Well, it is embarrassing to say the least. At least I wasn't serving this cake to visitors. Ahhhh, enjoying a nice bit of pumpkin...crunch, crunch ....oh my, what was that? Did I miss a piece of egg shell? I don't think so. I mean, as many crunches that was in this cake, it would have been a big piece of shell.
I did use the top brand of canned pumpkin, so I can't blame it on the "off brand". Is it the nutmeg?
Next time, I will check the nutmeg...anyway, that kind of ruins the idea of a pumpkin cake or pie.