Prep time: 20 minutes plus overnight soaking of cashews
Cook time: 1 hour
What you need:
400g kent pumpkin, cut into wedges
100g dates, pitted (about 7 dates)
250ml Sanitarium soymilk
1Tbsp Spiral apple cider vinegar
2&½Tbsp nuttlex or margarine
1Tbsp coconut oil
2Tbsp maple syrup
2tsp vanilla extract
75g Teff flour
100g Gluten Free SR flour
2tsp baking powder
1tsp baking soda
2tsp ground cinnamon
2tsp ginger powder
½tsp ground cardamom
¼ nutmeg, grated
½tsp flaked salt
150g soaked overnight cashews, drained
125ml coconut cream, the thick separated part only
100g cooked mashed pumpkin
1-2Tbsp maple syrup to taste
Toasted coconut flakes, pepitas, sunflower seeds, salted or scorched chopped cashews
Step 1: Preheat oven to 170c
Step 2: Lightly oil and roast on a baking tray for 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Peel and discard the skin. Reserve100g of pumpkin for the icing.
Step 3: Chop over dates and cover with just enough boiling water to soak. They will soften and become like a paste.
Step 4: Add apple cider vinegar to the soymilk and let sit for 10 minutes. (this sours the milk similar to using butter milk)
Step 5: Place dates, soured milk, nuttlex, maple syruppumpkin, vanilla paste, coconut oil in a processor and blitz until smooth. Add 300g of mashed pumpkin and vanilla paste and blitz until smooth.
Step 6: Place dry ingredients in a large bowl, and stir to combine.
Step 7: Add the dry ingredients to the blended wet ingredients and give a quick blitz to combine.
Step 8: Line a 12 hole muffin tin with muffin papers.
Step 9: Spoon the mixture evenly between the holes and bake in the oven and cook for 20-25 minutes.
Step 10: Remove from the oven, and leave aside to cool completely.
Step 11: To make the icing blitz the cashews to a paste add all the ingredients to a processor or use a stick blender. Add other ingredients and process until combined.
Step 12: Spoon the icing into a bowl and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
Step 13: Ice the cakes, garnish with you favourite toppings and serve.