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Butternut Pumpkin Spice Cake with Sunflower Almond Toffee

Butternut Pumpkin Cake with Sunflower Almond Toffee
Recipe by: The Dairy Kitchen
Average: 3.6 (45 votes)
334 Collected
Prep:  40 minutes
Cook:  90 minutes
Serves:  dinner party (8-10)
This spectacular Butternut Pumpkin Spice Cake will have everyone talking. Try this recipe for an afternoon tea or birthday cake this year, the cream cheese frosting is sensational too!

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Butternut Pumpkin Spice Cake with Sunflower Almond Toffee
Butternut Pumpkin Spice Cake
Sunflower Almond Toffee
Cream Cheese Icing
Butternut Pumpkin Spice Cake
  1. Place the pumpkin on a baking paper lined oven tray and bake at 180°C for 30 minutes or until tender. Cool slightly then mash or puree.
  2. Beat the eggs and sugar together with an electric mixer for 2 minutes until pale and creamy. Add the melted butter and yoghurt and beat to combine.
  3. Sift together the flour, spices and bicarbonate soda, then gently mix into the egg mixture with a spoon, along with the pumpkin.
  4. Spoon the mixture into a buttered, base and side lined 22cm round cake tin. Bake at 180°C for 45-50 minutes or until cooked when tested with a skewer.
  5. Cool for 15 minutes before turning onto a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container until required.
Sunflower Almond Toffee
  1. Spread the nuts and seeds over a baking paper lined oven tray and roast at 180°C for 5 minutes or until golden, cool.
  2. Place the extra sugar and water in a saucepan and heat without boiling, stirring occasionally until the sugar has dissolved. Bring to the boil, without stirring until syrup is a deep golden colour.
  3. With care, pour over the nuts and seeds and use a metal spoon or fork to ensure all the seeds are coated but remain in a single layer. Set aside to cool and harden. Store in an airtight container until required.
Cream Cheese Icing
  1. For the Cream Cheese Icing, beat together the cream cheese and butter with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Add the icing sugar, lemon rind and juice and beat to combine. Spread over the cake. Break the toffee into pieces and use to decorate the cake.
Tips & Hints:
  • The cake will keep at room temperature until it is iced. Refrigerate once iced.
  • Decorate with toffee just prior to serving.
  • Cake will keep for approximately 4 days.
  • To save time, decorate the cake with a spindling of smashed pre-purchased peanut brittle.

Reviews for Butternut Pumpkin Spice Cake with Sunflower Almond Toffee

Average: 3.6 (45 votes)