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Pumpkin Coconut Bundt Cake-Ciambella di Zucca e Cocco

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This is the kind of cake I like to bake on a rainy Sunday before Halloween. Spicy and full of pumpkin moistness. No need for any thick frosting. Better to save the sugary stuff for what was coming the day after Halloween.


I may have eaten one too many Heath bars on Halloween night. I can’t resist them. My kids have since safely hidden their candy stashes before I had a chance to sift through it.

Earlier today I got lucky and found a tiny pack of Swedish Fish. My 2nd favorite Halloween candy.

This cake is very easy to make. The trickiest part is toasting the coconut. You can’t get distracted and check your twitter or text your mom. No quick emails. Keep an eye on it and make sure it turns out this color. It could go from this perfectly toasted coconut to burnt coconut in a matter of minutes.

Every region in Italy has a different traditional recipe for it. Soft and moist in the middle, a ciambella is perfect for breakfast dipped in a hot cup of caffè latte. In the meantime, you must try this recipe. It is delicate and wonderful. Perfect the way we enjoyed it on another rainy afternoon.

Like they say in Italy: non tutte le ciambelle riescono col buco.  You win some and you lose some. Not every thing comes out as planned. pumpkin-coconut-cake-4
My love for pumpkin in sweet or savory recipes is great. I will be sharing some super yummy links on a new post coming up soon…so hang tight for a PUMPKIN PARTY!

In the meantime, you must try this delicious vegan pumpkin cake recipe. pumpkin-coconut-bread-2
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Pumpkin Coconut Bundt Cake-Ciambella di Zucca e Cocco
yields: approx 10 servings

3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon ground ginger
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 cup canola oil (or vegetable oil)
1 cup organic sugar
4 tbsp. flax meal
1/2 cup lukewarm water
1 cup almond milk
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
2 tsps. vanilla extract
1 15 oz. can pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin pie filling)
1 cup shredded sweetened coconut

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 F. Grease and flour a Bundt cake pan.

Spread shredded sweetened coconut on a baking sheet and bake until lightly toasted. Stir the coconut around or else it will toast too much on one side. Takes about 5-8 minutes to toast. Watch closely as it will burn quickly towards the end. When lightly toasted, set the coconut aside.

In a small bowl, add the almond milk (or regular milk)and apple cider vinegar. Let sit a minute. In a medium sized bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ginger, and cinnamon.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the oil and sugar together until fluffy.

Mix flax meal and water, let sit for one minute. Slowly add the flax seed mixture to the oil mixture. Whisk in the vanilla and and almond milk. Stir in the pumpkin puree.

Add the flour mixture 1/2 cup at a time to the wet ingredients. Stir well after each addition and scrape down the sides of the bowl while mixing.

Pour batter into prepared cake pan and bake for about an hour or until wooden skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.

After cake has cooled for about 1/2 an hour, turn it out of the pan and dig in! Smile

Hope you try this recipe and that you’re having a wonderful week! Thanks for stopping by.
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39 comments

  1. Oh the coconut in here looks delicious!

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  2. Can I nick-name this pumpkin love cake? It looks so delicious and sweet and moist! I love that it's vegan! I swore I'd never convert but you're making it seem so easy...

    I hope you've had a great week so far!

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  3. Moist and delicious! Beautifully paired with coconut. I love bundt cakes and this one i'll surely make :)

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  4. Oh my gosh, I love this one. I bet the pumpkin and the coconut go so well together.

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  5. Wow, that really looks good. I love coconut in cakes.

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  6. Gorgeous! Love all the ingredients in it! I do not like pumpkin desserts and now you made me like it. lol. Seems like it has been rainy lately in Florida so cranking up the oven makes perfect sense! :) Again you made vegan look attractive!

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  7. I love love this cake! The pumpkin and coconut go so well together!

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  8. It's an autumn beauty - and the coconut just gives it whimsy. We have too many snicker bars leftover... uh oh.

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  9. Loving all the pumpkin concoctions! Just whipped up a Chocolate-Pumpkin Bundt cake

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  10. Two of my favorite ingredients. Looks wonderful!

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  11. Great combination of flavor...Sounds perfect :)

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  12. You can really see how moist this bundt cake is and the toasted coconut makes for a delightful addition.

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  13. What a gorgeous cake, this looks so delicious!! :)

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  14. Pumpkin and toasted coconut ... what an interesting combination. I will definitely have to give this a try.

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  15. As my oldest daughter might say? 'Yummers' - and I would have to agree!

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  16. I love the combination of pumpkin and coconut... Yum! What a lovely cake!

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  17. Um, I would like a slice of this for breakfast, please. I'm sure the post office would understand. Well, you would probably have to send lots of slices so it could make it back to me with at least one bite for me to taste!

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  18. I agree, no need for frosting on this deliciousness! I love that you have combined coconut and pumpkin spice! I would have never thought to marry the two flavors, but I can see how it would work. I'll bet it was gone very quickly ;)!

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  19. I can't tell you how many times I've scorched coconut - too much multi-tasking! This cake looks gloriously moist and full of autumn flavors.

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  20. I love this! I've only toasted coconut a few times, but am always guilty of getting distracted. It's worth the extra attention in this cake...yum :)

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  21. Great recipe Lora. Bundt cakes are my all time favorites. Looks fantastic.

    xoxo
    Heather

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  22. That looks marvelous, Lora! The balance of flavors and textures (I adore coconut in cakes) is wonderful.

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  23. Oh Lora, this look absolutely fantastic..what a great combination, and photos are so tempting!
    Thank you for sharing and have a amazing weekend!

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  24. As moist as it is beautiful. pretty as a picture!

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  25. Wow this looks beautiful! I've never made Ciambella before but I def want to try now. Yum!

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  26. It's times like these when I truly wish my family liked coconut! I could probably eat the whole cake myself, but that probably not be in my best interest :) Fabulous dessert, Lora!

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  27. Coconut is like a magic word for me, anything with it, is a must love. Never had Ciambella but I love learning new recipes especially if they are sweet hihhi!
    malou

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  28. Mmmm we ate a ciambella in Italy last weekend (has it already been a week???) but yours looks so much more delicious, moister and I love pumpkin cakes! Perfect! And I love that expression... gotta use it now.

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  29. With coconut? love the idea! Sounds delicious!!

    Hugs

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  30. Your cake looks so moist and delicious! But how could it not be delicious, so full of pumpkin, spices and coconut? I wish I had a slice right now. :)

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  31. Una belleza exquisita me encanta ,luce esponjoso y húmedo,abrazos grandes hugs,hugs.

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  32. Looks lovely and moist!! I haven't made a bundt cake in awhile now. I will have to try this recipe out! :)

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  33. Looks wonderfully moist and delicious...love the toasted coconut :)

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  34. I've said it before and this won't be the last, but I LOVE PUMPKIN.

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  35. This sounds sooooo good! I've got to try for sure.

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  36. This is great, the cake looks so moist, and I've never thought of pairing pumpkin with coconut, but it sounds perfect.

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