A new chocolate recipe on pastry Workshop should never surprise you – it surprises me instead and I’m not kidding. What I mean is that this cake wasn’t planned at all, but I really wanted a chocolate dessert to cheer me up so I mixed this up quickly – funny thing is I didn’t get the chance to taste it as I ended up sending it to my cousin for his birthday. I heard he and his guests totally loved it and I couldn’t be happier I managed to make his day brighter.
Fall flavors are taking over, but I’m trying not to go too wild with just pumpkin and pumpkin spice. I whipped up this variation on traditional hummus with a little back-kick of sweetness from butternut squash. The trick is that you actually can totally sub in pumpkin or sweet potato since you’ll get a really similar taste and consistency with any of them. But I chose the squash this time around, and I did not regret it.