Pumpkin Cake with Apple Top

    This is my own idea for a pumpkin cake, based on my favourite carrot cake recipe.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 250g plain flour
    • 200g sugar
    • 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

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Preheat oven to 150 C / Gas 2. Lightly grease a 23cm round cake tin.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.

    Pumpkin puree...

    You can find tinned 100% pumpkin puree at Waitrose, via Ocado or in specialty shops. You can also make your own with this recipe.

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