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)


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.