Pumpkin, cranberry and dark chocolate – autumn cake!

Finally – autumn is back on and our shop sells cranberries again. I was so excited that I almost cried when I saw them! I’ve made a version of this one before – in the very beginning of this blog – but this one is even better and the recipe is made for a bigger (normal sized) cake form, which will be more convenient for most of you guys!

Colorful cake on a white plate

Ok So we’ll need pumpkin.

  • 250 g peeled pumpkin pieces

Boil in salted water until soft (something like 8-10 minutes)

250 g pumpkin pieces in a pot

We also need cranberries

Wash 150 g cranberries – and leave for now.

bowl of cranberries

And 40 g dark chopped chocolate. ( I use the 80% dark chocolate from Naturata – heavenly!)

40 g dark chocolate chopped

Also – prepare a baking form. I used my 20×20 cm (7.9×7.9 inch) square form – so try to stick to something around that size. Butter it and sprinkle some almond flour inside.

Turn the oven on – 170 C (340 F)

And then finally get the big bowl out!

  • Mash one banana
  • Add 5 eggs
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 1 tbsp. vinegar (I use apple cider vinegar)
  • and grated lemon zest (lemon peel) from one lemon

mix it all using an electrical whisk (if you have one)

bowl with mashed banana and 5 eggs

Then in a smaller bowl mix the dry ingredients

  • 100 ml (0.4 cup) almond flour (ground blanched almonds)
  • 100 ml (0.4 cup) shredded coconut – grind first to make it finer…
  • 3 tbsp.’s coconut flour
  • and 2 teaspoons baking powder

By now that pumpkin should be about ready, so drain the water

  • Add 50 g butter

Mash the pumpkin with the butter – just use a fork

a pot with mashed pumpkin with butter

And then add the pumpkin mash to the banana and egg mix.

Then add the dry ingredients – and mix

And finally add the cranberries and the dark chocolate – and take a moment to appreciate the wonderful colors…

colorful ingredients for pumpkin cranberry cake

before mixing that together

Fill your form and bake in the lower part of the oven for about 40 minutes.

colorful pumpkin and cranberry cake

Nice warm, but even more delicious when served cold!

Enjoy,

Liesel