246 gms all-purpose flour

    4.5 gms baking soda

    1 gm salt

    2.5 gms cinnamon powder

    121 gms sugar

    80 gms brown sugar

    300 gms kabocha puree ( or canned pumpkin puree)

    144 gms apple sauce

    140 gms corn oil

    40 gms dried cranberry

    35 gms pumpkin seed

    For miso Ice cream

    198 gms coconut cream

    55 gms maple syrup

    19 gms miso paste

    For maple cream

    150 gms coconut cream

    33 gms maple syrup

    For cranberry compote

    235 gms dried cranberry

    225 gms cranberry juice

    68 gms sugar

    Juice and zest from 1 orange

    13 gms cornstarch

    15 gms water

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Ingredient Substitution Guide



1. Combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon powder, sugar and brown sugar in a stand mixture.

2. Using the paddle attachment mix at a low setting for 30 seconds.

3. Stop the mixer and add the kabocha puree, apple sauce, dried cranberries and pumpkin seeds. Mix on low speed until all ingredients are combined.

4. While the mixer is running slowly add the corn oil until it is all mixed in.

5. Add the batter to an oiled pound cake pan and bake at 162 degrees Celsius for 50 min. Check the inside with a wooden stick to see if it is done.

6. Let the cake cool and unmould once it reaches room temperature.

To make the kabocha puree

1. Peel the kabocha squash

2. Steam at 95 degree Celsius for 30 minutes until soft.

3. Use a food processor to blend until smooth. Once blended strain through a fine mesh sieve.

To make miso ice cream 

1. Using a blender, combine all ingredient together and blend until smooth. Strain through a fine mesh sieve.

2. Add the mixture to an ice cream machine and mix until the mixture becomes ice cream.

3. Remove and store in the freezer.

To make maple cream 

1. Combine ingredients in a bowl and mix until well incorporated. Add to a siphon and charge with 2 chargers. Store in the refrigerator.

To make cranberry compote

1. In a sauce pan add all ingredients and cook over medium heat constantly stirring until mixture starts to boil.

2. Lower the heat to low and simmer until cranberries soften

3. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.

4. Once at room temperature store in the refrigerator until ready to use.

To plate: Place 1 slice of kabocha cake, cranberry compote, maple cream, miso ice cream. For this recipe just have fun. Layer all the ingredients any way you like and enjoy!

This article was first published in November, 2021.