Monday, June 6, 2011

Pumpkin Cake

The easiest and simplest cake, really! really! - get the ingredients, mix, fold and bake and you have this moist-crumbly blackcurrant studded pumpkin cake. Now, as said, the cake is crumbly, so chilling before cutting should be good or gently scoop and served with a scoop of ice-cream.  Pumpkin by far is naturally sweet, so I didn't add sugar but just 2 tbsp over the cake mixture before baking.

400g pumpkin - remove skin and cubed
1/2 cup self-raising flour
20g butter (melted)
30g icing sugar
2 tbpp white sugar (for topping)
1 egg
1 1/2 tbsp vanilla essence
2 tbsp dried raisins or blackcurrants.

Simmer pumpkin with enough water (abt 2 cups) to soften.
Remove, drain off water if any left and mash.
Once cool down, add flour bit by bit  while stirring with a spatula.
In a mixing bowl, whisk egg, icing sugar, butter and vanilla essence.
Stream into pumpkin mixture and fold gently.
Then fold in the raisins.
Tip cake mixture in a greased baking pan.
Sprinkle the 2 tbsp of white sugar over.
Bake at 17/180c for about 40 min or until cake is cooked.
Remove from oven.
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  1. I'm really getting hungry. I wish I know how to bake. hahah =) I'll try this one at home =)

  2. Hi Nava, I have never heard of a pumpkin cake before! It sure doesn´t look like looks divine!

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  4. ..pumpkin cakes??? hmmmn...that sounds interesting...though i haven't seen and heard it before... it reminds me of the butter sliced bread... yummy...hehe...(:

    Good day.


  5. Nava,

    Oh my good Pumpkin is my favorite : )
    I wish I could bake : (
    looks yummmie

  6. yummy! ill try that! always looking for that kind of recipies!keep rocking!

    also, i have a new post if you like to check out
    love, katheryn

  7. I like anything to do with pumpkin and the combination with sultanas sounds wonderful. Thanks for sharing this recipe, I must try it.

  8. Yummmm...the pumpkin cake looks so moist

    I just bought a Greentea swiss roll from Tong Kee Tart at Seri Petaling two days ago. Delicious too.

  9. pumpkin is a squash right?? i haven't tried this kind of cake yet

  10. This cake looks delicious. A slice of this would go great with tea or coffee. I like the slightly crumbly topping too. Thanks for sharing.

  11. seems like quite a fav cake after reading all the comments.

    Thanks all you great ppl.

  12. Pumpkin is really good for health^^ like^^

  13. the color of the cake is that of the pumpkin. yellow, bright and natural. looks prompt to taste yummy!

  14. I am reading your blog for the first time and following you. I love to bake and this looks right you my alley, unfortunately my oven died and there will be no succulent pumpkin aroma wafting through my home. Maybe you could send me a couple pieces, airmail? lol

  15. cake using pumpkin is so innovative...looks so yum...would love to give it a try

  16. I have never tried it but it looks yum.


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