Elden Trails Bed and Breakfast
Pumpkinseed Cake (Jeff Smedstad, Elote Cafe): Breakfast-Brunch
Prep time:one hour
1 lb one stick unsalted butter at room temperature
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
1 cup half and half
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups ground raw, unsalted pumpkinseeds
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
berries and ice cream for garnish
Preheat oven to 350 and butter a 9 inch cake pan.
Cream the butter and sugars with the vanilla until light and fluffy.
Add the eggs one at a time until fully incorporated then stir in half and half, flour, pumpkin seeds, salt, and baking powder until just mixed.
Pour into the prepared cake pan and bake for about 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted com,es out clean. Cool, unmold, and serve with berries and ice cream. Homemade Vanilla Bean is Jeff's favorite.