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Pumpkin Loaf Cake
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Pumpkin Loaf Cake

Moist spiced loaf cake made with pumpkin puree, topped with cream cheese frosting
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Cake
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 433kcal
Author thebakingexplorer

Ingredients

For the loaf cake

  • 200 g Light brown soft sugar
  • 100 g Vegetable oil
  • 3 Eggs large
  • 200 g Pumpkin puree
  • 225 g Self raising flour
  • ¼ tsp Bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Mixed spice
  • ¼ tsp Nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp Ground ginger

For the cream cheese frosting

  • 90 g Butter unsalted, softened
  • 90 g Icing sugar
  • 180 g Full fat cream cheese I use Philadelphia
  • ¼ tsp Vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Pre-heat the oven to 160C Fan/180C/350F/Gas Mark 4 and grease and line a 2lb loaf tin
  • Mix together the light brown sugar and vegetable oil using a hand whisk, until combined
  • Add the pumpkin puree and eggs, and whisk in
  • Add the self raising flour, bicarbonate of soda and all of the spices and whisk in
  • Pour the mixture into the loaf tin and bake for an hour, or until a thin skewer or cocktail stick inserted in the centre comes out clean, I usually check it after 45 minutes. Leave to cool fully either in the tin, or remove from the tin and leaving to cool on a cooling rack
  • To make the cream cheese frosting, use an electric mixer to beat the butter until smooth. Then mix in the icing sugar until the mixture is smooth and combined
  • Next, add the cream cheese and the vanilla extract and mix in until the frosting is thick and smooth - this won't take very long so be careful not to over mix
  • Pipe or spread the frosting over the cooled cake and add sprinkles or other decorations, or leave plain if you prefer
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge and eat within 3 days

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Notes

Mixed spice is a British spice blend containing Cinnamon, Coriander Seed, Nutmeg, Clove, Pimento, Ginger.
If you live in a country where pumpkin spice mix is readily available, you can swap the spices listed in the recipe for 3 tsp pumpkin pie spice mix.

Nutrition

Calories: 433kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 176mg | Potassium: 140mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 3653IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 1mg