vegan pumpkin cake recipe with chocolate chips
This delicious pumpkin cake recipe is very easy to make and is also vegan. I am hesitant to call it healthy because it does contain a lot of sugar, but most of its ingredients - whole spelt flour, chia seeds and pumpkin, are very healthy. So judge for yourself.
I am not vegan, but I am always trying out new ideas using existing recipes for my son who is. This is a recipe I downloaded a few years ago from food.com (now called genius kitchen) and in my opinion it is just as tasty as the original.
Vegan pumpkin cake recipe with chocolate chips
2 Cups sugar
1 Cup oil ( I use grapeseed oil)
3 heaping Tbsp ground chia seeds mixed with 9 Tbsp water
3 Cups whole spelt flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cloves ( I used 1/8 tsp because I prefer just a hint of flavor)
1/2 tsp salt
15 ounce can pumpkin or fresh (find easy instructions for preparing fresh pumpkin here)
1/2 cup chocolate chips
Set oven to 350 F.
Grease and flour a 10x15 pyrex dish or equivalent, and set aside.
Blend sugar, oil and chia in large bowl
In seperate bowl combine all dry ingredients - flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and salt
Pour into the oil, sugar, chia mixture alternatively with pumpkin.
Stir in chocolate chips
Pour into pan and bake 45-50 minutes. Toothpick inserted in center should come out clean
what are chia seeds?
Chia seeds have become popular in the last few years as an excellent source for omega 3 as well as fiber. They also contain protein, iron, calcium, magnesium and zinc.
Chia seeds are very absorbent and when mixed with water form a gelatinous mixture which helps bind ingredients together. It therefore makes for a great egg substitute.
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