About this recipe:This is my own idea for a pumpkin cake, based on my favourite carrot cake recipe.
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250g plain flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
2 teaspoons lemon zest
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 egg yolk
500g pumpkin puree
180ml vegetable oil
3 egg whites, beaten
1 apple - peeled, cored and sliced
2 teaspoons caster sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
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Method Prep:15min › Cook:40min › Ready in:55min
Preheat oven to 150 C / Gas 2. Lightly grease a 23cm round cake tin.
Mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, cardamom, lemon zest and ginger in a large bowl. Add the egg yolk, pumpkin puree and oil; mix until smooth. Gently stir the egg whites into the batter; pour into prepared tin. Arrange the apple slices atop the batter; sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon.
Bake in preheated oven until a knife inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean, about 40 to 50 minutes. Allow to cool before serving.
You can find tinned 100% pumpkin puree at Waitrose, via Ocado or in specialty shops. You can also make your own with this recipe.