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Spiced pumpkin loaf

Pumpkins are in season and I’ve been playing around with different pumpkin recipes. The last time I made spiced pumpkin muffins and they were a hit amongst my friends. This time round, I’ve decided to make a spiced pumpkin loaf cake with loads of nuts.


This cake is super easy to make as it does not require the use of a mixer. All you need to do is to mix the dry ingredients in together with the wet ingredients. The only troublesome part is the grating of the pumpkin. I’ve used buttermilk for this cake. U can either buy it from the shops or you can make your own buttermilk by adding one or two tablespoons of lemon juice into the milk. Alternatively, greek yoghurt can used too. I’m a huge fan of adding nuts into the cake, so feel free to add walnuts or almonds into the cake.


Nutrition per slice (serves 8)



  1. 220g self-raising flour
  2. 120g brown sugar
  3. 3 large eggs
  4. 150ml buttermilk
  5. 100ml olive oil
  6. 200g grated pumpkin
  7. 1 tsp vanilla essence
  8. 50g chocolate chip
  9. 1 tbsp poppy seeds
  10. 30g sliced almonds
  11. 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  12. 0.5 tsp nutmeg powder


Preparation time: 15min
Baking time: 30min or when the skewer comes out clean

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees
  2. Grease the loaf pan
  3. Using a grater, grate 200g of pumpkin
  4. Mix the sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg into a large mixing bowl. Use your fingers to run through the mixture to remove any lumps
  5. Whisk together the eggs, oil, vanilla essence and buttermilk
  6. Stir the dry ingredients in together with the wet ingredients, grated pumpkin, chocolate chips and poppy seeds
  7. Mix well until a uniform mixture is formed
  8. Pour the mixture into the loaf pan and sprinkle sliced almonds on top of the mixture
  9. Place it in the oven to bake for 30-35min or till the skewer comes out clean

There you have it! Delicious spiced pumpkin loaf cake


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