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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Pumpkin Cake - The ideal dessert for a sunny autumn day


This is the first time I use pumpkin in a dessert and I am absolutely in love with it! I found the recipe on this website and because I had a big slice of pumpkin in the fridge, I decided to try it! I changed a few ingredients and also modified the quantities because I wanted to make a bigger cake.

This is a must-try dessert and it's very easy! Your steam oven will do all the work. If you don't have a steam oven you can bake it or use a steamer.

You'll love the creamy texture with a subtle pumpkin and coconut aroma.

Hope you'll like it. It's delicious and healthy!

P.S. What do you think about that wonderful leaf in the last photo? I found it while strolling in the park. It illustrates autumn perfectly!

Ingredients:

500g pumpkin, steamed
180g brown rice flour (ground some brown rice)
200ml coconut milk
coconut flakes, for garnish - just enough to cover the whole cake
1/4 cup raisins
100g agave syrup or Sucanat

Directions:


Add the steamed pumpkin, sweetener, rice flour and coconut milk in your food processor. Blend until it has a smooth consistency.

Place half of the mixture in a cake form, sprinkle  some raisins on top then add the other half.

Place it in your steam oven - use a regular steamer if you don't have a steam oven or bake it. *If you use a regular steamer place the mixture without the cake form and put it in the cake form after it is cooked.

Steam until cooked. Test it after 25 minutes with a toothpick. Stick the toothpick in the cake and if it's clean when you take it out it means it's ready.

Sprinkle coconut flakes on top.

Let it cool and place it in the fridge.

Serve!




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2 Comments:

At November 2, 2011 at 1:23 AM , Blogger tori said...

Such beautiful photos- and such a great flavour combination. I love pumpkin and coconut together in curries, but hadn't thought about desserts. Thank you!

 
At November 2, 2011 at 6:39 AM , Blogger Gourmandelle said...

Thanks Tori!

 

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