Spicy Pumpkin Cake

    1 hour 20 minutes

    I promise your kids will never know there's pumpkin in this delicious spice cake. Cream cheese icing is good with this.

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    Serves: 16 

    • 1 1/4 cups (225g) shortening, such as butter or margarine
    • 2 eggs, beaten
    • 1 cup (220g) packed brown sugar
    • 1 1/4 cups (250g) white sugar
    • 425g cooked pureed pumpkin
    • 3 cups (375g) plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons bicarb soda
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 3 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 1/2 cup (55g) chopped pecans

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour20min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour a ring tin. Sift together the flour, bicarb soda, salt cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and ginger. Set aside.
    2. In a large bowl, cream together the shortening, eggs, brown sugar and white sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the pumpkin puree. Beat in the flour mixture. Stir in the chopped pecans. Pour batter into prepared tin.
    3. Bake in the preheated oven for 60 to 65 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Let cool in tin for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.

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    After the kids got over the fact that it was pumpkin. It seemed to vanish after that. Thanks for sharing this recipe.  -  26 Sep 2014


    This recipe has been revised to include "2 eggs, beaten" in the list of ingredients. The eggs are creamed together with the shortening and other ingredients in Step 2 of the directions. - The Staff  -  21 Jan 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    It seems to be a blur in distinguishing a muffin/quick bread from a cake/cupcake and I suppose you could call this one either. To me, what it now boils down to is this: if it's plain, it's a bread or muffin, if you frost it, it's cake. So I made this CAKE into cupcakes, baking them at 350 degrees for about 22 minutes. I frosted them with "Maple Icing," also from this site. And they were perfect - pretty, moist, delicious and spiced very similarly to a pumpkin pie. Nice recipe.  -  30 Sep 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)