Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 16 Servings
A halloween dessert for grown ups that can still be fun without being spooky
  • ½ cup coconut oil, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon cardamom
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ⅔ cup cane sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sweet potato puree, or pumpkin
  • 1 ½ teaspoon pure butterscotch extract
  • 2-3 tablespoons bourbon (see notes)
  • ½ cup warm unsweetened almond milk
  • 1⅔ cups light spelt flour
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • Frosting:
  • 1 stick Earth Balance vegan butter at room temperature
  • 1 8 ounce Tofutti vegan cream cheese at room temperature
  • ½ cup organic powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoons sweet potato or pumpkin puree
  • A dash of pure butterscotch extract
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and lightly grease a 9/2 inch round cake can with coconut oil or spray. Line with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, sift flour, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Set aside.
  3. In a bowl of an electric mixer, beat sugar and coconut oil together until fluffy, then add eggs and beat until combined. Add sweet potato or pumpkin puree and milk and beat until combined. Slowly add in flour mixture and beat on slow speed until combined and smooth.
  4. Pour batter into the prepared baking pan and place in the oven. Bake for about 55 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean. Transfer cake to a wire rack to cool for about 20-30 minutes.
  5. Prepare your frosting. in the bowl of an electric mixer, add frosting ingredients and mix on medium speed until the frosting is smooth and there are no more lumps left. Once the cake has cooled, frost your cake and sprinkle frosting with a dash of cinnamon. Serve and enjoy.
If you don’t have bourbon, you could use an almond liquor like amaretto or dark rum. You could also omit the alcohol if you want to make it kid friendly. If you also cannot find butterscotch extract, vanilla extract or any other flavored extract would do. Happy baking!
Recipe by My Digital Kitchen at http://www.mydigitalkitchen.ca/2017/10/25/pumpkin-butterscotch-bourbon-cake/