Spiced pumpkin slices

Spiced pumpkin slices


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About this recipe: Eggs, oil, pumpkin and spices are mixed together and baked, to create these deliciously soft, moist pumpkin cake slices. Drizzle with icing or spread thickly with cream cheese icing for a terrific treat.


Makes: 1 (23x33cm) tin

  • 4 eggs
  • 250ml vegetable oil
  • 400g caster sugar
  • 425g pumpkin - cooked, pureed and cooled
  • 250g plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a 23x33cm or similar sized baking tin.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the eggs, oil, sugar and pumpkin until smooth. Sieve together the flour, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, nutmeg, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and salt. Stir into the pumpkin mixture.
  3. Spread evenly into the prepared tin and bake for 25 to 30 minutes. The bars should spring back to the touch when done. Allow to cool before frosting.


For the pumpkin puree, you can used jarred or tinned if available. Otherwise, simply bake or steam the pumpkin, then puree in a blender. You can freeze any excess pumpkin for later use.

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