On Halloween we had some friends over and we made some plain fridge biscuits and the children had to decorate them as scarily as they could. They had lots of fun.
Our recipe this week is Pumpkin and Orange Cake. I did make pumpkin pie but it didn't go down very well. I thought it was lovely but no-one else liked it.
As always I like to start with saying thanks to those that joined in last week. This time thanks goes to T from Autism Mumma who made a delicious looking Rustic Apple Crumble. Thank you for joining us. If you would like to join in please use the linky at the end of this post. I'd love to see and share what you've been cooking with your kids. If you need some inspiration check out our Kids in the Kitchen Pinterest board.
Pumpkin and Orange Cake
300g self raising flour
300g light muscovado sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp ginger
2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/2 tsp salt
4 eggs, beaten
200g melted butter
zest 1 orange
juice 1 orange
500g peeled weight pumpkin grated
85g softened unsalted butter
170g icing sugar, sifted
tbs orange juice
preheat oven to 180C gas mark 4
butter and line a 30 x 20 cm baking tray
beat the eggs into the melted butter.
Add the flour, sugar, spices, soda and salt
Stir in the orange zest and 1tbs of the orange juice
Stir in the pumpkin
Pour into the tin and bake for 30 mins until springy to touch and a skewer comes out clean
While still warm in the tin, pour over the rest of the orange juice.
To make the frosting,
mix together the butter, icing sugar and then add the orange juice.
Boo had lots of fun mixing the ingredients. She was happy to keep my secret and we didn't tell the rest of the family that their was pumpkin in the cake. Everyone had insisted that they didn't like pumpkin, so I wanted them to try the cake before knowing the ingredients. We all decided it tasted like carrot cake only sweeter and with more of an orange flavour.
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