Chocolate, Pumpkin and Orange Cake

choc orange pumpkin

Chocolate, Pumpkin and Orange Cake is quite a nice, moist cake. The orange flavour is lovely with chocolate. The pumpkin can’t be detected in the taste, but gives the cake it’s moistness.

125gm butter

zest from one orange

1/2 Cup caster sugar

1 egg

1 Tblspn golden syrup

3/4 Cup mashed butternut pumpkin

1/2 tspn bi-carb soda

2 Tblspn cocoa

1 Tblspn custard powder

Juice from one orange (approximately 1/4 Cup)

pumpkin

Cook and mash the butternut pumpkin, then leave to cool.

Cream the butter, sugar and orange zest.

Beat in the egg and golden syrup.

Mix in the combined flour, bi-carb soda, cocoa and custard powder alternately with the orange juice.

Pour the mixture into a lined cake tin and bake at 170 degrees Celsius for an hour. Stand for a few minutes in the tin before turning out onto a wire rack.

Chocolate Icing

1 Cup icing sugar

1 Tblspn cocoa

1 tspn butter, melted

1 Tblspn milk

Mix together until smooth, then spread over the cake.