, which is delicious, but not necessary. Cake recipe is from http://www.lifesambrosia.com/2009/10/pumpkin-cake-with-amaretto-cream-cheese-frosting-recipe.html Frosting recipe is from http://www.kitchenista.org/2009/05/12/carrot-cake-with-maple-cream-cheese-frosting/ I put it all together here for my safe-keeping and because it was an absolutely wonderful cake. Just make sure the frosting is completely room temperature or your cake will end up ugly like mine (but still delicious!!).