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Vegan pumpkin cake with cheesecake swirls

Vegan pumpkin cake with cheesecake swirls


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And similar to that it’s pumpkin season once more so I made a vegan pumpkin cake with cheesecake swirls to have a good time all issues autumn. This vegan pumpkin cake isn’t solely simple to make, but additionally scrumptious and fairly to take a look at too. Moist, fluffy and superbly spiced pumpkin cake will get topped with a creamy vegan cheesecake aromatic with lemon and orange zest they usually go dancing collectively so to talk…

This autumnal cake is admittedly easy to make. The bottom is a fluffy spiced sponge that comes collectively in a single mixing bowl, there isn’t any want for a creaming fats and sugar, you merely want a spoon and somewhat little bit of light folding to make it come collectively. The cheesecake half is even simpler. All you should do is to whack all the elements right into a small blender (I like to make use of my smoothie maker for this) and provides them a very good whizz. Then a enjoyable half, you pour many of the cake batter to the underside of the cake tin, comply with up with the cheesecake combination and at last dollop some leftover cake batter on high. Then use a chopstick, a skewer or a toothpick and make fairly swirls on the floor of the cake. And that’s it, it truly is that straightforward.

This cake went down rather well with my husband, pals and neighbours so I hope it would brighten up your weekend too.


CASHEWS: Uncooked cashews kind the bottom of the cheesecake layer. Soak them in boiling water for half-hour or in chilly water in a single day to melt, drain, rinse and they’re able to mix.

VEGAN BUTTER: Cheesecake is all about creaminess so a small quantity of vegan butter helps with that. There isn’t a must soften it, simply add it to the blender as is. When you don’t have vegan butter, use coconut oil (perfume free ideally) as a substitute.

LEMON JUICE: I used a beneficiant quantity of lemon juice to provide the cashew layer stunning tang. I additionally use a few teaspoons of lemon juice within the cake batter to assist with the rise – lemon juice comes right into a response with baking soda.

CITRUS ZEST: I like a mixture of lemon and orange (you need to use tangerines too) zest on this cheesecake layer. It provides the cake a festive contact.

PUMPKIN PURÉE: When you don’t stay within the US the place pumpkin purée is a baking and cooking staple, it’s simple to make one your self. Merely steam cubed pumpkin till a skewer goes in simply after which flip it right into a purée in a meals processor or a blender.

PLANT MILK: You should use any plant milk you must hand. I went with soya as that’s what I had, however oat, almond, rice, cashew – any plant milk will work simply high-quality.

VEGETABLE OIL: A small quantity of vegetable oil retains this cake fluffy and moist on the similar time. I exploit grapeseed oil, however some other impartial tasting oil will work simply effectively. If utilizing olive oil, use a gentle selection as you don’t need its flavour to return via.

SUGAR: Within the cake, you might use any sugar you have got – I went for demerara sugar, however caster sugar or coconut sugar additionally work effectively. Within the cheesecake layer, I like to recommend utilizing caster sugar because it’s white which implies that that layer will keep white and really small, which implies it would dissolve simply throughout baking.

FLOUR: I used plain flour for the common model and a mixture of a very good gluten-free flour combine and a contact of xanthan gum for the gluten-free model.

SPICES: I used a number of warming dry spices for this cake, you might additionally use prepared made pumpkin spice combine when you’ve got it.

BAKING AGENTS: I used a mixture baking powder and baking soda (they aren’t the identical) to provide this cake simply sufficient of a carry.

vegan pumpkin cake wet ingredients

Mix all the moist elements in a big mixing bowl, combine till homogenous.

vegan pumpkin cake dry ingredients

Sift dry elements into the moist elements. Gently fold dry elements into the moist ones till effectively mixed and there are not any flour pockets left. If utilizing gluten flour, take care to not overmix.

vegan pumpkin cake batter

Reserve a portion of the cake batter and pour the remainder of it into the ready tin. Pour cheesecake combination on high, then dollop reserved batter on high of the cheesecake layer and utilizing a chopstick, create ornamental swirls. Bake for half-hour.

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vegan pumpkin cake cut up

vegan pumpkin cake slices


  • 130 g / 1 cup cashews, soaked
  • 25 g / 2 tbsp vegan butter (no must soften)
  • 65 g / 1/3 caster sugar
  • 80 ml / 1/3 cup plant milk
  • 60 ml / ¼ cup lemon juice + zest of ½ lemon
  • zest of ½ orange
  • 10 ml / 2 tsp vanilla extract


  • 300 g / 10.5 oz (approx. 1¼ cup) pumpkin purée*
  • 120 ml / ½ cup plant milk (I used soy)
  • 60 ml / ¼ cup gentle tasting oil (I used grapeseed oil)
  • 175 g / ¾ cup + 2 tbsp sugar (I used demerara)
  • 10 ml / 2 tsp lemon juice


  • 220 g / 1¾ cups all objective white flour or GF flour combine
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • SPICES: 2 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp ginger, ¾ tsp cardamom, ½ tsp nutmeg, 1/8 tsp cloves
  • ¼ tsp high-quality salt
  • ½ tsp xanthan gum (really useful provided that utilizing GF flour combine)



  1. Place all the cheesecake elements in a small blender. Mix till silky clean. Put aside.


  1. Warmth up the oven to 180° C / 355° F. Line the underside of a 20 cm / 8 inch sq. cake tin with a chunk of parchment paper and grease the perimeters.
  2. In a big mixing bowl, mix the pumpkin purée with plant milk, sugar, oil and lemon juice. Combine very effectively.
  3. Place a sieve over the blending bowl and sift in half of the flour, each baking brokers, dry spices and salt. If utilizing GF flour combine that doesn’t include xanthan gum, I like to recommend including it too.
  4. Utilizing a spatula, begin incorporating the dry elements into the moist ones by making small circles in the course of the bowl first (to minimise lumps), step by step extending the circles to include increasingly flour. Be sluggish and delicate.
  5. Subsequent, sift within the different half of the flour and proceed as within the earlier step.
  6. Combine till there isn’t any dry flour left, however don’t overmix (that’s solely necessary in case you are utilizing a flour containing gluten)!
  7. Maintain again ½ cup of the cake batter, switch the remaining into the ready baking tin.
  8. Pour the cheesecake combination on high in order that it covers your entire cake. Dollop leftover batter on high of the cheesecake combination and use a toothpick to create ornamental swirls on the floor.
  9. Bake for half-hour. Take away the oven and permit it to chill down earlier than refrigerating for a number of hours or in a single day – it would minimize neater. Maintain in an air-tight container within the fridge for 3-4 days.


*PUMPKIN PURÉE: When you can not get pumpkin purée, make it your self by mixing 300 g / 10.5 ouncesof steamed pumpkin in a blender (add the plant milk allotted to this recipe to assist it mix).

BAKING TIN SIZE: I used a 20 cm / 8″ sq. brownie tin for this recipe.



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