Pumpkin Birthday Bundt Cake

After the unexpected success of the Halloween Pumpkin Cake Lawrence, my boyfriend, very strongly suggested that it might be a good idea to make him a pumpkin cake for his birthday. Of course, it was totally up to me, but if I wanted to make a pumpkin cake, well that would be a really nice idea.

What you need

  • 300g soft light brown sugar
  • 250ml sunflower oil
  • Zest and juice of 1 orange (saving 2 table spoons for icing)
  • 3 eggs
  • 400g plain flour
  • 2 tsps bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tsps ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsps ground allspice
  • 300g pumpkin
  • 200g icing sugar

It’s really easy

  • If, like me, you’re working from pumpkin left over from Halloween and frozen,  leave it for a few hours to defrost. Once it’s defrosted use a hand held mixed to blitz it into a puree.
  • Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees and use butter or some sunflower oil to grease a bundt tin, being sure to get into the corners.
  • In a large bowl, beat together the sugar, oil, the finely grated zest of half the orange and 2 tbsps of its juice until smooth.
  • Add the eggs and beat again.
  • In another bowl mix together the flour, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon and allspice making sure it’s all mixed well.
  • Add the pumpkin puree into the wet mixture, and when combined add the dry ingredients.
  • Mix well into a smooth batter and add to the bundt tin and put into the oven.
  • Bake for 50 minutes, but check at 40. My cake overflowed, but that just made a smaller, unexpected cake pile on the shelf below. Which was equally yummy. Put something below your cake in the oven in case yours overflows too.
  • When the cake is cooked and a skewer comes out clean put on a wire rack to cool. After around 15 minutes gently remove from the tin, paying careful attention to not breaking the edges.
  • Mix the icing sugar with 2tbsp of orange juice and enough water to make a lose and runny icing to drizzle over the top of the cake. It will run down the sides and soak in – and your cake will be beautiful!

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Eleanor May says:

    This looks so cute and yummy

    Liked by 1 person

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