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Pumpkin Cake

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Serves 12

Great Autumn cake with a lovely spice flavour

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  • 250g Plain Flour
  • 1 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 2 tsp Ground Ginger
  • Pinch Cinnamon
  • Pinch Ground Cloves
  • 100ml Hot Water
  • 3 tbsp Black Treacle
  • 50g Butter
  • 150g Soft Brown Sugar
  • 100g Pumpkin, grated
  • 1 Large Egg, beaten


    1. Preheat the oven to 180 deg C. Mix the flour, bicarb and spices together in a large bowl and put to one side.
    2. In a saucepan melt together the hot water, treacle, butter and sugar, sirring frequently.
    3. Allow the treacle mix to cool a little and then mix in the grated pumpkin.
    4. Make a dip in the dry mixture and pour in the egg, add hald of the pumpkin/treacle mixture and mix well with a metal spoon.
    5. Add the rest of the pumpkin mixture and continue to stir until thoroughly mixed in.
    6. Pour into a deep, greased baking tin and bake for 50-55 mins.

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