Autumn Cake

Autumn Cake


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A beautiful cake to make in autumn with pumpkin and spices. It's a great change from a plain chocolate cake and fills the house with a lovely aroma while cooking.


Serves: 12 

  • 1 3/4 cups (220g) plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 125g butter
  • 1 cup (220g) white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup cooked pureed pumpkin
  • 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup icing sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons thickened cream

Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:1hour10min  ›  Extra time:6hours cooling  ›  Ready in:7hours40min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour a loaf tin. In a medium bowl mix flour, bicarb soda, salt, 3/4 teaspoon nutmeg, ginger and cloves. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs. Add flour mixture alternately with pumpkin. Stir in chocolate chips and 1/2 cup of the walnuts. Pour batter into loaf tin. Sprinkle remaining nuts on top.
  3. To make the glaze: In a medium bowl combine icing sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon. Mix and add 1 to 2 teaspoons cream until it reaches drizzling consistency.
  4. Bake for 65 to 70 minutes or until toothpick inserted into centre of cake comes out clean. While still warm drizzle with glaze. Cool for 6 hours before serving.

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This cake is wonderfully soft and spicy and the chocolate chips are like little jewels. I replaced the cloves with cinnamon because of personal preference but this cake is just lovely. It really does taste like Autumn - 18 Apr 2012

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