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Pumpkin Bundt cake

I bought Japanese pumpkin on my recent trip to the Cameron Highlands and baked this cake.  I was excited as this was the first time that I grated the pumpkin with skin intact and was very eager to see how it will appear with specks of green and golden yellow pumpkin shreds.  So, I waited patiently for the cake to cool before I could perform the opening ceremony.

I was surprised and disappointed when the cake turned out to be of this colour, brownish with a slight tinge of green.  My mind back tracked, could it be the cinnamon?  It couldn't be as I've used cinnamon as a spice in my bakes before and the cakes  didn't turn out like this.  But the consolation was that the texture of this cake was moist, not too sweet and on the whole, yummy.

I was determined to find out why and after another experiment, I think I've found the solution and will reveal my findings in my next post.  So, stay tuned!

Recipe for Pumpkin Bundt cake

  • 10 oz plain flour
  • 6 oz caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2  cup canola oil
  • 1/2  cup orange juice
  • 2  tsp baking powder
  • 1  tsp baking soda
  • 1/4  tsp salt
  • 1.1/2 cup shredded pumpkin with skin intact
  • 1.1/2  tsp cinnamon
  • 1  tsp vanilla
  • Icing sugar for decoration - optional
  1. Sift the flour with the baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon, mix well.  Set aside.
  2. Cream eggs with sugar till thick and creamy.
  3. Add in the oil, continue beating, then add in the orange juice and vanilla, beat well till thoroughly incorporated.
  4. Fold in the sifted flour till well combined.
  5. Stir in the shredded pumpkin, mix well, scraping from the bottom and sides of the mixing bowl.
  6. Pour the batter into a lightly greased and floured Bundt pan.  Level the surface, give it a slight shake to expel any air in the batter.
  7. Bake in a preheated oven @ 180 deg C for 40 to 45 mins. till golden brown.  Test with a skewer till it comes out clean.
  8. Remove from oven and let cool in the pan for 10 mins. before unmoulding and cooling on a wire rack completely.
  9. Lightly dust the cake with icing sugar if preferred.

I'm submitting this entry to  Muhibbah Malaysian Monday.    Do check it out  'Here'.

Also submitting this to

{Event} Natural Colour Bakes  hosted by  Hankerie


  1. I like your bundt pattern, so pretty.The cake also looks moist and yummy!

  2. This cake look so pretty. I like the bundt pan too. Thanks for sharing.

  3. This cake looks very moist and lovely. Yum!

  4. Looks yummy! Love pumpkin cakes! Maybe you grate it too finely, try a coarser grate, it would be more visible in the baked cake. :)

  5. Gosh Cheah the cake tin looks super lovely. Wish I can get it here too! And the cake also turned out perfectly shape & beautiful. Sounds interesting cooking with skin. Must try it one day as well. Thanks for sharing.
    Regards, Kristy

  6. Such a brilliant idea. Pumpkin is a very good natural colour source too for the natural colour bakes. Thanks for linking up. Can you also include the picture logo too there? Thanks.

  7. WOW! This pumpkin cake looks pretty. I want to bookmark this recipe for the coming weekend. Thanks Cheah :)

  8. tigerfish

    Thank you. This pan is my latest collection.

    Yummy Bakes
    You are more than welcome, Chris. No regrets getting this pan.

    Thanks, it sure is.

  9. Claire
    Thank you!

    kitchen flavours
    Thanks. Yes, I agree with you, a coarser grate is a better choice.

    You are welcome. It's one of my favourite pans.

    Thanks. Have linked up with the picture logo.

    Thank you. Yes, give it a try.

  10. cheah, i must really see what's the outcome of your next experiment :)

  11. Your bundt pan look so special and beautiful..looking forward your answer..

  12. Definitely penning thisone down:) Still have pumpkin in teh garden:) Will have a look if I can find this lovely baking your ready cake looks amazing:)

  13. I've never baked with pumpkin before but always wanted to - thanks for the reminder! I think your cake looks good though!

  14. Lena
    Have patience, dear!

    Thanks, next week!

    Fresh pumpkin and homegrown too, so readily available!

    Thanks. Do give pumpkin a try!

  15. you bundt cake design looks really beautiful and the idea of a pumpkin bundt sure sounds really good!

  16. Beautiful moist cakE! and love the look of the bundt cake.

  17. Iove your bundt cake pan. If I were to buy one I'll get one like this. I like using pumpkin in bread but hv not tried it un cakes. Looks delicious! I didn't know you can eat the skin too!


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