This is a lower calorie tea cake that does not compromise on flavour. Buttermilk guarantees it will turn out moist. Great for an afternoon snack.
You can find tinned 100% pumpkin puree at Waitrose, via Ocado or in specialty shops. You can also make your own with this recipe.
Used different ingredients. Yummy! I tried this recipe to use up some extra fresh pumpkin puree, and it turned out great! I added sliced almonds to the first batch and chopped pecans to the second. Also, I used 1/2 tsp. cloves and 1/2 tsp. ginger in the first batch to replace the nutmeg (still used cinnamon). I also added 1 tsp. vanilla to the second batch. Both batches were great! Pumpkin doesn't have much flavour, so it's all in the spices! - 14 Jul 2008
I roasted butternut squash to use and iced with a cream cheese frosting flavoured with a bit of nutmeg. A definite winner. - 19 May 2011
Made this twice already, and I love it! I made a few slight changes: I added crushed walnuts to give it some crunchiness, and used two tablespoons of vegetable oil instead of butter, to make it a little lighter. - 23 Oct 2012