This one is for all of my bakers out there. Vegan Chocolate Pumpkin Bundt Cake. Doesn’t that sound absolutely amazing? I love anything pumpkin. Literally anything. But combine it with my other favorite food group chocolate (chocolate is a food group, right?), and I just cannot resist!
This bundt cake boasts an entire 15 oz. can of pure pumpkin puree, two full teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice (next time I might add even more) and 3/4 C of cocoa powder. While the recipe does have more ingredients than others I have done in the past, I promise you this one is worth it. Plus, most (if not all) of those ingredients are what you already have on hand in your pantry. The only thing I had to shop for was cake flour, which is much lighter than all purpose.
This cake begins like most others. If you regularly bake, this process will be nothing new to you and if you don’t bake, it’s incredibly simple. Dry ingredients are sifted into one bowl while the pumpkin puree, brown sugar and homemade buttermilk are placed into the bowl of an electric mix. That buttermilk is actually 1 C of almond milk + 2 Tbl of vinegar. I used apple cider vinegar, but white works too. This creates a chemical reaction that is similar to actual buttermilk and works perfectly as a vegan substitute.
I used a few other substitutions in this recipe. Instead of eggs, there is 1/4 C of applesauce and 2 Tbl of vegan sour cream (you could also use canned coconut milk).
I like my cakes fairly simple. A shake of powdered sugar, perhaps a drizzle of chocolate sauce or even some vanilla almond milk ice cream.
Since I always like to share with you my thoughts on a recipe, I must say in complete honesty…I have never liked Bundt cake pans. Obviously, the cake has to take on and retain that shape & my personal feeling is that because of this, some areas are much less tender than others. If you like that, cool! You are probably the same person who likes the edges of brownies 🙂 This somewhat dense cake is very much the same texture, actually. I…am a center piece person who only occasionally likes edges. The flavor was on point for me, so in light of that, I am going to try this out in a standard cake pan and I will report back to you with an update!
If you try this recipe for Vegan Chocolate Pumpkin Bundt Cake, let me know what you think by leaving a comment down below. I always appreciate your feedback 🙂