Spiced Pumpkin Cake

Preparation info
  • Makes


    23 cm round layers, 5cm high
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Bake!: Essential Techniques for Perfect Baking

By Nick Malgieri

Published 2010

  • About

Puréed pumpkin makes a wonderfully moist cake and I particularly love this version of pumpkin cake because it echoes the flavours of a pumpkin pie, near the top of my list of favourite desserts. It has become stylish to use fresh pumpkin for pies and cakes, but unless you use an orange-fleshed pie pumpkin, you’ll get a watery purée that’s low in pumpkin flavour. For this reason I prefer to use tinned pumpkin, which also makes it possible to prepare this cake when fresh pumpkins aren’t in se