The Adventures of Making Something great without a recipe. Thank goodness it turned out.
I really wanted to try making a vegan baked cake, since I’ve never tried baking without eggs or wanting to use butter. I thought it may be the best idea to use a pumpkin puree to hold the cake together and provide a great taste.
Pumpkin! I bought 1 small sugar pumpkin, cut it in half and cooked it for about 35-45 minutes at 350 degrees. Once the pumpkin is done, the skin completely pulls back from the pumpkin. Easy to peel, dice the pumpkin up and mash. I like to use a food processor or blender to make pumpkin smooth.
Grab a mixing bowl and add the ingredients in the following order:
- Add 1/3 cup olive oil
- Mashed or Pumpkin Puree from 1 small pumpkin
- Cinnamon and other spices if you like (5 spice, nutmeg, ginger)
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
Once the last ingredient is added, the cake thickens up. I used non-stick spray to coat a pyrex pie pan and baked the vegan pumpkin bread at 350 for about 35 minutes. Until firm.
I think the receipe is kind of simple, I wanted this to be a healthy version, so it was not very sweet. You can increase the brown sugar if you want that. :