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Pumpkin Cake with Apple Top

Rated as 3.17 out of 5 Stars

"This is my own idea for a pumpkin cake, based on my favorite carrot cake recipe."
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55 m servings 579
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9 inch round cake pan.
  2. Mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, cardamom, lemon zest, and ginger in a large bowl. Add the egg yolk, pumpkin puree, and oil; mix until smooth. Gently stir the egg whites into the batter; pour into prepared pan. Arrange the apple slices atop the batter; sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon.
  3. Bake in preheated oven until a knife inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, about 40 minutes. Allow to cool before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 579 calories; 28.6 75.9 7.3 34 194 Full nutrition

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I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I didn't care for this recipe at all. I had extra pumpkin puree (from a can) so thought this cake sounded like it could be good. Unfortunately, it wasn...

This is not really sweet and pretty dense. Nobody has touched it since our first taste.

I really liked this recipe. I loved that is really moist and that it's not too sweet. There's a good balance of flavors. My in laws who are French and aren't used to too many pumpkin based cakes...

I thought this turned out rather well, and I did mess up. I baked at 350, not 300. Perhaps the recipe submitter's oven runs hot or she has a convection oven. bc 300 would never work in my oven...

Obediently i baked 300 degrees for 40 minutes, then 20 minutes more, then jacked it up to 350 and baked for another 25 minutes. After all that, it had just gone golden around the edges, and just...