Pumpkin and chocolate chip loaf cake

    Pumpkin and chocolate chip loaf cake


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    About this recipe: This is a super-moist pumpkin cake, studded with walnuts and chocolate chips and drizzled with an optional spiced glaze.

    Makes: 2 loaves

    • 225g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 110g margarine
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 185g pumpkin puree
    • 130g dark chocolate chips
    • 90g chopped walnuts
    • Glaze
    • 120g icing sugar
    • 1 tablespoon milk
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

    1. In a large bowl mix together the flour, bicarbonate of soda, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, ground ginger and ground cloves.
    2. In a separate bowl cream together the sugar and margarine. Add eggs and beat until smooth.
    3. Alternately add the creamed ingredients and pumpkin to the dry ingredients. Fold in chocolate chips and chopped walnuts. Spoon into two greased 23x13cm loaf tins.
    4. Bake in a preheated 180 C / Gas 4 oven for 45 to 50 minutes.
    5. To make the glaze: In a small bowl, combine icing sugar, 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg. Add milk and mix until smooth. Drizzle over warm cake.

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