Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cupcakes

This week’s recipe is a personal favourite. A take on carrot cake, this beautifully moist and healthy cake will leave you with a craving for more.

Pumpkin Bundt Cupcakes- Makes 12

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Ingredients

1 medium cooking pumpkin

150g unsalted butter

150g caster sugar

2 medium eggs

150g self-raising flour

1 tsp baking powder

2 tsp cinnamon

2 tsp ginger

1 tsp mixed allspice

Method

  1. Chop and dice the pumpkin, removing the skin and seeds. Add to a pan and boil for 20-40 minutes with water until completely soft, and the chunks break easily when poked with a fork.
  2. Drain completely, mash until it is a puree consistency then leave to cool.
  3. Grease a 12-hole mini bundt tin with butter, then add flour and tap it out.
  4. In a large bowl, beat the butter until smooth, then add in the sugar and beat until smooth.
  5. In a separate bowl mix together the flour, baking powder and all the spices.
  6. Beat in one egg, until combined, then sieve in 2-3 tbsp of the flour mix and stir to combine.
  7. Beat in the second egg then sieve in the remaining flour mix, combining it all together to form a batter.
  8. Once the pumpkin has cooled, add it to the batter stirring in one tbsp at a time to incorporate it slowly. It is not necessary to use all the pumpkin, but use at least ¾.
  9. Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes until cooked. Move to a wire rack to cool completely.
  10. Drizzle with simple royal icing, 150g icing sugar with 3-4 tbsp of water added to make into a paste.

TOP TIP: At Halloween you can decorate instead with orange buttercream to look like pumpkins.

I hope you enjoy making these, and that you fall in love with the beautiful taste of them!

Until next time, Claudia 🙂

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