Halloween Spiced Pumpkin Cake

Halloween Spiced Pumpkin Cake


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This recipe is good anytime of the year, but if it has pumpkin in it why not make it look like a pumpkin; and pumpkin means Halloween.

D Adams

Serves: 12 

  • 1 cup (250ml) vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs, whisked
  • 1/2 cups of pumpkin puree or mashed pumpkin
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 2 1/2 cups (300g) plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 1/2 cups (625g) white sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:1hour25min  ›  Ready in:1hour35min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 deg C. Grease one 25cm ring tin.
  2. Cream together the oil, eggs, pumpkin and vanilla.
  3. Sift the flour, bicarb soda, nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon and cloves together then combine in the sugar and salt.
  4. Add the flour mixture to the pumpkin mixture and mix until just combined. If desired, stir in some chopped walnuts. Pour batter into the prepared tin.
  5. Bake at 180 degrees C for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Let cake cool in the tin for 5 minutes then turn out onto a plate and ice.

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