walking on a wire (boyknife) wrote in vegancooking,
walking on a wire

carrot cake + pumpkin?

two questions!

1. how well does canned pumpkin work as a substitute for oil in a cake recipe?
2. would carrot cake + pumpkin even taste good (ie would the pumpkin be noticeable)?

i'm about to make my birthday cake but i don't have any oil! was just wondering if using canned pumpkin would ruin it..

here's the

Spicy Carrot Cake

1/3 cup boiling water
2 cups shredded carrots
2 cups all-purpose flour
1.5 cups sugar
1 1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cloves
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs (i usually use flax 'eggs')
1 tsp vanilla

Pour boiling water over carrots. Heat oven to 350F and beat all ingredients (including carrots and water) on medium speed. Pour into pan and bake for about 45-50 minutes.
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