Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Apple and Pumpkin Cake - A Halloween Treat

Apple and Pumpkin Cake

This recipe is perfect for Halloween festivities as it uses two of the traditional robust Autumn flavours. I took it from a wonderful book bought for us by my dad and it is really great for finding comfort food inspiration. Tom Norrington's - Just Like Mother Used to Make.

For a 20cm/8inch cake tin

250g butter
250g caster sugar
4 large eggs
100g plain flour
50ml milk
125g ground almond
1 medium apple thinly sliced
200g pumpkin thinly sliced
1tsp cinnamon


1. Preheat the oven to 180C, grease and line your tin.
2. Cream together half your butter and half your sugar until light and fluffy. Add 2 eggs one by one until completely combined.
3. Fold in the flour and milk. Pour this batter into the baking tin and spread evenly.
4. Sprinkle the mixture with the ground almond and gently place on top your apple and pumpkin slices. Don't allow them to touch the sides of the tin otherwise they will burn quickly.
5. Next make the topping - melt the rest of the butter then remove from the heat. Cool for 10 minutes then whisk in the remaining eggs and sugar. Add the cinnamon. Pour over the cake.
6. Bake for one hour, checking the firmness. Allow to cool before serving.

Apple and Pumpkin Cake - Halloween

1 comment:

  1. Hello there, it's been a little while since you've posted but I was wondering if you’d like to enter this recipe into our Gourmandize Giveaway recipe competition. This month the theme is apples so it would be perfect, and there are nice prizes to win – let me know what you think: