Pumpkin Gingerbread with Spiced Buttercream

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Good afternoon!

I’ve been a busy girl… ;)

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Finally a moment to blog! You will see why tomorrow, I promise. :)

First up, I wanted to say a huge thank you to those of you who voted for me in the Project Food Blog Challenge #2!!!

I am absolutely shocked to say this, but I was chosen as ‘Reader’s Choice’ for Challenge #2. Thank you times a million. You don’t know how much this means to me! You consistently prove to me what amazingly supportive and caring readers you are and I love ya.

I advanced to Challenge #3 which is to throw a lavish dinner party. It is due tomorrow.

Yes, tomorrow!!!!

They don’t mess around with the turnaround.

Luckily, I have been planning and plotting and scheming all week. Muhauhaha. And of course, inserting evil witch cackles when necessary.

When you see my post tomorrow, it will all become clear. Either that, or I am going to burn down the house in the process. It could go either way.

Back to the gingerbread for now though…

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Mmmmm. Yummy.

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Vegan never looked this sexy!

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Pumpkin Gingerbread with Spiced Buttercream

Inspired by Fat Free Vegan.

Print this recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 3 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil (or canola), softened
  • 1/4 cup blackstrap molasses
  • Chia egg (1 tbsp chia + 3 tbsp water)
  • 1 2/3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice (OR 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp nutmeg, 1/2 tsp ginger)
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 th tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup toasted chopped walnuts

 

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a regular sized loaf pan with parchment paper and lightly oil on top. Toast the walnuts on a baking sheet for about 10-12 minutes until golden. Remove from oven and set aside. Combine the following ingredients (pumpkin, maple syrup, sugar, coconut oil, molasses, chia egg) in a medium-sized mixing bowl and blend well. In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Add the wet mixture to the dry, and stir well. Stir in the toasted nuts. Pour the batter into the pan, smooth out with wet spoon, and bake for 50-60 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool before removing from pan. While it is baking, make your spiced buttercream frosting (see below). Serves eight 1-inch slices.

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Spiced Buttercream Frosting

Buttery, sweet, fluffy, spicy…and vegan to boot! The perfect Fall-spiced frosting.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Earth Balance Butter Stick, softened
  • 1 3/4 cup icing sugar (aka: confectioner’s sugar)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice (yes, a full tablespoon!)
  • 1 tbsp almond milk (as needed to thin out to desired consistency)

 

Directions: Whip the Earth Balance with a mixer until smooth. Now add half of the icing sugar and blend well, stopping to scrape the side of bowl as needed. Now add in the vanilla, pumpkin pie spice, and almond milk (if needed). Mix well. Add in the remaining icing sugar and blend for several minutes, stopping to scrape the sides of the bowl. Once the Gingerbread has fully cooled, spread on the icing using a wet spatula.

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This frosting is killer.

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I have been dying to inhale this Gingerbread!!!! But alas, it is for the dinner party.

I did manage to sneak one heel of the bread (with leftover buttercream) and it was outrageously good.

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The spiced buttercream makes this bread.

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Major Yikes:

I’ve got 45 minutes until my guests arrive and lots left to prepare! I better get a move on. ;)

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Here goes nothing…

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Crystal October 2, 2010

Congrats!! I am looking forward to your dinner post. :) The gingerbread looks amazing!

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Bethany @ More Fruit Please October 2, 2010

I’m pretty sure you could just serve the gingerbread to your guests and call the dinner party a success! Good luck!!

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Katie October 2, 2010

Hi Angela, I was just wondering how big your loaf pan is.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 2, 2010

hrmmm. I’ll get back to you on this!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 2, 2010

its 6 inches by 9 inches :)

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Andrea Murray October 2, 2010

you’ll rock it.. I have no doubt!

Running my first 1/2 marathon tonight. I have VOO in the fridge waiting for me to get home : )

Can’t wait to see your recipes

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 2, 2010

Goodluck !

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Lesley Lifting Life October 2, 2010

Okay, so those look so stinkin’ good! ha, I’d love to be one of your dinner guests.

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Freya October 2, 2010

I’m so glad you won the reader’s choice – noone is more deserving!!
The gingerbread looks so professional; anyone would think you had your own bakery :p
Good luck!

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Gillian October 2, 2010

You tease!! Wish i was there!! Have a great night! xo

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Lisa October 2, 2010

That looks so amazing!

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Holly @ couchpotatoathlete October 2, 2010

This looks fabulous :)

The icing kind of looks like ice cream (like Dairy Queen ice cream cake layers) — which is totally a good thing. I will have to try this!

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Sarah October 2, 2010

There might not be enough frosting on that bread ; )
Certainly the sexiest banana bread I’ve ever seen, vegan or not.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 2, 2010

I knew it needed more frosting! LOL

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Rachel S October 2, 2010

This recipe looks amazing! I am obsessed with pumpkin, gingerbread, and buttercream, so this is a great way to have them all at once! I’m definitely going have to make this.
Excited to see how the dinner party goes!

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Maria @ runningcupcake October 2, 2010

WOwo that gingerbread looks good. Gingerbread in general is one of the best foods there is. I think if your guests only had that then they would be in heaven!

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Katheryn October 2, 2010

The gingerbread looks amazing! I will definitely be making this tomorrow. Thanks for the recipe!

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hippierunner October 2, 2010

I am insanely jealous of all your dinner guests! I can only imagine how amazing the food will be! Hope it’s a lovely evening! :)

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lisasfoods October 2, 2010

First, congrats on your Project Food Blog news. Your post with that French pastry was beautiful.

Second, that gingerbread sounds amazing. I haven’t been ready to fully embrace fall just yet (I was on vacation in Florida only a week ago), but I think I’m ready to buy some pumpkin and try out a cake like this.

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Cynthia Crowsen October 2, 2010

Oh wow that looks amazing. I need to find an icing sugar substitute that isn’t can sugar and it’s mine!

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AGS October 5, 2010

You could try a cheam cheese type frosting and use honey or maple syrup in place of the sugar. My aunt makes frosting from cheam cheese (you can use vegan) or strained yogurt simply mixed with some maple syrup for these types of cake toppings. I happen to like it better than butter cream. . .

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Bridget October 2, 2010

Yay! I’m sooo glad you are the reader’s choice. You deserve it!

That ginger bread looks decadent, and the pictures show such amazing details (especially in the frosting hehe). I wish the smell of it could be transported through my computer screen ;) I looooove the smell of fresh baked goods

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Mary @ Bites and Bliss October 2, 2010

Oh my gosh oh my gosh that looks incredible!! I love gingerbread but I’ve never had *actual* gingerbread..always in cookie form. Thanks for sharing!

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Alyson @ Your Nourished Life Blog October 2, 2010

Oh wow, the bread looks fantastic alone.. but that buttercream.. good luck with your dinner!

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Danielle October 2, 2010

You need to write a cookbook!! :D

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Ellen@FirednFabulous October 2, 2010

Omgaaaa I’ve never wanted to lick a whisk so badly in my life! Delish! Best of luck with the dinner party :)

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Marie @ quarterlife quandary October 2, 2010

Yay! Congrats!!!! I cannot wait to see how it all turns out. That gingerbread looks a.m.a.z.i.n.g!!!!!

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stacey-healthylife October 2, 2010

Your little tarts deserved to be readers choice, they were amazing. That buttercream frosting, wow that looks fantastic. You should win the contest, you deserve it. I too was entered but am not preceding on. I fully support you and all your efforts. Best of luck.

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Nicole (Picky Nicky) October 2, 2010

You never cease to amaze!
I can’t wait to hear about how the dinner goes :)

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Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) October 2, 2010

Oh you look like such a HOTTIE Betty Crocker in your kitchen in that last pic…I love it! :)

“They don’t mess around with the turnaround.”–It feels like college where your quiz is Wed and your paper is due Thurs and your final is on Friday. This is why Im glad I graduated and also glad I am not doing the challenge LOL

Buttercream frosting is like my Kryptonite. Omg holy moly I LOVE the stuff! Your version looks to die for omg.

The whole recipe does actually. But really, just give me frosting and I will be so happy!!

:)

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Krystina October 2, 2010

You seriously need your own bakery.

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Chelsea at Striking Balance October 2, 2010

Yum that gingerbread looks great. I just saved this page so I can make it soon :)

Good luck on your dinner party! I’m not sure how it could go wrong with you cooking!

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Maureen October 2, 2010

This looks amazing, is there a way to make it gluten free?

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Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin October 2, 2010

I just realized that I’ve never had actual gingerbread before! Gingerbread cookies, yes, but gingerbread, no. That is definitely something I need to try this fall!

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Devon October 2, 2010

OK, Angela, you are my new best friend. Pumpkin AND gingerbread?!?! Yow!!!! Can’t wait to try it, and I actually have everything to make it (though the last time I tried a chia egg it did not go well…hmm. I’m too chicken to try again).

YUM and thanks!!!

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Krista (kristastes) October 2, 2010

Two words:

AMEN, sister!

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Krista (kristastes) October 2, 2010

Two words:

AMEN, sister!

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Jessica@tastyandtrim October 2, 2010

Oh my gosh, that pumpkin gingerbread looks amazing! You create the most delicious-looking foods. Everytime I read your posts I get hungry :)

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Danielle October 2, 2010

Hi Angela,

That looks delicious! I just wanted to tell you I ran my first 10k today and beat my personal goal time of 1:20. I finished around 1:19 and feel awesome! Thanks for motivating me to start running and taking it seriously. :)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) October 2, 2010

WOW congrats Danielle!!!! You rocked it :)

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Lauren October 2, 2010

Wow. That frosting looks incredible. I am seriously motivated to go to the grocery store this very minute and make it!

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christina cadden October 2, 2010

That looks delicious! I can not wait to see photos from your party and congrats on your success with food challenges!

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Ellen @ Undercover Runner Eats October 2, 2010

That cake + frosting looks amazing! I can’t wait to actually get baking supplies and make it! But it will probably be closer to Christmas before that ends up happening…

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Tanya October 2, 2010

Congrats on the Readers’ Choice! And this pumpkin gingerbread looks absolutely amazing. I have to make it for Thanks giving now…..looks perfect for the occasion :) Well ok, I might have to make it sooner if I can’t wait that long to eat some!

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Lana October 2, 2010

OMG! You never cease to amaze me! That look phenomenal!!!

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Katie October 2, 2010

OK, I have a pumpkin gingerbread recipe that I love and make every single month in the fall….but I never thought to top it with buttercream. I fear this is going to mean I will be baking it far more often! :)

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