Very healthy and easy to make. The natural sweetness comes from the pumpkin and honey. The recipe makes a very small cake because I only had a little bit of leftover pumpkin. Created this primarily for Mom, who's watching her weight but loves cake.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
35 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8-inch cake pan with cooking spray.

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  • Mix flour, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl. Stir in mashed pumpkin. Mix in honey, milk, oil, and egg until batter is smooth.

  • Pour batter into the greased cake pan. Gently press cashews into the batter for decoration.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes. Let cool in the pan, 5 to 10 minutes.

Cook's Note:

I used a 9-inch pan, so it came out as a flat cake.

Nutrition Facts

323 calories; protein 4.8g 10% DV; carbohydrates 40.1g 13% DV; fat 17g 26% DV; cholesterol 24.5mg 8% DV; sodium 323.8mg 13% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
11/10/2016
I made no changes but it would be so easy to substitute almond milk for the regular milk. I used 1% milk no problem. Also I'm sure you could add more squash and get rid of the egg if you were making this vegan. Very tasty and moist. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/10/2016
I made no changes but it would be so easy to substitute almond milk for the regular milk. I used 1% milk no problem. Also I'm sure you could add more squash and get rid of the egg if you were making this vegan. Very tasty and moist. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2016
Great taste. To use a whole kabocha I doubled the recipe. I used coconut oil instead of vegetable oil. Came out great! Read More