Thursday, July 28, 2011
Spicy Pumpkin Tea Cake
Recently, I ordered a box of fruit and veg from Aussie Farmer's Direct, just to try it out and see what the service was like. I was quite happy with the selection that I received, the only drawback being that it was quite a lot for one person.
One of the items in my Aussie Farmers fruit and veg box was a butternut pumpkin. I adore pumpkin of all varieties, but sadly, my poor butternut pumpkin lay neglected at the back of the fridge for a few weeks, and was in a rather sorry state.
I was loathe to throw it out, and was rescued by a recipe posted by fellow Melburnian, Johanna of Gourmet Green Giraffe, who posted a delicious looking Spicy Pumpkin Tea cake recipe. This cake is one of those great recipes that are fairly healthy and guilt free for a cake, so I happily made this one. You can find the recipe here.
This tea cake was flavoursome and delicious, even without butter or icing on top, and surprisingly moist given the absence of milk. Much of the moisture comes from the pumpkin itself. The cake went down like a house on fire at work too, so it must be a good one.
Thanks to Johanna for sharing this family recipe - I will gladly make this again.