The days are getting shorter and colder, corn is ripe in the fields, the leaves are turning and pumpkins are now appearing everywhere.
|Es ist wieder Kürbiszeit!|
This pumpkin cake with chocolate mousse frosting and s’mores topping is based on an idea by Daniela Lais, co-author of the book „Einfach Vegan Backen/Simply Vegan Baking“.
|Looking for the ultimate holiday treat? Then try this scrumptious pumpkin cake.|
As just one of my many projects, I baked the entire book in 2015!
Wikipedia says „S'mores are traditionally cooked using a campfire. A marshmallow, usually held by a metal or wooden skewer, is heated over the fire until it is golden brown. The warm marshmallow is then added on top of half of a graham cracker and a piece of chocolate.
The first recipe appeared in 1927. A 1956 recipe uses the name "S'Mores", and lists the ingredients as "a sandwich of two graham crackers, toasted marshmallow and 1⁄2 chocolate bar.“
|A combination of pumpkin, chocolate and mini-marshmellows -what could beat that?|
Try this lovely pumpkin cake recipe or make some cupcakes out of it. It is sure to be a huge hit for the holidays!
|Use orange or green pumpkin for this cake.|
Time to get a few pumpkins yourself, don’t you think?
Ultimate Pumpkin Cake
400 g of pumpkin puree from a green Hakkiado pumpkin
¾ cup vegetable oil
¼ cup soy milk
1 ½ cups sugar
3 tbsp soy flour + 6 tbsp water, beaten
1 ¾ cups all purpose flour
¼ cup cornstarch
2 tsp cinnamon
the seeds from 3 cardamom capsules ground with mortar and pestle
1 tsp freshly ground nutmeg
3 tsp baking powder
Cut the pumpkin in half, discarding the stringy insides. Peel the pumpkin and cut it into chunks. Place in a saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil and cook until the pumpkin chunks are tender. Let the chunks cool and remove the peel. Puree the flesh in a food processor or mash it with a potato masher
Blend the oil, sugar, soy flour mixture, soy milk and pumpkin puree in a large mixing bowl. Set aside.
Stir together dry ingredients. Add dry ingredients to pumpkin mixture and beat until blended. Bake in a preheated oven at 190 degrees C /350 degrees F for about 60 - 70 min or until center springs back when touched.