Rich and decadent Vegan Chocolate Pumpkin Spiced Cake topped with poached pears and chocolate ganache.
The colors have finally begun to change in my part of the world – about time too! I can’t wait for this maple tree to burst into golden flames in the next few weeks. It has started turning color, although what it would turn into, I can’t say as this is our first year in this home, and every season brings with it, its share of surprises. In spring, the home burst into color, as lilies of every variety began to shoot out from the ground and bloom. In the summer, the blackberry, blueberry and strawberry bushes bowed to the ground, weighed down by the sweet clusters of fruit.
I can’t wait to see what Fall brings.
The only reason I hate life in the South is because of how long we have to wait for Fall to begin – in most other parts of the country, the trees are already shedding their dried up leaves. But on the plus side, we get to enjoy it for further into the year, which somehow, seems to reduce the distance to Spring.
But a watched teapot never boils. So I’m trying very hard not to keep watching the trees outside. Trying.
But what I can do is fill my life with other Fall things – starting with this delicious Chocolate Pumpkin Spiced Cake. Imagine the richest chocolate cake, made denser and more gooey with the pumpkin puree, and further elevated with the cinnamon and nutmeg. As it bakes, it fills your home with an aroma that’s a cross between hot chocolate and pumpkin spice latte – which might seem weird, but it smells absolutely divine, I promise you!
This cake is extremely moist, almost pudding-like, and good as is- might even make a good coffee cake, but I decided to proceed coating it in a thin layer of chocolate ganache. There is no such thing as too much chocolate, is there?
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