orange ginger breakfast cake

A friend learning English recently asked, “What is the difference between a muffin and cupcake?”

Good question. I do not know. Does a muffin become a cupcake when you ice it or maybe a cupcake becomes a muffin when the icing is scraped off. In any case, the boundary between the two isn’t clear. Since I loathe cleaning out muffin tins and don’t care so much for using the paper wrappers, I often do my muffins in a cake pan. Easier clean up and I like feeling naughty having a square shaped muffin that looks suspiciously like cake for breakfast.

This one could swing either way between being breakfast or dessert.

orange ginger breakfast cake

  • 2 Tbsp ground flax seed
  • 3 Tbsp water
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 large unpeeled orange, well washed, cut into eight wedges and seeded
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • t Tbsp lemon juice mixed with 3/4 cup nondairy milk to make butter’milk’
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped candied ginger


  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 brown sugar

Whisk together flax seeds and water. Place in fridge to chill for 10 – 15 mins.

Mix together the topping ingredients into a small bowl and set aside.

Mix together next 7 ingredients into a large bowl.

Add the orange, pumpkin, butter’milk’, canola oil, and flax seed mixture into a food processor and process until smooth.

Pour the orange mixture into the dry ingredients and add the candied ginger. Stir just until moist.

Pour batter into a greased 9″ x 9″ cake pan and evenly spring the topping ingredients.

Bake at 350F for 45 – 60 mins or until the middle springs back when tapped or a fork comes out clean.

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This entry was published on March 21, 2013 at 12:51 pm and is filed under Breakfast, Recipes, Sweets and Desserts, Vegan?!. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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