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Perfect Pumpkin Tea Cake

Perfect Pumpkin Tea Cake

Delightfully moist and packed with pumpkin, this tea cake has a deep fall flavor that isn't overpowering.  Hojicha powder is the secret ingredient for a malty, toasted base and we added just a bit of Roast Chai with hints of coriander, cinnamon and clove. Perfectly seasoned with tea, and perfect to serve with a cup of tea, the subtle spicing lets the pumpkin take center stage. It comes together easily and uses the whole can of pumpkin. You can make it in a tube pan or make mini-loaves as we did here. Every bite is an indulgence, you would never guess it's gluten free.

Preparation

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, hojicha powder and Roast Chai. Set aside

Cream the butter on medium-high speed in the bowl of a stand mixer using the paddle attachment. Beat until it is light and creamy, about 2-3 minutes.

Lower the speed to medium-low and add the eggs, one at a time, mixing until they are just incorporated. Then add the vanilla.

Reduce the mixer speed to low and alternately add the flour mixture and pumpkin- beginning and ending with the flour mixture.

Spray a tube pan or 4 mini loaf pans with pan spray and transfer the batter into the pan(s).

Bake for 55-60 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.

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Chai - Roast
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Perfect Pumpkin Tea Cake

| Desserts, Tea & Chai

Delightfully moist and packed with pumpkin, this tea cake has a deep fall flavor that isn't overpowering.  Hojicha powder is the secret ingredient for a malty, toasted base and we added just a bit of Roast Chai with hints of coriander, cinnamon and clove. Perfectly seasoned with tea, and perfect to serve with a cup of tea, the subtle spicing lets the pumpkin take center stage. It comes together easily and uses the whole can of pumpkin. You can make it in a tube pan or make mini-loaves as we did here. Every bite is an indulgence, you would never guess it's gluten free.

Amanda Bevill