pumpkin halloween cake
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Pumpkin Halloween Cake Recipe


  • 300g self-raising flour
  • 300g light muscovado sugar ( soft brown sugar)
  • 3 teaspoons of mixed spice
  • 2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 175g sultanas
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 200g butter
  • zest 1 orange
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 500g of pumpkin flesh

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For the frosting:

  • 85g butter
  • 200g pack soft cheese
  • 100g icing sugar
  • zest 1 orange and juice of half
Pumpkin Halloween Cake Recipe
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  • Weighing scales
  • Chopping board
  • Small sharp knife
  • Teaspoon
  • Tablespoon
  • Wooden spoon
  • Electric whisk
  • Baking tray 30 x 20 cm
  • Large mixing bowl
  • 2 small mixing bowls
  • A grater
  • A lemon squeezer
  • Fork
  • Cooling rack
  • Palette knife

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  • Heat oven to 180C or gas 4. Butter and line a 30 x 20cm baking tray.
  • Put the flour, sugar, spice, bicarbonate of soda, sultanas and salt into a large bowl and stir until it is mixed.
  • Melt the butter in the microwave for approximately 30 seconds or until runny.
  • By using the grater to grate the zest of the orange, ask an adult for help. Then, using the lemon squeezer, juice the orange.
  • Beat the eggs into the melted butter. Then, stir in the zest and the juice from the orange.
  • Then add to the dry ingredients and stir until it combines.
  • Cut the pumpkin into tiny pieces; always ask an adult for help using sharp knives.
  • Add the pumpkin to the mixture and stir in.
  • Pour the mixture into the tin and bake for 30 minutes until golden and springy. Ask an adult to put it in and take it out of the oven.
  • To make the frosting, zest another orange; ask for help using the grate. Also, juice half of the orange with the lemon squeezer.
  • Then, in a clean mixing bowl, beat the cheese, butter, icing sugar, orange zest, and 1 tsp of the juice until smooth and creamy.
  • Put it in the fridge to keep it fresh and cool.
  • When the cake is done, cool it for 5 minutes and turn it onto a wire cooling rack.
  • Prick it all over with a fork and gently pour the rest of the orange juice on it while the cake is still warm.
  • Then leave to cool
  • Get the frosting out of the fridge when the cake has cooled down and stir gently. Using a palette knife, spread over the top of the cake.
  • Keep it in the fridge until ready to eat.
  • This cake will keep fresh enough to eat for three days!


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