It’s that time of year and the pumpkins are back! This easy pumpkin bundt cake would go down a treat at any Halloween or autumnal themed party and nobody would guess it was gluten free!
- 175g soft brown sugar
- 175g unsalted butter (softened)
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon natural yoghurt
- 115g gluten free self-raising flour (I am using Doves Farm)
- 50g ground almonds
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1 teaspoon of ginger
- 1 teaspoon mixed spice
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- Zest of 1 orange (put a little aside to decorate at the end)
- ½ a can of pumpkin puree (I am using Libbys 100% pumpkin from Ocado – you can get this at most supermarkets too) OR fresh pumpkin flesh (approx. 200g), blitzed in a food processor
- 300g icing sugar
- Water to mix
- Candied fruit and orange peel to decorate
- Orange peel *optional
You will also need
- A bundt cake tin
- Preheat the oven to 180C. Grease your bundt cake tin thoroughly.
- Beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, preferably with an electric whisk.
- Gradually add the eggs, the vanilla extract and natural yoghurt.
- Once combined, add the flour, ground almonds, baking powder, spices and zest and blend to combine, along with ½ a can of pumpkin puree.
- Pour your batter into the mould and bake for 30-40 minutes until risen and a when a skewer is poked through the sponge, it comes out clean. Set aside to cool.
- While your cake is cooling, make a thick icing using the icing sugar and water. Add water or icing sugar until you get an icing of a thick consistency. Drizzle this over the cake as you wish and finish with candied fruit and orange peel.
This cake also works great with a cream cheese frosting if you wish to try a slightly different topping, and you can also throw sultanas or currents into the sponge for a little extra depth!
When it comes to Halloween, I also love my marshmallow ghost cupcakes and chocolate orange ‘pumpkins’ – see the recipes for both HERE.
I hope you have a fantastic Halloween and enjoy the autumn festivities. Let me know which kind of recipes you love this time of year?!