Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Halloween -Autumn Spiced Pumpkin Pecan Pudding Cake

I created this recipe for Halloween.
This deliciously  spiced cake has all the flavors of autumn .The rustic taste of  pumpkin and crystallised ginger are enhanced by hints of warm spices like cinnamon,nutmeg and cloves.Toasty pecans add a nice crunch . Don't get discouraged by the long list of ingredients.Once they are at hand this cake is a breeze to make and worth the effort .Serve hot with coffee or tea with Spiced Gingerbread Butter(Williams Sonoma makes an excellent one ) Click on the pictured for an enlarged view .

dry ingredients

wet ingredients

prepared batter in the cake mould

Dry Ingredients :
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 small packet pumpkin spice or lemon flavor instant pudding mix
1 small packet butterscoth flavor instant pudding mix
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking pwdr
2 tsp cinnamon pwdr
2 tsp nutmeg pwdr
1/4 th tsp clove pwdr
2 tbsp crystallised ginger finely chopped or soft ginger chews
1/2 cup roughly chopped pecans
1/2 tsp salt

Wet  ingredients :
2 cups sugar
1 15 oz can organic Pumkin puree
1 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup apple sauce
4 eggs (room temp )
1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions :

Preheat oven to 350 F .Line a 9 inch round pan with parchmant paper.
Mix the flour,salt,baking soda ,baking pwdr,instant pudding powders,cinnamon,nutmeg,clove powder and sift to mix well.Add the chopped crystallised ginger and pecans and toss well. Keep aside.
In a mixing bowl mix the sugar and vegetable oil with a electric mixer ,add the pumpkin puree,apple sauce and 1 egg at a time and beat well till they are mixed together.
Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix well to form a thick batter. Pour in a baking pan or cup cake pan and bake at 350 for 40 mins or till toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
Serve with Spiced Gingerbread Butter (optional)

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  1. superb pudding...happy halloween to u...

  2. Happy Halloween to you too. I am back after a brief interval. Your Pudding cake looks yummy. Thanks for sharing step by step recipe.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  3. Mmmmmmmm, can get the aroma here. Nice looking cake.

  4. Perfect bread for the season and beautifully carved pumpkin!

  5. Hi Ragini,

    The cake looks lovely and yummy dear...Do stop by my blog!!:)

    Happy halloween to you!!:)


  6. Pumpkin cake looks yummy with the spice and all the flavors that come with it....

    Pushpa @

  7. I hope you had a lovely Halloween ...... the pudding/ cake is beautiful !

    Cheers n Happy Cooking,

  8. Oooh! looks great! Must smell wonderful too, with all the spices!

  9. Hi Ragini,

    Found you through the Cook's Nook carnival at The Keybunch and what a find! Love your blog. Want to get in touch with you about another carnival on my blog, but can't find a mail ID. Could you share it with me at Thanks in advance!



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