Saturday, 18 October 2008

Pumpkin Cake

(Picture from Google)

Pumpkin Cake is almost like Carrot cake but a little more spicy and one of my favorites, ever since i made it last year out of the pulp left over from the Halloween carving that Sage and myself do at Halloween.. Normally i don't make anything with the flesh, as we both don't like Pumpkin, but i discovered this recipe in an Asda Magazine and thought i would give it a go, best thing i ever did, and i will therefore be making this again this year and now it will become a tradition within our family...

Heres the recipe for you in case your intreasted..

  • 300g plain flour
  • 2tsp baking powder
  • 1tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 125g butter
  • 275g soft brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 300g pumpkin, pureed
  • 75g currents
  • 75g walnuts, crushed
  • 3tbsp milk

For the icing

  • 100g butter
  • 200g icing sugar
  • 2tbsp orange juicegrated
  • zest of 1 orange

Pre heat the oven to 180C/ gas 4

Grease two cake tins and sift together the spices, flour, baking powder..

Beat the sugar and the butter together until light and fluffy, add the eggs, one at a time and beat adding 1tbsp of flour with the last egg.

fold in the remaining flour, pumpkin, currents and walnuts, and then pour into the cake tins and bake for about 40 minutes.

To make the icing beat the butter, icing sugar and orange juice together in a bowl until fluffy add some of the zest leaving some to decorate the cake after..

Use the cream to sandwich the cake together and use the rest to spread of top, adding the rest of the zest for decoration and enjoy..

Enjoy and please let me know, if like me, your not a fan of Pumpkin but love this cake...

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