Monday, May 23, 2011

A very special recipe

Today I'm treating you all to the recipe from Stephanie Curnow for Pumpkin Chocolate chip cake. This was one of the flavours in the winning 5th birthday competition cake. The flavour is hard to describe, but I can say, this cake was an abslolute favourite with Grandma Kiwicakes, Mr Kiwicakes, me & the lovely Karina (who works for me). Everyone was amazed Pumpkin was an ingredient. Well it was just so delicious. Steph kindly agreed to share the recipe.

Pumpkin cake with cream cheese icing

2 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
4 large eggs
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups cooked mashed pumpkin

Combine sugar, vegetable oil, and eggs in a large mixing bowl; mix well. Sift dry ingredients into a separate bowl; stir into oil mixture, beating well. Stir in pumpkin and add choc chips if desired .
Pour batter into two greased 9-inch round layer cake pans. Bake at 180° for 35 to 40 minutes. Turn out onto racks to cool.
250g cream cheese, softened
250g butter, softened
500g icing sugar
splash of milk
cream together cream cheese and butter until a uniform colour. Slowly add icing sugar, then add enough milk to bring to a creamy consistency. Best to keep this icing refrigerated.

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