And, turn out it did!
Usually, a cake takes a few days to be eaten in my house. This was left to just a slice within 24 hours. My kids, me and my husband were having slice after slice. I say that because 1.) I have no shame, and 2.) you need to understand how fabulous this cake is.
I’m thinking about making this instead of pie for Thanksgiving. This confection truly takes the cake.
For my acceptance speech of “this cake is the bomb dot comb”, I’d like to thank my friend Ashlie, because it all started when she gave me a delicious pumpkin cookie. From there, the craving grew and before I knew it, I was making a double layered cake.
Thank goodness for cravings! You never know when it will help you invent a dessert you never knew you were missing out on.
Happy fall everyone!!
- 1 cup canned pumpkin
- 1 cup vanilla rice milk
- 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup sugar
- 2 Tbsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ¾ tsp xanthan gum
- ¾ tsp salt
- 2½ cups gluten free flour
- 1 TBSP pumpkin pie spice
- ½ cup coconut oil - melted
- ½ cup maple syrup
- pinch of salt
- *Once made, divide in half*
- Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting:
- The other half of the cinna-swirl swirl mixture
- 8 oz. vegan cream cheese
- 3½ cups powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Preheat oven to 350. Grease two 8" or 9" circle cake pans well or line with parchment paper.
- Combine all the wet ingredients. Using a stand mixer, slowly add the rest of the ingredients in descending order (i.e....starting with sugar and ending with the flour). Mix until combined, scraping down the sides as necessary.
- Mix up the cinna-swirl, and divide into two equals bowls.
- Pour batter into cake tins. Using one of the cinna-swirl mixtures, swirl equal amounts of the cinna-swirl mixture into each of the batters.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes - or until edges start to lightly brown.
- Cool cakes completely before frosting.
- Prepare your vegan cream cheese frosting by blending all ingredients until smooth and creamy. Chill in fridge until frosting firms up a bit.
- Frost your cake generously. There will be a decent amount left, which I think calls for eating with a spoon. I'm pretty sure that's a rule.
Adapted from KBlog