Pumpkin, apple and cranberry cake

A favorite thing of mine when it comes to autumn is pumpkin. Not carving lanterns – but cooking and baking with them. Because it’s Friday – I decided to surprise my daughter with a pumpkin-apple cake for lunch. This is how I did this one:

pumpkin, sweet potato and apple cake with cranberries

Most times it starts like this:

banana, cranberries, eggs, pumpkin and sweet potato

I look pick eggs, vegetable and fruit that I feel will work well together. This could just as well be carrots (if pumpkins are not in season) and it could have been raspberries instead of cranberries if I wanted less “ting” and more “aaahhhh”.

Then prepare the vegetables. Peel potato and pumpkin and cut into pieces. I had

  • 1/2 sweet potato
  • 1/4 of that pumpkin on the picture

Boil in salted water until soft – about 15 minutes

In the meantime get a bowl out and:

  • mash one banana
  • crack 4 eggs
  • add 50 ml (3 tbsp.’s) coconut flour
  • possibly 1/2 tbsp. cinnamon
  • and possibly 1 teaspoon cardamon
  • and optionally a handful of walnuts – slightly chopped

Mix together – I use an electrical whisk.

Once the pumpkin and sweet potato are done – add about 50 g (1.8 ounce) butter. Mash – just using a fork will do.

making pumpkin apple cake

Then add the mash to the bowl and mix it all together.

Filling the form – I did a picture to show how it’s done:

how to fill a form - making apple cake

I think that speaks for itself – but basically – butter the form, add the cake batch, stick apple slices into the batch, add some cranberries, sprinkle cinnamon, and lastly sprinkle almond slices.

Bake for 30-35 minutes in the middle of the oven.

Apple and pumpkin pie for two in the kitchen

We ate it sitting in the kitchen – my daughter loves it when I set up our lunch at different spots around the house. We’ve even eaten on the floor a few times – picnic style on a big blanket. Bar stools in the kitchen at the counter was nice.

The bowl is mascarpone with vanilla and honey – lovely to the cake, and the glasses have ice tea in them.

Enjoy,

Liesel