Pumpkin cake – that tastes only of chocolate!
I had a 2-ingredient cake pop up in my news feed and thought it would be an awesome option for both parents of fussy eaters and the children themselves.
It’s also thanksgiving in the US tomorrow so the perfect time to be using pumpkin in a cake!
I wanted to test it yesterday so asked my teen to pick up some cooking chocolate and he got the buttons. I made it and to be honest it wasn’t to my taste because the overriding taste is the chocolate, and this wasn’t great chocolate. It was a bit sickly even for the young teen.
I decided to test again today using a good quality chocolate and my oh my it was good!!
Does it have a cake-like texture? Not exactly. It’s a cross between a cake and a mousse.
Does it taste of pumpkin? NO. I would bet the farm that no one could pick the ingredient other than chocolate. And yet, it’s got almost as much pumpkin as chocolate.
Is it easy to cook? No cooking and aside from that takes minutes to make. If you are not in the US and tinned pumpkin is not a thing, you will need to have cooked pumpkin to hand though.
It is rich, so no need to eat a lot, but it’s a great way to produce something that is delicious and almost half vegetable 😊
I’m not a fan of hiding vegetables, but I love recipes where we can make it easier for our fussy eater to eat foods that may otherwise be a challenge.
Thanks Kirbie’s Creations for the idea (modified slightly).
1 ½ cups cooked or tinned pumpkin (I par boiled and roasted mine)
2 cups melted chocolate (I used a high cocoa content chocolate and softened in the microwave)
Put both ingredients into the blender, whiz until smooth, scrape into a dish and allow to set for 30-60 mins.
Ice, if you’d like.
Store in fridge.
Judith is an AOTA accredited picky eating advisor and internationally certified nutritional therapist. She works with 100+ families every year resolving fussy eating and returning pleasure and joy to the meal table.
She is also mum to two boys and the author of Creating Confident Eaters and Winner Winner I Eat Dinner. Her dream is that every child is able to approach food from a place of safety and joy, not fear.
Learn more about Judith here: https://theconfidenteater.com/about/