Pumpkin Cake (Essentials)

Like carrot cake? This is even better! With creamy frosting and cute decs, it’s a real show stopper.

40 Minutes
Pumpkin Cake (Essentials)

Pumpkin Cake

Heat the oven to Mark4/180°C. Grease and line two 20cm loose-based cake tins. In a bowl, whisk together the oil, eggs, sugar and Vanilla Extract.


Fold in the sultanas, walnuts, pumpkin, orange juice and zests. Sift in the flour, Bicarbonate of Soda, Baking Powder and spices, and mix to combine.


Divide between the tins, bake for 40-45 mins, or until springy to the touch and a skewer comes out clean. Leave to cool in the tins for a few minutes, then turn out onto wire racks until completely cool.


For the icing, whisk together the cream cheese, icing sugar, lemon zest and juices until light and thick. Use half to sandwich the cakes together, and spread the remainder on top.


For the pumpkins, mix 2-3 drops of red food colouring into the Marzipan (wear gloves) and make into 12 balls. Use the back of a knife to make indents; add cloves for stalks and eyes.

1 serving = 272g

Pumpkin Cake (Essentials) Recipe

Nutritional Information For the recipe Pumpkin Cake (Essentials)

  Per serving Per 100g/ ml
Energy 3891 kJ
934 kcal
1511 kJ
362 kcal
Fat 61 g 23 g
Carhohydrate 84 g 33 g
Protein 11 g 4.3 g

Ingredients (12 servings )

For the recipe Pumpkin Cake (Essentials)

For the Cake:

  • 300 ml Corn Oil
  • Medium Eggs x 4
  • 250 g Light Brown Sugar
  • 30 ml Dr. Oetker Madagascan Vanilla Extract with Seeds (2 tbsp)
  • 150 g Sultanas chopped
  • 100 g Walnuts chopped
  • 500 g Pumpkin (peeled weight) coarsely grated
  • 30 ml Orange Juice (2 tbsp) and Zest of half an Orange
  • Lemon Zest of 1 Lemon
  • 400 g Plain Flour
  • 7 ½ g Dr. Oetker Bicarbonate of Soda (1 ½ tsp)
  • 7 ½ g Dr. Oetker Baking Powder (1 ½ tsp)
  • 10 g Mixed Spice ground (2 tsp)
  • 15 g Ground Cinnamon (1 tbsp)

For the Icing:

  • 600 g Cream Cheese
  • 150 g Icing Sugar
  • Lemon Zest and Juice of 1 Lemon
  • Orange Zest of half an Orange

For the Pumpkins:

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