Saturday, November 19, 2011

"Blissful Pumpkin Spice Wonder Cake Trifle"

From Kristi's Kitchen

Inspired by the creative touch of one friend and brilliantly named by another :-)...this dessert is comprised of 4 different components -each delicious on their own and fabulous when combined...

Component 1:

Pumpkin Spice Cake 
From Kristi's Kitchen

3 c. almond flour
2 1/4 tsp. sea salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tbsp. cinnamon
1 tsp, nutmeg
1/2 tsp. ginger
1/8 tsp. cloves
4 eggs
1 1/2 c. cooked pumpkin
1/2 c. organic raisins
1/4 c. chopped pecans
1/4 c. grapeseed oil OR organic butter
3/4 c. coconut palm crystals
6 tbsp. almond milk
1 tsp. sugar free vanilla


_Preheat oven to 350 degrees
-Combine wet and dry ingredients separately
-Mix dry ingredients into wet until smooth
-Line 2 9" round cake pans with parchment and oil OR butter
-Divide batter evenly between the two pans
-Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean

Serve as a coffee cake OR chunk it up for trifle

Component 2:

Pumpkin Pudding
From Kristi's Kitchen

3/4 c. cooked pureed pumpkin
1 1/2 c. cold coconut milk
3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp, ground nutmeg, rounded
1/8 tsp. ground ginger, rounded
1/16 tsp. ground cloves, rounded
1/2 -3/4 tsp. sea salt (start with smaller amount and work up to balance)
1/4 tsp. xanthan gum
1/2 tsp. sugar free vanilla
2 tbsp. + 1 tsp. coconut nectar


-Combine all ingredients into a large food processor or blender and process until smooth and thickened

Enjoy on its own with a bit of homemade whipped cream or as part of this trifle

Component 3:

1/4 of the "Coconut Nectar Caramel Sauce" (recipe in the dessert section)

add in a handful of chopped pecans if desired

Component 4:

Homemade Whipped Cream
From Kristi's Kitchen

1 c. organic whipping cream sweetened to desired sweetness with coconut nectar, organic raw honey, stevia or xylitol

Assembly Directions:

-Prepare all components separately
-Layer ingredients in a large pretty glass bowl:

cake, then pudding, then whipped cream, then caramel sauce and repeat...

Oh so yummy and perfect for the holiday festivities! 

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