Thermomix Pumpkin and Date Cake

Thermomix Pumpkin and Date Cake

Serves 10-12 or makes 16 cupcakes

This is one of my favourite cakes ever. It’s so simple and so delicious. It’s uber easy in the Thermomix but you can find the original recipe here. It makes a great teatime treat, either as one large cake or tasty cupcakes.

Ingredients

400g pumpkin, peeled, chopped coarsely

220g brown sugar

140g dates

90g vegetable oil

300g self-raising  flour

1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)

1 teaspoon mixed spice

1 teaspoon ginger

2 eggs

How to

  1. Add 800g water to TM bowl and steam the pumpkin in the varoma dish for 20 minutes on Varoma temperature on speed 1. Cool to room temperature.
  2. Preheat oven to 180 C (160 C fan-forced.)  Grease a 20cm round cake tin and  line the base and side with baking paper. If making muffins, line 2 patty pans with cupcake cases.
  3. Chop the dates for 10 seconds on speed 6. Set aside.
  4. Chop the cooled pumpkin to TM bowl and chop for 5 seconds  on speed 4.
  5. Add all the other ingredients and the dates and mix for 10 seconds on speed 4. Scrape down sides and mix for another 10 seconds on speed 4.
  6. Pour into the prepared cake tin. Check the cake at 50 minutes to see if it is cooked, it may take up to an hour, depending on the oven.  If making cupcakes, cook for 15-20 minutes or until cooked when tested.
  7. Serve the cake(s) spread with butter, if desired.

Other info

Prep and Cooking time: 1 hour 15 minutes + cooling (large cake) 30 minutes + cooling (cupcakes)