If until now you had an awkward relationship with a pumpkin, do not rush to send all the recipes with her in the black list :) American pumpkin cupcake, I assure you - is an exception, which takes you to the absolute delight (and it does not matter, you love pumpkin or no!).

Texture, as seen in the photo, rather porous, slightly moist. Pumpkin taste as such, no, there's spice fragrant spices (or rather, they are a pumpkin, and "shade"), and even notes of orange perfectly complement the "blend" :)

Pumpkin cake I liked the fact that it can complement and dried fruit (raisins fit, dried cranberries, dates), and nuts and chocolate drops. Home - spices and orange peel, put them definitely!

By the way, half of the flour can be easily replaced by whole grain. And if you want to replace all, increase slightly the amount of liquid ingredients to pumpkin cake did not come out dry.

What more i can say? With a cup of coffee in the morning it is perfect. Yes, and bake the pumpkin for the future to re-bake pumpkin muffins in a day or two, when it ends :)

American pumpkin cake: recipe

Ingredients (for a small cupcake brick):

  • flour - 220 g;
  • pumpkin puree - 200 g;
  • sugar cane* - 125-150 g or to your taste;
  • vegetable oil** (Eg, coconut) - 85 g;
  • eggs - 3 pieces;
  • baking powder - 5 g;
  • Soda - 3 g;
  • Cinnamon - 1 tsp;
  • orange peel 1;
  • nutmeg, ginger, cardamom - taste;
  • Dried cranberry / raisin / nut - a handful or to taste;
  • Salt - a pinch.

*Possible to use syrups or sweeteners.

**If you wish, and butter can be used (80-100 g).


Sift flour with baking powder, salt and spices.

In a separate bowl, beat eggs with sugar until fluffy (this is important!) Minutes 3-5. Small portions introduce vegetable oil (or butter if the coconut, then pre-melt), then the pumpkin puree. Mix on low speed mixer.

Enter the dry mixture in several stages, mix with a corolla or blades (not beating!) Before the merger. Add nuts / dried fruits, orange zest.

Put the dough into the mold. Bake in preheated oven 180 45 degree-60 minutes (until dry toothpick).

Cool slightly in the form of first, after extracted.

Before use, I advise to wait for full cooling :)