Masarang Clove Pumpkin Cake

November 8th, 2010 | Posted by greg in Daily life... | Recipes

A few weeks ago, I received some cloves from the Masarang community in Indonesia; the same place I received palm sugar earlier this year. It was right on time with our festive season kicking in! We usually serve banana cake for our breakfast and since we’ve got loads of pumpkins on hand, we worked out a recipe using the good old orange fruit (yes… I thought it was a vegetable too, until I read this…) and the precious cloves from Indonesia. These cloves are fat and healthy; and they sure smell like it! Beautiful :)

I was very happy with the outcome, both in terms of flavors and texture. Nice and moist with all the spiciness you want in this colder weather!!

The recipe!

2 pcs eggs

130 gm White sugar

170 ml Vegetable oil

215 gm Pumpkin puree (we used Japanese pumpkin)

130 gm Cake flour

1 tsp Baking powder

1/4 tsp Cinnamon powder

1/4 tsp Ground Masarang clove

1/4 tsp Baking soda

1/4 tsp Salt

150 gm Toasted walnut halves

150 gm Golden raisins


Mix all the ingredients together except the walnut and the raisins. Blend the ingredients in a smooth paste. Add the walnut and raisins and mix well. Apply grease and flour to your rectangle loaf molds and pour the dough to 3/4 of the height. Bake at 185°C for about 45 minutes.

If you’d like to apply a glazing on the cake or if you use this recipe to make cupcakes, you might want to check out this post for some ideas with glazing and topping.

Bon appétit!

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