Pumpkin cake recipe

Pumpkin cake recipe
Serves 15
Prep time 30 minutes
Cook time 1 hour
Total time 1 hour, 30 minutes
Meal type Dessert
Allergy list Egg, Milk, Wheat
Misc Child Friendly, Freezable, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold
Occasion Casual Party, Halloween
Description A moist cake (similar to carrot cake) that everyone will love - ideal for Halloween!
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Step 1

Line a 30 x 20cm baking tin with baking paper

Step 2

Put the flour, sugar, spice, bicarbonate of soda, sultanas and salt into a large bowl and stir to combine.

Step 3

Beat the eggs into the melted butter (200g), stir in the orange zest and juice.

Mix with the dry ingredients till combined.

Stir in the pumpkin.

Step 4

Pumpkin cake mixture

Set the oven to 180C / 365F.

Pour the mixture into the tin and bake for 30 mins

Step 5

To make the Frosting:

Beat together the butter (85g), cheese, icing sugar, orange zest and 1 tablespoon of the orange juice until it is smooth and creamy, then set aside in the fridge.

Step 6

When the cake is has cooked, cool for 5 mins then turn it onto a cooling rack.

Prick it all over with a skewer, then (while still warm) drizzle the rest of the orange juice onto it.

Leave to cool completely.

Step 7

If you want, you can trim the edges of the cake for presentation.

Spread the frosting over the top of the cake.

If storing in a fridge, remove 30 minutes before serving.

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