today I dare a new experiment: this time it is baking time. Matching to today’s event (Halloween), I bake a beautiful pumpkin cake, as it is common in the USA. I haven’t ever eaten pumpkin cake and therefore I’m the more curios about the result!
First, I make the dough: eggs and sugar are beaten until creamy and then mixed with the oil. Flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt are first mixed in a separate bowl, and the mixture is then stirred below the egg mass step by step. Finally the grated pumpkin is added and the dough is ready.
Then it’s off to the multicooker. I dust the bowl with flour before filling in the dough, so that the cake will come out easily afterwards. Then I set “cake”, the baking time is an hour.
After the time I open the lid: The result looks very fluffy and delicious. The cake is definitely baked. So I take it out of the bowl and let it cool down.
The icing follows as a decoration. The food coloring is not a must, but for Halloween I would like to have a cake, which actually looks like a pumpkin. So I decided to use an orange glaze. The color must be worked up according to instructions for use. I got myself a powder, which I first mix with a tablespoon of powdered sugar and a small sip of water until I am satisfied with the color. Fresh cheese, soft butter, the remaining powdered sugar and vanilla sugar I mix to a smooth mass and add the resolved color. I spread the glaze on the cake and add a few grooves to the smoothly coated mass, so that the cake looks really like a pumpkin.
With the optics I am already very satisfied. Now it’s time to try – I’m surprised. The cake tastes really extraordinary and very delicious. It is worth to try this recipe!
The pumpkin still has a great deal left, which can lead to a delicious soup, for example, or it can be frozen. However, I already have another good idea – let me surprise you!
For the dough
- 4 eggs
- 250 ml sunflower oil
- ¼ Hokkaido pumpkin, grated
- 1 pinch salt
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 300 g flour
For the icing
- 100 g cream cheese
- 60 g butter
- 250 powdered sugar
- 1 sachet vanilla sugar
- 1 tbsp milk
- Food coloring (orange)
I wish you a nice and creapy Halloween party!