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Pepita Bundt Cake with Spelt and Buckwheat

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A pepita, which gets its name from the Spanish word for "little seed of squash" is harvested from specific hulless pumpkin variety, known as Styrian pumpkin, which was developed in the province of Styria in Austria. Any other variety of pumpkin produces a hulled seed that’s slightly fibrous and less tender. Both pumpkin seeds and pepitas are packed with a ton of nutrients. Pepitas are a good source of healthy fats and make for a tasty snack.
You can always substitute pepitas for pumpkin seeds, but it’s best to only substitute pumpkin seeds for recipes that call for pepitas as a garnish. So you wouldn’t want to use regular pumpkin seeds to make this cake or pepita pesto recipe, but when it comes to using them as a garnish for the soup Feel free to swap away.

  • 4 Large eggs, at room-temperature
  • 200 g Powdered sugar
  • 125 ml Pumpkin seed oil
  • 125 ml Sparkling water
  • A pinch of salt
  • 230 g White spelt flour
  • 60 g Buckwheat flour
  • 8 g Baking powder
  • 100 g Pepitas, toasted
  1. Thoroughly grease a standard-size bundt cake pan with lard or butter. Then take a spoonful of flour and lightly dust the greased pan. Shake off any excess flour. Set aside. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F.
  2. Beat egg yolks and powdered sugar in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add in pumpkin seed oil, sparkling water and salt. Continue to whip until combined.
  3. Whisk the spelt, buckwhweat, baking powder and pepitas together. Add the mixture into the egg yolk mixture. Fold to combine.
  4. Beat the egg white until the glossy stiff peaks form. Add the egg whites to the batter and fold to combine. Spread the batter to the prepared pan and smooth the surface.
  5. Bake in the middle of the hot oven for about 50-60 minutes until a skewer inserted into centre comes out clean.
  6. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes and turn out on a wire rack to cool completely. Dust with powdered sugar if desired.

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Tom 22/12/21 00:58 looks gorgeous!

savorthebest 22/12/21 04:41

This would make a great cake for tea time. It sounds delicious

babYpose 22/12/21 06:59

Looks so delicious. Love how you take the photo, nice.

Nancy Chan 22/12/21 09:13

Beautiful. It is now tea time!

Rose world 22/12/21 09:59

Never taste pepita before. Sure looked lovely and tasty. Great for the festive season.

eileeninmd 22/12/21 11:00

Hello Angie,
Your bundt cake looks delicious. Thanks for sharing!
Take care, have a great day!

Marianela Beauty Tips 22/12/21 12:27

It looks delicious. Thanks for sharing that recipe.
I hope you'll visit my last post soon. Have a nice day!

New Classic r 22/12/21 13:16

Thank you again Angie for totally unique recipe. And, all, for explaining exactly what a peptic is and its use.

DEZMOND 22/12/21 13:26

Very festive and very healthy. What kind of flavour does it have, since I've noticed there is no vanilla nor any other flavour enhancer in it.

kathyinozarks 22/12/21 13:55

Good morning Delicious looking cake

[Reply] 22/12/21 14:42

I love the way you garnished the cake, so pretty!!

Angie's Recipes 22/12/21 15:18

@DEZMOND Go get some pepita oil to try!

DEZMOND 22/12/21 15:47

@Angie's RecipesWe do not have it here, but I do use pumpkin seeds and also pumpkin seed flour on a daily basis as it is very good for us men. I am currently using flax seed oil for my salads, but I will replace it soon with something else as I did not like it much.

Ben | Havocinthekitchen 22/12/21 16:57

This bundt cake looks so beautiful and festive! I love the use of buckwheat flour and pepitas - must be delicious. Happy holidays! :)

Choclette 22/12/21 20:51

I didn't know that about pepitas. I just thought they were another name for pumpkin seeds. I love your site Angie, I always come away with some gem. Your bundt looks super pretty too.

I hope you have a Happy Christmas.

Choclette x

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 23/12/21 12:58

Gorgeous and so festive!! I love the idea of adding some crunch with the pepitas! So yummy. Merry Christmas, my friend! XOXO

Yvonne @ Fiction Books Reviews 23/12/21 12:59

This sounds like something completely different and new to me, it's intriguing!

I am so pleased that you explained about pepita, although I still needed to double check what a bundt cake was (shows you how often I DON'T bake!)

What kind of texture do you get with this cake? only it looks as though it is quite firm and dry!

Thanks for sharing and Happy Holidays :)

Mijú 23/12/21 15:13

Se ha quedado fenomenal :-)))
las pipas de calabaza una delicia.
1 saludito

Jeff the Chef 23/12/21 15:48

Thanks for the info. And also thanks for this bread recipe! I'll bet it would be fantastic to serve on Chirstmas morning.

Angie's Recipes 23/12/21 15:59

@Yvonne @ Fiction Books Reviews It has a very soft and tender texture thanks to the use of eggs, sugar and pepita oil, firmer than foam cakes though. You too have a wonderful holiday, Yvonne!

bread&salt 23/12/21 20:07

Looks very healthy Dear Angie! Pumpkin seeds are very common here but i am not sure where i find pumpkin seeds oil here. Can we use other oil instead of it. I am sure this cake must be so delicious.

Josiah - DIY Thrill 23/12/21 20:44

This bundt cake is the perfect holiday treat, thanks for sharing!

tigerfish 23/12/21 22:27

Did not know pepitas is from a specific variety of pumpkin, now I know. Over here, think these words pepitas and pumpkin seeds are used interchangeably to mean the same thing. Love both anyway.

Merry Christmas, happy holidays to you and your family :)

Pedro 24/12/21 10:43

Nice and delicious! Looks tender and full of flavor
Season’s greetings!!!

David 24/12/21 20:08

Angie, A pepita Bundt cake...another luscious looking creation from your kitchen! Very creative indeed... Merry Christmas! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

foodtravelandwine 25/12/21 02:18

It looks so soft and tender!!....I love it.....perfect for a morning coffee.....Frohe Weihnachten und ein glückliches neues Jahr 2022!.....Abrazotes, Marcela

Stefania 25/12/21 09:42

Tantissimi auguri di Buon Natale.

Karen (Back Road Journal) 25/12/21 15:12

I just bought some pumpkin seed oil from Austria. Now I have a great way to use some of it. Merry Christmas

Maria Grazia Ferrarazzo Maineri 25/12/21 23:36

A delicious Christmas with a perfect Bundt Cake. Happy Holidays, Angie!

shirleysimplerecipe 26/12/21 08:50

Hi! Angie, so delicious 😁. Happy Holidays 🎄!

Eva Taylor 26/12/21 13:23

Thanks for the info on pumpkin seeds and peppitas, very interesting. The cake looks wonderful, a lovely treat for this time of year.

My name is Erika. 26/12/21 15:36

That cake not only sounds like it tastes good, but you photographed it beautifully. You added a nice festive touch! Hope you had a lovely holiday. Hugs-Erika

Federica Simoni 26/12/21 18:29

Che meraviglia complimenti! Tanti auguri di Buone Feste!

The Yum List 27/12/21 02:32

Gosh, you presented it so beautifully.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 29/12/21 23:49

I love pepitas and use them in my granola recipe! What a beautiful savory bundt cake!


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