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Pumpkin and almond cake (no butter)

With cream cheese and honey: a real treat

by Ada Parisi
5 min read
Torta morbida con zucca e mandorle, senza burro

soft cake with pumpkin and almonds without butter, but equally soft. And with a wonderful aroma that will stay long in the house. This cake can't say no. Why is soft, wet, easy to do and is full of pumpkin and almonds. Let's just say can be addictive, especially if you are on a diet (like me) and you don't have a big choice on pastries for breakfast. Do not miss in this case the light Apple Cake. A lifesaver for those who love sweets but must be careful to weight. Despite being without butter, This cake (I have done several times in order to find the right balance, since I'm not really a person without butter cakes) does not penalize any taste. Indeed, It is really very good.

I suggest you use a pumpkin Delica, intense flavor of caramel and non-aqueous. The baking to dehydrate further and the result will be perfect. Alternatively, you can use The Violin Pumpkin or the Mantua, both rather dry and sugary. And if you want to know more about the, or rather on pumpkins, read my article PUMPKIN IN THE KITCHEN.

If you had problems with calories, and you would like to serve the soft cake with pumpkin and almonds without butter as dessert after lunch or dinner, I suggest a tasty and easy way to ' adapt '. Accompany the donut with pumpkin and almonds, as in photography, with a mascarpone or cream cheese cream and a few drops of honey or maple syrup. Awfully good, and I am not exaggerating.

Among other things, If you like cakes with pumpkin, I recommend you try it without hesitation PUMPKIN PIE, the traditional American pumpkin cream tart. A sweet really special and different from the usual, scented with cinnamon and enriched with whipped cream. And don't miss the special FIRST COURSES WITH PUMPKIN and the one on SWEETS WITH PUMPKIN, how delicious PUMPKIN PANNA COTTA. Have a good day!

Torta morbida con zucca e mandorle, senza burro

SOFT CAKE PUMPKIN AND ALMOND (doses for a cake to type Gugelhopf ring)

Portions: 8 Preparation: cooking:
Nutrition facts: 250 calories 20 fat
Rating: 4.0/5
( 3 voted )


400 grams of pumpkin type Violina already cleaned

200 grams of caster sugar

100 grams of almond flour

100 grams of flour 00

60 grams of ground almonds or in flakes

4 whole eggs

10 grams of baking powder

2 tablespoons milk (even soy or rice)

organic Orange peel, zest

organic lemon peel, zest

a pinch of cinnamon

a pinch of salt

butter and flour for the baking mould, to taste


150 grams mascarpone cheese or cream cheese

icing sugar

maple syrup or honey millefiori


To prepare the soft pumpkin pie and almonds, chop the pumpkin (little ones will be more will cook quickly) and cook in oven at 200 degrees until tender. Drain as much as possible from any excess liquid and blend it, then allow to cool.

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees static.

Whip the egg yolks with the sugar in a bowl, until the mixture is puffy and fluffy, then add the zest of citrus fruits, cinnamon and salt. Add the sifted flour, almond flour and then reduced the pumpkin puree. Add to the yeast dissolved in milk, mixing well. Whisk the egg whites and add them to the mixture, stirring with a spatula with a motion from top to bottom, to incorporate as much air as possible. At this point, Add the sliced almonds.

Grease and flour a bundt cake, pour the mixture to the pumpkin pie and almonds and cook for 40 minutes or until, the toothpick test, the cake is not baked.

I think the soft pumpkin pie and almonds is a perfect sweet as it is for breakfast, But if you want to serve it as a dessert dessert you can accompany it with a mascarpone or cream cheese frosting, obtained by mixing the dairy product with as much sugar as to your taste (as pointing you in the doses), and serve with a few drops of honey or maple syrup. Bon appétit!

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Maria Emma Lozito 22 January 2017 - 18:08

Fresh from the oven: soft and fragrant!

Ada Parisi 22 January 2017 - 23:57

Thank you, I'm so happy! See you soon and good week, ADA.


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