Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Pumpkin Pound Cake - For Blog Hop Wednesdays

This week for blog hop I was supposed to cook from Deepali of Confusion Cook. She has a simple but beautiful space. I decided to bake her banana pound cake with some modifications. I had pumpkin at home. So I decided to replace pumpkin instead of banana.

Original recipe is here.


Sifted Cake flour - 1 3/4 cup [ See Note ]

Butter - 1/2 cup

Eggs - 2

Sugar - 1 cup

Pumpkin puree - 1 1/4 cup

Baking powder - 1 tsp

Baking soda - 3/4 tsp

Salt - 1/4 tsp

Vanilla extract - 1 tsp 

Cinnamon powder/ Pumpkin Spice - 1/4 tsp


1. Sieve the dry ingredients thrice and keep it aside.

2. Cream butter and sugar. Add vanilla extract and mix well.

3. Add one egg each at a time and beat well for 1 min.

4. Add 3 tbsp flour at a time and fold in.

5. Add pumpkin puree and stir well.

6. Grease a baking tray and bake at 180 deg C for 40 - 45 min. My oven took 40 min exactly.

7. Cool, Invert and serve.



1). Cake flour is:

Maida - 1 cup

Corn flour - 2 tbsp

Remove 2 tbsp maida and add cornflour 2 tbsp and sift it. This is cake flour.

2). To make pumpkin puree at home:

Remove seeds and skin of pumpkin. Cut into cubes,

Grind well in a mixie. Pumpkin puree is ready.

You can use this puree for halwa preparation too and no need to grate pumpkin.


  1. what a lovely bake- I just love pumpkina nd this cake has me drooling !

  2. looking moist cake
    today i am paired with u see ur recipe on my blog

  3. oh.. very nice looking bread.. so moist

  4. Pound cake looks moist and yum.

  5. It has come out very well Dhivya. I'm yet to try out a cake with pumpkin.

  6. Delicious pound cake..yummy !!
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