Pumpkin Cake recipe (Bolo di Pampuna)

It’s autumn and it is the perfect time to bake pumpkin Cake. So let the fun begin!!!

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.

Butter, or lightly spray with a non stick vegetable spray, a 20 cm cake pan.
  • 113 gr. unsalted butter,
  • 1 1/4 cups light brown sugar,
  • 2 large eggs,
  • 1 cup pure pumpkin puree,
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract,
  • 2 cups sifted flour,
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder,
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda,
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt,
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon,
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg,
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves,
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk,

All the ingredients must be at room temperature!!!

Pumpkin puree

  • Cut your pumpkin into cubes and put it in a pan with water on fire.
  • Let the pumpkin cook for 30 minutes or until it is softened. 
  • When the pumpkin is cooked remove it from the heat and let it cool down. 
  • Use a blender to puree your pumpkin or you can also do it with a fork.
  • The pumpkin puree is ready let’s start with the cake batter.

Cake batter:
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer (or with a hand mixer), beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  • Add the pumpkin puree and vanilla extract and beat until incorporated (the batter will curdled).
  • In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and spices.
  • Add the flour mixture and buttermilk alternately to the batter, in three additions, beginning and ending with the flour mixture.
  • Put the cake batter into the cake pan.
  • Bake for approximately 45 minutes – 1  hour, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake just comes out clean.
  • Let the cake cool down first for 15 minutes in the pan and than remove the cake from the pan. Cool completely before frosting.

 I already eat half of the cake before frosting! It’s so delicious I couldn’t resist…. Oops!

Ingredients Cream Cheese frosting:
  • 225 grams cream cheese,
  • 55 grams butter,
  • 1 tablespoons vanilla extract,
  • 3 cups Funcakes confectioners sugar (sifted),

 All the ingredients must be at room temperature!!!
  • Place the cream cheese and butter in the bowl of your electric mixer and beat until smooth.
  • Add the vanilla extract and confectioners’ sugar and beat until light and creamy.
  • Put a little bit orange color paste into the cream cheese to color up the frosting.

You can cut the cake in half and put frosting in the middle and frost the top and sides of the cake with the rest of the frosting! Decorate the however you want! For example you can use chopped nuts to decorate the top of you cake! I made some cute pumpkins from marzipan with some leaf to put on my (half) cake

Attention: Because there is cream cheese in this cake you need to put it into the refrigerator!!!

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