Eggless Pumpkin Cake is delicious soft cake made using fresh pumpkin puree with hints of spices like cinnamon, ginger & nutmeg. The cake turns out absolutely flavourful and can be easily prepared with few ingredients from kitchen pantry.
I was planning to post this pumpkin cake recipe since a long time & what could be the better time than the month of Halloween to post it 🙂 . In India, since you don’t get tinned pumpkin puree, I have made it from scratch at home. You can used ready made version too.
As more people are becoming health conscious these days, especially when it comes for kids, I have tried to use healthier baking alternatives in this pumpkin cake recipe. Instead of Maida or APF, I have used half APF & half wheat flour. The refined sugar is replaced with brown sugar. I otherwise also prefer using brown sugar as it makes the baked goods more moist. The pumpkin puree is homemade with no preservative or added colours. I have added cinnamon, ginger & nutmeg powder in this cake. You can use ‘Pumpkin spice blend’ too.
For those who are making pumpkin puree for the first time, I have shared the pressure cooker method for it in first step of the recipe. In India, we get two types of pumpkin – green & orange. I recommend using orange pumpkin as green one’s puree turns out yellowish in colour & you make not get that orange hue in your cake.
If you are in mood to make any savoury pumpkin recipe, then do try our ‘Khatta Meetha Kaddu’ or ‘Sweet-Sour Pumpkin Curry‘. It tastes yummy with Indian breads like Paratha & Pooris.
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Youtube video : https://youtu.be/XNDEFDaNdfM
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Hope you will like this easy delicious eggless pumpkin cake recipe !!
List of Ingredients:
- Whole Wheat Flour (Aata) – 1/2 cup
- All Purpose Flour (Maida)- 1/2 cup
- Brown Sugar – 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp
- Pumpkin Puree – 1/2 cup
- Yoghurt (Curd) – 1/3 cup
- Oil – 1/4 cup
- Milk – 1/4 cup
- Baking Powder – 1 tsp
- Baking Soda – 1/4 tsp
- Vanilla Essence – 1/2 tsp
- Cinnamon Powder – 1/8 tsp
- Ginger Powder – 1/8 tsp
- Nutmeg Powder – 1/8 tsp
- You can replace All purpose flour (maida) with equal amount of whole wheat flour for a healthier version.
- Instead of brown sugar, you can use normal white sugar too
- Sunflower Oil has been used in the recipe. You can use olive oil or any other colourless-odourless oil too.
- Incase you are planning to dust some sugar or pour icing on cake, slightly decrease the quantity of sugar in batter as per your taste. This will make sure the cake does not turn out extra sweet.
- If you are making this cake with whole wheat flour only then increase the quantity of milk by 1-2 tbsp.
Steps To Prepare:
In this step we will be making pumpkin puree in pressure cooker. If you are using canned puree, skip this step.
I have taken orange pumpkin (approx 500 grams), cleaned it & scooped out all the seeds from it. In a pressure cooker, I added 3 cups of water & kept a steamer basket inside it. On this basket I placed this pumpkin & steamed it for 2 whistles & then simmered for 5minutes.
Once the pressure is released, take out the pumpkin & let it cool. Scoop out all the flesh using a spoon & blend it to make puree.
We will be using 1/2 cup of this fresh home made pumpkin puree in our cake, so keep it aside for now.
In a mixing bowl, whisk together yoghurt & sugar till sugar is dissolved completely. Add pumpkin puree,vanilla essence & oil to it. Mix well. Keep this bowl aside.
Sieve together whole wheat flour, all purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda & all pumpkin spices. Keep it aside.
Set the oven for preheating at 170 degree Celsius. In the mean time, lets move to next step. Brush some oil inside bundt pan & dust flour on it. This ensures that our cake does not stick to the pan.
Start folding the sieved flour into the wet ingredients bowl gradually. Add milk little by little during folding. If you are making this cake using whole wheat flour only you may require 1-2 tbsp more milk.
Pour this batter in prepared cake tin & bake at 170 degree celsius for 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes check the inside of the cake using toothpick or knife. If it comes out clean the cake is ready, else bake for 2-3 minutes more. Bring it out of oven & after 10-15 minutes, invert it over a wire rack. Let the cake cool down completely on a wire rack.
You can dust some sugar on it or pour vanilla glaze as shown in picture. To prepare this vanilla glaze you need:
- Powdered Sugar – 1/2 cup
- Milk – 1/2 tbsp
- Vanilla Essence – 2 to 3 drops
Mix above ingredients well & drizzle over the cake using a spoon or piping bag.
Enjoy this delicious soft eggless pumpkin cake with a cup of hot chocolate or latte.
Bon Appetit !