Great to get into the fall mood.
Loaf cakes are my baking anchor. They are sweet, sturdy parcels of reassurance. Sliceable. Wrap-able. Gift-able. When in doubt of anything I bake a loaf cake. Playing with pumpkin meant making cake and I went humble, unadorned and freshly baked. I made a cake to have with coffee. There is no reason why this mix cannot be baked in a round tin or a square tin or even into muffin cases. It would most likely appreciate a dollop of sour, cream cheese icing if you felt so inclined. The pumpkin doesn’t come through with a strong flavour, much like carrot or courgette, it bakes into the crumb adding only moisture and earthen undertones.
For my cake I actually used a couple of teaspoons of Arabic Coffee Spice which is a blend of cardamom, cinnamon, allspice, cloves, nutmeg, vanilla and pepper. If you can lay your hands on this stuff it gives…
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