Spiced pumpkin loaf

    Spiced pumpkin loaf

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    About this recipe: A wonderful way of making use of any pumpkin you may have lying around after Halloween. This cake is moist, warmly spiced and extremely delicious. Serve thickly sliced for afternoon tea, elevenses or pop into packed lunches.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 12 

    • 200g plain flour, sifted
    • 300g caster sugar
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 good pinch salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
    • 100ml of neutral-tasting vegetable oil (not olive oil)
    • 115ml orange juice
    • 315g pumpkin puree
    • 2 eggs, beaten

    Method
    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    2. In a bowl, mix together flour, sugar, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and spices.
    3. In another bowl, stir together vegetable oil, pumpkin puree, eggs and orange juice. Fold in flour mixture and pour into a greased loaf tin.
    4. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour. Test with skewer for doneness. If the cake is browning too much, place a piece of foil over the top and return to the oven.
    5. Allow to cool for a few minutes, then remove from tin. This cake also freezes well.

    Pumpkin puree

    Can be purchased online. Alternatively, you can make your own using this recipe.

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