Sunday, November 25, 2012
Baked Sunday Mornings - Pumpkin Almond Cake w/Almond Butter Frosting
Please check out my Recipes link just above this post. I've been working hard on compiling a one stop shop of recipes from my blog and finally finished it!
Our Baked Sunday Mornings recipe today was one of the recipes that I couldn't wait to make. Pumpkin and almonds are two of my absolute favorite ingredients to work with so how could I not want to make Pumpkin Almond Cake with Almond Butter Frosting? But what really got me was that it features just one layer making it an easy, weeknight, cake and almond butter in the frosting.
While I enjoy challenging myself and making desserts that are lovely to look at, I often prefer rustic desserts. Things like chunky chocolate chip cookies and galettes and cakes that you cut with reckless abandon and eat with your hands warm from the oven. This recipe certainly falls into that category. I love the texture that the almond flour adds to the cake and using almond butter in the frosting is genius.
This recipe, while just about perfect as is, could easily be adapted. Don't like almond flour? Substitute with additional all-purpose flour for a smoother texture. Add other nuts for crunch or some banana. If you prefer something even simpler, omit the frosting or add a quick glaze. The options are endless.
To get this gem of a recipe, please visit Baked Sunday Mornings!