Autumn Cake

    7 hours 40 minutes

    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.

    38 people made this

    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


    Wonderful pumpkin recipe. I made 12 big muffins and used muffin liners instead of making the loaf. I baked for 25 minutes and they were perfect. I like to freeze them and then thaw one out at a time so I can bring them to work for lunch. I didn't add the extra nuts on top or put the glaze on them either and I didn't even miss it. Taste best when heated.  -  08 Nov 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This was really good. It was easy to make, and we really enjoyed it. I've made it a couple of times now, and one of them I substituted the chocolate chips with raisins. Very yummy that way too. Made the house smell wonderful!  -  30 Oct 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)