8ozunsweetened chocolateI used 2 baking bars - Ghirardelli 100% Cacao
Optional, but highly recommended toppings
coconut cream*or vegan ice cream
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and prep your 8 in spring form pan with parchment paper (just cut out a circle of parchment paper and lay it on the bottom of the pan) and grease the pan, including the sides, with cooking spray. Place the spring form pan onto a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat.*
Place cocoa powder, brown sugar, pumpkin, maple syrup, vanilla, and salt in a large bowl. Set aside.
Melt the baking chocolate and coconut oil together in a saucepan over low heat, stirring until completely melted.
Combine the melted chocolate/oil with the cocoa/sugar/pumpkin, etc. mixture.
Whisk well until fully combine.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
Smooth the top with a spatula.
Bake in preheated oven for about 60 minutes.
Allow to cool in the pan for 15 minutes, then remove the sides of the springform, and allow to cool completely before wrapping in saran wrap and placing in the fridge overnight to firm up.
Once firm, serve immediately with a dusting of powdered sugar, raspberries, coconut cream, etc.
*My cake dripped a bit, so I put it on the silicone lined baking sheet to catch the drips.