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The Pumpk-Incredible

(Pumpkin cake)
The deliciously healthy pumpkin cake
  • Preparation 40 minutes
  • Cooking Between 1h20 and 1h25
  • Power 350°F (180°C)
  • Quantity 1
See ingredients
  • 520 g (4 cups) diced pumpkin flesh

  • 5 ml (1 teaspoon) ground cinnamon

  • 5 ml (1 teaspoon) ground ginger

  • 225 g (3/4 cup) Madame Labriski date puree

  • 225 g (3/4 cup) unsweetened applesauce

  • 2 eggs

  • 15 ml (1 tablespoon) pure vanilla extract

  • 2 ml (1/2 teaspoon) baking soda

  • 15 ml (1 tablespoon) baking powder

  • 15 ml (1 tablespoon) ground cinnamon

  • 22 ml (1 ½ tablespoons) ground ginger

  • Pinch of ground nutmeg

  • 75 g (1/2 cup) all-purpose flour, regular or gluten-free

  • 150 g (1 ½ cups) quick-cooking rolled oats

  • 30 g (1/4 cup) ground flaxseeds

  • 60 g (1/2 cup) chopped walnuts, plus extra for garnish

  • 65 g (1/2 cup) raisins, plus extra for garnish

  • 65 g (1/2 cup) shelled green pumpkin seeds, plus extra for garnish

  • Ingredients
  • Steps
  • History

Ingredients

  • 520 g (4 cups) diced pumpkin flesh

  • 5 ml (1 teaspoon) ground cinnamon

  • 5 ml (1 teaspoon) ground ginger

  • 225 g (3/4 cup) Madame Labriski date puree

  • 225 g (3/4 cup) unsweetened applesauce

  • 2 eggs

  • 15 ml (1 tablespoon) pure vanilla extract

  • 2 ml (1/2 teaspoon) baking soda

  • 15 ml (1 tablespoon) baking powder

  • 15 ml (1 tablespoon) ground cinnamon

  • 22 ml (1 ½ tablespoons) ground ginger

  • Pinch of ground nutmeg

  • 75 g (1/2 cup) all-purpose flour, regular or gluten-free

  • 150 g (1 ½ cups) quick-cooking rolled oats

  • 30 g (1/4 cup) ground flaxseeds

  • 60 g (1/2 cup) chopped walnuts, plus extra for garnish

  • 65 g (1/2 cup) raisins, plus extra for garnish

  • 65 g (1/2 cup) shelled green pumpkin seeds, plus extra for garnish

11 steps

  • Preheat the oven to broil

  • In a bowl, combine the diced pumpkin flesh, ground cinnamon and ground ginger.

  • Spread the mixture over a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat, and bake for 5 minutes. Set aside.

  • Lower the heat to 350°F (180°C).

  • In a bowl, combine the date puree, applesauce and eggs.

  • Add the pure vanilla extract, baking soda, baking powder, ground cinnamon, ground ginger and ground nutmeg. Wait for a light frothing to occur (just for fun), then mix well.

  • Mix in the flour, quick-cooking rolled oats, ground flaxseeds, chopped walnuts, raisins, green pumpkin seeds and the baked pumpkin until combined.

  • Lightly grease a 7-inch (18 cm) round cake pan- otherwise, everything will stick.

  • Transfer the delicious cake mixture into the pan.

  • Decorate with walnuts, raisins, and pumpkin seeds as desired. Have fun!

  • Bake for about 1 hour and 20 minutes. Let cool before removing from the pan.

History

Looking for ideas for using up all that leftover pumpkin? No way, not a Labriski cake with NO ADDED SUGAR or FAT that actually contains four whole cups of diced pumpkin? Yes sir. A close relative of the Apple of My Eye cake, here’s a new and inspiring version, one that will allow you to do something with all that leftover pumpkin from Halloween: my Pumpk-Incredible cake. A Labriski treat that everyone needs to try. Good luckski! Incidentally, this cake is also DAIRY-FREE.

Source of fibre and a way to make the joys of Halloween last a little longer, the Pumpk-Incredible cake is the perfect dessert-slash-snack to boost your energy levels and spread some comfort and happiness. What’s more, baking one is great family activity. Hip, hip hooray!

Storage

  • Five days on the counter
  • A week and a half in the fridge
  • Three months in the freezer

We make life easier with our date purees

We make life easier with our date purees

Date puree - Original

Date puree is high in fibre and that’s why it can keep us going for long periods of time, while letting us enjoy the taste of pure happiness. The natural choice for all your guilt-free treats. Yumski!

100% recyclable packaging.

FAQ

Where can I buy Madame Labriski date puree?

At IGA, Rachelle Béry, Marché Tradition and Bonichoix grocery stores across Quebec. My purees contain no preservatives and can be found in the fruit and vegetable section (yes, dates are fruit) near the pre-cut fruit and vegetables. If you can’t find them, simply ask a member of staff!

Can I swap chia seeds for flax seeds and vice versa?

Yes, always. You can also use hemp seeds.

Can I use another type of flour than the one specified in the recipe?

Yes, you can simply use any type of flour you have on hand.

What can I use as a substitute for oatmeal?

Any kind of cereal flakes: quinoa, buckwheat, spelt, etc. If you are gluten intolerant, you can buy oatmeal that is certified gluten-free.