Pumpkin Chai Spiced Mug Cake

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When in a pinch for a delicious, moist and quick dessert try a mug cake! It only takes a few of ingredients and can be ‘baked’ in literally one minute!

For a Thanksgiving themed mug cake, I used Arvinda’s Chai Masala and pureed pumpkin. The touch of turmeric in the batter lends a nice pumpkin-like hue to the cake.

To add a level of indulgence, consider adding a dollop of whip cream as a garnish! Happy Thanksgiving!


PUMPKIN CHAI SPICED MUG CAKE ~ vegan

Method of Preparation:

1) Place ingredients in a heat proof mug. Mix well.

2) Microwave on high heat for 1 minute or longer until cooked. Allow to rest a few minutes before serving.

Ingredients:

1/4 CUP unbleached all purpose flour

1/4 CUP pureed pumpkin

3 TBSP. almond milk (OR milk of choice)

2 TBSP. avocado oil (OR oil of choice)

2 TBSP. raw cane sugar OR coconut sugar

2 TBSP. raisins

3/4 TSP. ARVINDA’S CHAI MASALA

1/4 TSP. baking powder

1/4 TSP. pure vanilla extract

1/8 TSP. turmeric powder

pinch sea salt

GARAM MASALA SPICED HOLIDAY CAKE

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Not only amazing in this cake, try garam masala in your spiced holiday cookies, fruit cake and my favourite – hot chocolate!

The savoury Indian spice blend really compliments any sweet or dessert containing fruit, rum or dark chocolate. Think of how salted caramel or dark chocolate with chili works so well together, it’s a similar combination.

This Garam Masala Spiced Holiday Cake makes a great hostess gift or can be served at your next Christmas or holiday dinner party. The recipe makes enough for a bundt pan with a little batter leftover, which I easily popped into a parchment-lined loaf pan.


GARAM MASALA SPICED HOLIDAY CAKE

Method of Preparation:

1) Grease a bundt pan. There will be leftover batter—in that case, set aside a loaf pan as well. Preheat oven to 325F.

2) In a large bowl, cream butter with sugar. Beat in eggs. Add vanilla.

3) In a separate bowl sift together flour, cocoa, ARVINDA'S GARAM MASALA, baking powder and baking soda. Fold into wet ingredients. Add soaked raisins.

4) Mix in milk. Fold in yogurt. Pour batter into cake pans.

5) Bake in oven for 45 minutes. Insert a knife into middle of cake and if it comes out clean remove from oven. Bake until fully cooked.

Ingredients:
½ CUP butter, softened
1 CUP sugar (or jaggery)
2 eggs
1 TSP. vanilla
1 ¾ CUP flour
2 TBSP. cocoa powder
2 TBSP. ARVINDA'S GARAM MASALA
1 TSP. baking powder
1 TSP. baking soda
½ CUP golden raisins, soaked in 2 tbsp. amaretto or spiced rum
¾ CUP milk
¼ CUP yogurt
¼ CUP dates (to garnish on top of loaf pan)