Pumpkin and chocolate chip traybake

    1 hour

    This lightly spiced pumpkin cake is studded with chopped walnuts and chocolate chips, then cut into slices.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 310g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 225g unsalted butter, melted
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 425g cooked, mashed pumpkin
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 325g plain chocolate chips
    • 250g chopped walnuts

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Preheat the oven to 190 C / Gas 5. Grease a 23x33cm or similar sized baking tin. Stir together the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, salt and cinnamon; set aside.
    2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Mix in the cooled pumpkin then beat in the eggs one at a time. Stir in vanilla. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients. Fold in chocolate chips and nuts. Spread the mixture evenly into the prepared dish.
    3. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes in the preheated oven, until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Cut into slices and serve warm or cooled.

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    YUM!!! I made these to take to a family whose daughter is recovering from surgery. I'm not one who is afraid to try a new recipe on someone else! These were just what I was looking for...sweet, but not too sweet, dense, hearty. I made no changes other than using raw sugar (hate that white stuff!!). I lined the pan w/foil and they lifted right out...made it easy to cut for transporting. This one is definately a keeper. May try half white/half whole wheat flour next time. Thank you!  -  18 Nov 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    It took just a little longer than the recipe states to make them, but I think it will get easier as I keep making them. And I LOVE to surprise people by having chocolate in a pumpkin bar recipe. Tastes much better than it sounds! In the future, I will put some kind of icing on them. People are disappointed when you don't have the cream chese icing on pumpkin bars. Overall, though, it is a good recipe and something worth making again!  -  24 Oct 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Really easy to make. These were really good, my husband and kids really liked them. Instead of chocolate chips, I used Craisins. I'd make them again, a good alternative for snack time. Thanks for the recipe.  -  23 Nov 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)