Pumpkin and coconut cake

Yield: 1 servings

Measure Ingredient
300 grams Pumpkin; peeled and roughly
\N \N ; chopped
100 grams Sultanas
2 tablespoons Brandy
250 grams Unsalted butter; at room temperature
175 grams Caster sugar
2 \N Eggs; lightly beaten
50 grams Desiccated coconut
100 millilitres Milk
325 grams Self-raising flour
1 teaspoon Cinnamon powder
1 pinch Salt
100 grams Candied orange peel; finely chopped
\N \N Icing sugar to garnish
3 \N Cardamom pods
50 grams Caster sugar
2 \N Oranges; juiced
2 tablespoons Grand Marnier
2 teaspoons Cornflour dissolved in cold water
3 \N Oranges; peeled and
\N \N ; segmented
\N \N Icing sugar; (optional)


Compote: Heat the sugar, orange juice, cardamom pods and Grand Marnier in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Add the dissolved cornflour and bring back to the boil.

Remove from the heat. Pour the liquid over the orange segments and allow to cool. Taste and if not sweet enough, sieve in some icing sugar.

Cake: Line the bottom and sides of the cake tin with greaseproof paper.

Grease lightly.

Cook the pumpkin in boiling water until tender. Drain, mash and allow to cool. Keep aside.

Soak the sultanas in brandy and keep aside.

Beat the butter and sugar until smooth and creamy. Add the eggs, a little at a time, then add the coconut. Add half the milk and half the flour to the mixture and mix until smooth then add the remaining milk and flour. Add the cinnamon and salt. Finally, fold in the soaked sultanas, orange peel and pumpkin.

Spoon the mixture into the tin, smooth the top with a wet palette knife and bake in the oven at 170C/325F/gas 3 for approximately 1 hour.

To test if cooked, insert a small knife or skewer into the centre, it should come out clean.

Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 15 minutes before removing from the tin. Cool on a wire rack. Sprinkle icing sugar on top before serving.

Alternatively, if you use individual moulds, the cooking time is approximately 25 minutes and resting time about 5 minutes.

Converted by MC_Buster.

NOTES : Makes 1 large or 12 individual cakes Converted by MM_Buster v2.0l.

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