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Halloween Pumpkin Cake

Serves: 12 peopleRecipe course: CakesTotal time (min.): 105Complexity (1 to 3): 2
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A delicious cake, perfect for sharing with guests at your Halloween party.

Tools

Ingredients

Ingredients 1 
Plain flour  300 grams 
Baking powder   3 1/2 tsp. 
Light muscovado sugar  300 grams 
Mixed spice  3 tsp. 
Bicarbonate of soda  2 tsp. 
Sultanas  175 grams 
Salt  1 pinch 
 
Ingredients 2 
Butter  200 grams 
Eggs 4 beaten
Orange  1 
Orange juice  1 Tbsp. 
 
Ingredients 3 
Pumpkin  500 grams 
 
Ingredients 4 
Orange juice  2 Tbsp. 
 
Ingredients 5 
Cream cheese  200 grams 
Butter  85 grams 
Icing sugar  100 grams 
Orange   1 
Orange juice  4 Tbsp.

Method

Prep. (Before you begin) 

1- Melt the butter. 
2- Zest the oranges.
3- Peel, deseed and grate the pumpkin.

Getting started

1- Pre heat the oven to 180°C.
2- Grease a square tin and line with parchment paper.
3- Fit the K beater to the machine.
 
Stage 1 
 
1- Add Ingredients 1 (flour, baking powder, sugar, mixed spice, bicarbonate of soda, sultanas, salt) into the Mixer bowl.
2- Attach the Mixer bowl to the machine and fit the splash guard.
3- Mix on speed 2 for about 2 minutes
 
Stage 2 
 
1- Add Ingredients 2 (butter, eggs, zest, juice) to a medium bowl.
2- Mix until combined.
3- Transfer contents of the medium bowl to the Mixer bowl.
4- Mix on speed 3 for about 3 minutes.

Stage 3 

1- Add Ingredients 3 (pumpkin) into the Mixer bowl.
2- Attach the Mixer bowl to the machine.
3- Mix on speed 2 for about 2 minutes
4- Pour the mixture into the square tin.
5- Bake for 1 hour at 180°C or until a skewer tests clean.
 
Stage 4 
 
1- Whilst the cake is still warm, turn out onto a cooling rack.
2- Poke holes with a skewer all over the cake.
3- Drizzle with Ingredients 4 (orange juice).
4- Leave to cool. 
 
Stage 5 
 
1- Retrieve, clean the Mixer bowl and fit the K beater.
2- Add Ingredients 5 (cheese, butter, sugar, zest, juice) into the Mixer bowl.
3- Attach the Mixer bowl to the machine.
4- Mix on speed 3 for about 4 minutes until smooth.
5- Chill for 30 minutes. 
6- Retrieve the icing and quickly beat.
7- Spread the icing on top of the cake, finishing with peaks. 
8- Serve.

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