Fruit and nut pumpkin loaf cake

Fruit and nut pumpkin loaf cake


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About this recipe: A gorgeously spiced pumpkin loaf cake is dotted with cranberries and walnuts. You could use almost any combination of dried fruits and nuts in this recipe. Feel free to halve the sugar if you prefer a less sweet cake.


Makes: 2 loaf cakes

  • 280g plain flour
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice or ground cloves
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 400g caster sugar
  • 425g pumpkin puree
  • 120ml vegetable oil
  • 120g dried cranberries
  • 120g chopped walnuts

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr20min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour two 23x13cm loaf tins.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, spices, baking powder and salt.
  3. Combine eggs, sugar, pumpkin puree and oil in small mixing bowl, beat until just blended. Stir the wet mixture into the dry with a wooden spoon until batter is just moistened. Fold the cranberries and walnuts into the cake mixture. Spoon the mixture evenly into the prepared loaf tins.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 50 to 60 minutes, or till a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.

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