What do you do when you have a fresh pumpkin in your veggie box that you don't know what to do with? You bake a cake of course!
What you need:
250 g pumpkin puree *
120 ml vegetable oil
80 ml water
250 g white sugar
220 g selfraising flour
5 g baking soda
1 tsp salt
4 g pumpkin spices or 'koekkruiden' **
Preheat the oven at 175C (160C circulation oven).
Mix the pureed pumpkin with the oil, water, eggs and sugar in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, spices, salt and baking soda.
Add the flour mixture to the pumpkin mixture and stir with a spoon until all the flour is incorporated (don't overbeat!).
Pour the batter into a greased loaf pan and bake in the oven for 60-70 mins (until an inserted knive comes out clean)
* I used fresh pumpkin, but you could also use canned pumpkin.
Clean the pumkin (remove seeds & skin), cut into chunks and boil for approx. 20 mins in water. Drain the pumkin, let it cool with the lid off the pan and mash into a puree. You can freeze leftover puree for your next baking endeavours :)
** In the US, you can buy ready-made pumpkin spice mix (e.g. Pumpkin Pie Spice by McCormick). In the Netherlands, you can buy ready-mixed spices named 'koekkruiden' or 'speculaaskruiden' (Silvo or Verstegen are well-known brands. Grocery stores especially stock up around November/December for the holiday season). Or make your own mixture with 1 part ground cinnamon, 2 parts ground nutmeg, 1/2 part ground cloves and 1/5 part ground ginger.
Recipe based on this recipe on allrecipes.com.