• Cameron Lamb

‘Spiced Pumpkin Latte’ Bundt Cakes


Makes 6 mini Bundt cakes - for these I used Heritage Bundtlette tin from Nordic Ware

Ingredients

For the Sponge

130ml Vegetable Oil

120g Plain Flour

1/2 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda

1 tsp Ground Cinnnamon

1/2 tsp Ground Ginger

1/4 tsp Ground Nutmeg

1 tsp Vanilla Bean Paste

Pinch of Salt

165g Golden Caster Sugar

70g Egg

150g Grated Pumpkin

40g Roasted Pecans (Chopped)

For the Coffee Ganache


165ml Whipping Cream

5g Glucose

5g Honey

80g White Chocolate

15g Coffee Beans

15ml Strong Freshly Brewed Espresso

Pecan Praline Paste

100g Pecan Nuts

70g Caster Sugar

1/4 tsp Salt

Method:

Coffee ganache

The day before you want to make the Bundts, place the coffee beans in the whipping cream and leave to infuse in the fridge overnight.

The next day, remove the coffee beans and place 45g of the whipping cream in a saucepan along with the glucose, honey & espresso. Heat gently until the glucose and honey has melted.

Meanwhile melt the white chocolate in a microwave, or in a bowl over barely simmering water.

Once melted, add the warm cream mixture to the chocolate. This should be done gradually in 3 to 4 parts mixing after each addition.

Stir in the remaining 120g of cold cream, and place in the fridge for a minimum of 2 hours.

Pecan Praline Paste

Place the sugar in a pan over a medium heat until golden brown.

Once you have a golden caramel, remove from the heat and stir in the pecans. Be careful as the caramel will be very hot!

Tip out onto a tray and leave to cool. When cooled, place the pecan caramel mix into a food processor and blitz until a smooth paste forms. This will take at least 10 minutes, add the salt and set aside.

Pumpkin sponge

Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees C or 160 fan.

Sift together the flour with the spices, bicarbonate of soda and salt.

Mix together all the ingredients, except the pumpkin and pecans, once the mixture is well combined then stir in the pumpkin and pecans.

Fill your Bundt moulds 3/4 full and place in the oven and bake for 20 mins, or until an inserted skewer comes out clean.

Leave to cool for a little while before turning out, taking care as these are very delicate sponges.

Assembly

Once the cakes are cool, and you’re ready to serve, place some of the pecan praline at the bottom of the hole in the middle, and fill to half way up.

Remove the ganache from the fridge. Use a hand whisk or a free standing mixer to whisk the ganache to soft peaks. Place the whipped ganache in a piping bag and pipe a generous amount on top of the praline.





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