Perfect Pumpkin Walnut Cake

Perfect Pumpkin Walnut Cake


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About this recipe: A warmly spiced cake, which is perfect for autumn or winter. This cake is spiced with cinnamon and studded with walnuts. Enjoy with a dollop of whipped cream for dessert or afternoon tea.


Serves: 14 

  • 350ml vegetable oil
  • 400g caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 375g plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 500g pumpkin puree
  • 65g chopped walnuts

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Extra time:4hr cooling  ›  Ready in:5hr20min 

  1. Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas 5. Grease and flour a 25cm tube cake tin. Sieve together flour, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine oil and sugar. Add eggs one at a time and mix well. Add the flour mixture and beat until smooth. Add walnuts and pumpkin and blend until smooth. Pour batter prepared tin.
  3. Bake at 190 C / Gas 5 for 1 hour or until a skewer inserted into the centre of cake comes out clean. Cool in tin for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and finish cooling. Dust with icing sugar before serving.

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