Pumpkin and Cinnamon cake

Pumpkin, a humble vegetable, can be a culinary delight !! Rich in Vitamin A and flavonoid poly -phenolic anti -toxidants. The crop is commercially produced throughout the world for use as vegetable and seeds.

It is difficult to feed vegetables to kids :/ and so easy to feed fast -food !! πŸ˜› So , I live upto the image of a sneaky mom πŸ˜‰ I sneak in vegetables in innumerable ways πŸ˜€

pumpkin and cinnamon cake

This piece of lovely red pumpkin was lying in one corner of the fridge and i am against ‘wastage’ of any kind πŸ˜‰ Here was born the idea of a cake πŸ˜€

pumpkin and cinnamon cake

Here’s what i did………..


1 cup – pumpkin (ground it to paste)

1 1/2 cup – granulated sugar

1/4 cup – vegetable oil

1 tsp – cinnamon powder

1/4 tsp – salt

1/2 tsp – baking powder

1/2 tsp – baking soda

1 1/2 cup – refined flour

1 tbsp – icing sugar/ powdered sugar

2 nos – eggs


Grind 1 1/2 cup sugar to powder for easy blending. Beat the eggs and pumpkin paste together. Add the powdered sugar. Once the sugar has blended well, add the baking powder, soda, cinnamon powder and salt. Gently, whisk for a min. Add the flour gradually and fold it in.

Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Prepare a 7″ pan (this will be a small cake) and pour in the batter. Bake for 1 hour and 5 mins. Insert a knife or toothpick to check, if it comes out clean, your cake is done.

Take the cake out after 10 mins and cool. Dust the cake with icing/ powdered sugar.

Ready to serve.

pumpkin and cinnamon cake

Note : Before dusting with icing / powdered sugar, make sure the cake has cooled down completely or else the sugar will melt.


About andy

hi there.....friends call me Andy :) I am a school teacher by profession. Passionate about reading, some random experimental cooking, some hit 'n' miss photography......and i am a dreamer ;) Thank you for popping by :)
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12 Responses to Pumpkin and Cinnamon cake

  1. Love fusion of pumpkin and cinnamon there …. delectable. …

  2. Lovely simple recipe πŸ™‚

  3. heather says:

    There is no butter or oil – looks good.

    • andy says:

      thank you Heather…….that was remarkable observation….edited the post……i did use 1/4 cup vegetable oil. Thank you for pointing that out. I actually, need some memory boosters :/

  4. Madraasi says:

    Lovely Andy. Really nowadays feeding kids is a big terrific job πŸ™‚

  5. Malar says:

    I am in to with no wastage πŸ™‚ Lovely cake Andy loved pumpkin and cinnamon together…. πŸ™‚

  6. Chhapan Bhog says:

    II can imagine it would be such an awesome cake with pumpkin and cinnamon together.. This wah we can also bluff and make some healthy snacking for the kids too…:)

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