Thursday, November 1, 2012

Spooky Pumpkin Chocolate Bundt Cake

My first successful vegan cake ever! Yey...!!

I am sure you all have had lots of fun trick or treating last evening just like I did..:) To make your post Halloween day a little special here goes Pumpkin Chocolate Bundt Cake for all of you!!

Okay let me first admit that I am very very bad at baking. I mean really bad..:( The reason I love to cook is because most of the times you don't have to measure the ingredients and you can just eyeball stuff and adjust according to taste. I have always been cooking this way. After I started writing this blog, I got a little serious about measuring only because I realized that someone else (reader) other than me is probably going to try the same recipe. And so I had to be careful and responsible about what I put here.
Most of my friends or relatives who are good at baking have opposite point of view. They think baking is easiest, and there is no way you can go wrong with it. I attempted some serious baking luck until this one...:)

Without further delay here are the ingredients-:
All Purpose Flour- 3 cups
Sugar- 2 cups
Cocoa- 1 tbsp
Cinnamon- 2 tbsp
Nutmeg Powder- 1 tsp
Cloves- 1/2 tsp
Salt -1 tsp
Baking soda- 2 tsp
Pumpkin puree- 1 can
water- 1and 1/2 cup
Vegetable oil- 1/2 cup
White Vinegar- 2 tbsp
Vanilla extract- 2 tsp

Powdered sugar- 1/2 cup
Pure Maple syrup- 1/4th cup
Almond milk/ soy milk- 1 tsp
Cinnamon- 1/2 tsp

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • In a large bowl add all the dry ingredients. Flour, sugar, cocoa, cinnamon,nutmeg, cloves, salt and baking soda.
  • In another bowl whisk together pumpkin puree, water, oil, vinegar and vanilla.
  • Mix the wet mixture into dry until thoroughly combined.
  • Grease the bundt pan and pour the mixture into it and bake for about an hour. It took me an hour and 10 minutes. So check in an hour and let it sit in oven for few more minutes if needed.
  • Place on a cooling rack after letting it hang in the pan itself for a few minutes.
  • Mix the glaze ingredients together and pour over the cake.
Recipe Source- Veronica's Cornucopia.

Have A Nice Day Everyone!!


Priya said...

Wish i get a slice now, wonderful combo for a cake.

Veena Theagarajan said...

very yummy looking cake

Indulge said...

The glaze is making me give up on my resolution.
Love Ash.

Manali said...

@Priya- do give it a try and you can have the whole..:)

@ Ash- You don't have to give up on your resolution make a small muffin variation of this with agave instead of sugar and you should be fine..:)