There’s just something about a bundt cake.
It makes you feel all domestic when you pull that spongy cake out of the oven, let it cool for a few minutes, and then very carefully turn it over onto a serving platter and it comes out beautiful.
There’s something extra special about making it from pumpkin that you roasted and adding chocolate to make it a bit fudgy.
Then on top of all that there is no butter, no eggs, no oil.
Yeah, that’s something special.
Recipe~Pumpkin Chocolate Bundt Cake
Adapted from Eating Well, October 2006
1 cup all-purpose, flour
3/4 cup whole-wheat pastry flour
1 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, (not Dutch-process)
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup vegan buttermilk (just under a cup of almond milk topped off with 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar)
1 15-ounce can unsweetened pumpkin puree (1 3/4 cup homemade puree)
3/4 cup dark brown sugar, packed
2 flax eggs**
1/4 cup applesauce – unsweetened
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup confectioners sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
1-2 tablespoons almond milk
Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 12-cup bundt pan with cooking spray.
Whisk all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, granulated sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice and salt in a medium bowl.
Blend 1 cup vegan buttermilk, pumpkin puree and brown sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer on low speed. Beat in flax egg. Stir in applesauce and vanilla. Gradually add the dry ingredients, stirring until just combined. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan.
Bake the cake until a wooden skewer inserted in the center comes out with only a few moist crumbs attached about 1 hour. Let cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Remove from the pan and let cool completely on the rack, about 2 hours. Whisk ingredients for glaze together and spoon over cake. Enjoy with a tall glass of almond milk.
**flax eggs are simply 1 tablespoon flax meal to 2-3 tablespoons hot water. Whisk together and let sit a few minutes until stiff.