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    Halloween Pumpkin Cake

    Everyone will be wanting a slice of the action on Halloween with this fun and tasty pumpkin shaped cake!

    Difficulty

    Medium

    Serves

    12 people

    Prep Time

    15 minutes

    Cooking Time

    1 hour 30 minutes

    Every celebration needs a cake and Halloween is no different. Well, it is in a way because you might not want to give out cake slices at the door but if you have a party planned, then a fab cake is just what’s needed. A pumpkin cake no less. And I’m not talking one containing pumpkin, but one in the actual shape. A fun addition to your table that combines autumnal spices and chocolate underneath its bright orange skin. One more thing: don’t worry about every little bit being absolutely perfect. I’m no expert in decorating cakes with fondant, but have found that small flaws can easily be covered with more decorations. Have fun!

    Here's what you'll need:

    • 600g self-raising flour + extra for dusting the cake tin
    • 600g butter + extra for greasing the cake tin
    • 600g golden caster sugar
    • 9 free range eggs
    • 1tsp ground cinnamon
    • 1tsp ground cloves
    • 1tsp ground allspice
    • 1tsp ground ginger

    For the filling/icing:

    • 200g butter
    • 400g icing sugar
    • 50g cocoa powder
    • 3tbsp milk

    For the decoration:

    • 1kg orange ready-made icing
    • 250g brown ready-made icing
    • 100g green ready-made icing
    • Icing sugar for dusting