Dessert

Pumpkin-Walnut Cake

A cake that reminds me of Christmas. Oh, I miss that season! I cannot wait for this years Christmas. It will be a bit of a change. From California winter to North Carolina winter. I loved California weather but I am so excited to feel coldness outside and hopefully see some snow.

I substitute animal sourced butter with cacao butter when it comes to baking. If you don’t have cacao butter you know you won’t ever use you can use coconut oil. I know cacao butter might be harder to get and it can also be pricy.

I made the buckwheat flour myself by simply blending buckwheat.

Pumpkin-Walnut Cake

Yields10 Servings

 1 cup buckwheat flour
 ¼ cup almond flour
 1 cup pumpkin puree
 1 mashed banana
 3 tsp almond milk
 2 tbsp maple syrup
 2 tsp pumpkin spice
 2 tsp baking soda
 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
 ½ cup chopped walnuts
 1 vegan chocolate bar
 1 tbsp melted cacao butter (or coconut oil)

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1. Preheat the oven to 350F.

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2. In a large bowl combine the flours, baking soda, salt and half of the walnuts. Add the rest of the ingredients (except the remaining nuts and melted chocolate) and mix to combine, until you obtain a batter.

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3. Transfer the batter into a parchment paper lined loaf pan, and bake for 45-50 mins.

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4. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool. Pour the melted chocolate over the cake and sprinkle with remaining cashews.

Ingredients

 1 cup buckwheat flour
 ¼ cup almond flour
 1 cup pumpkin puree
 1 mashed banana
 3 tsp almond milk
 2 tbsp maple syrup
 2 tsp pumpkin spice
 2 tsp baking soda
 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
 ½ cup chopped walnuts
 1 vegan chocolate bar
 1 tbsp melted cacao butter (or coconut oil)

Directions

1

1. Preheat the oven to 350F.

2

2. In a large bowl combine the flours, baking soda, salt and half of the walnuts. Add the rest of the ingredients (except the remaining nuts and melted chocolate) and mix to combine, until you obtain a batter.

3

3. Transfer the batter into a parchment paper lined loaf pan, and bake for 45-50 mins.

4

4. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool. Pour the melted chocolate over the cake and sprinkle with remaining cashews.

Pumpkin-Walnut Cake

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