Spiced pumpkin and walnut cake

Forget spiced pumpkin lattes! This pumpkin and walnut cake recipe is the perfect sweet treat with a bit of a healthier side. But if you're after a bit of decadence, top with cream cheese icing and walnuts.
spiced pumpkin and walnut cake recipe
1H 10M



1.Preheat oven to 180ºC/160ºC fan-forced. Grease and line a 23cm (base measurement) square cake pan with baking paper.
2.Combine pumpkin, flour, walnuts, cinnamon, ginger and bicarbonate of soda in a bowl.
3.Whisk oil, sugar and eggs in a bowl. Add to pumpkin mixture; stir until combined. Spoon into prepared pan; level surface. Bake for 45 minutes or until a skewer inserted at centre comes out clean. Stand in pan for 15 minutes, then turn out onto wire rack to cool.
4.Meanwhile, to make icing; using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese and butter in a large bowl until smooth. Gradually beat in icing sugar until combined. Beat in orange essence.
5.Spread icing over cooled cake. Top with extra walnuts.

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