Another lovely cake to spice up those cold, dark winter evenings.
By Tamara Novacoviç
I have never baked so much with pumpkin like this season. There’s just something about the combination of pumpkin and cream cheese that I love. So here it is, another pumpkin dessert.
My favorite type of pumpkin (especially for desserts) is butternut. It has a beautiful sweet meat. Here we don’t have canned pumpkin puree, it’s just not available on our market, so I always make my own from scratch. I take a butternut squash (about 35 oz), wash it, cut into smaller pieces, place them on baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 45 minutes at 220C. Let them cool and spoon out meat.
I adapted the recipe from Cinnamon and Thyme.
This fall cake is, like so many other seasonal cakes, rich with cinnamon and similar spices. After baking such a treat, your whole house smells lovely even the next day. What is your favorite spice? Which one do you use most often? Cinnamon is definitely the most frequent guest in my kitchen, although I almost always use a pinch of cardamom in cakes like this.
Originally Published: December 21, 2013