Pumpkinseed Oil Cake With Cream-cheese Frosting 🍂🍁🍂

by Jennifer
8 servings
1 hr 15 min

Even though Autumn is over, incorporating pumpkin into dishes is my all time favorite go-to! Have you ever tried using pumpkinseed oil?? No? Me neither !! So I thought I’ll give it a try and I was surprised how good it is! This recipe is also not too sweet which makes the combination with the frosting even better! You can totally leave it out but I highly recommend it. The batter consists out of pumpkinseed oil, grounded pumpkin seeds and of course all the common cake ingredients. You will find the recipe below. So give it a try and welcome autumn with this fantastic cake. I found this recipe @mehl_reise myself and I can highly recommend it.

Pumpkinseed Oil Cake With Cream-cheese Frosting 🍂🍁🍂
Recipe details
  • 8  servings
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 60 Minutes Total time: 1 hr 15 min
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For the batter
  • 350 g flour (2 1/3 cup)
  • 190 g butter, room temp. (3/4 cup)
  • 180 ml cream (3/4 cup)
  • 170 g icing sugar (1 1/3 cup)
  • 100 g grounded pumpkinseeds (3/4 cup)
  • 30 ml pumpkinseed oil (2 tbsp)
  • 20 g baking powder (1 tbsp)
  • four eggs
  • vanilla essence (1 teaspoon)
For the frosting
  • 70g cream cheese (1/3 cup)
  • 100g icing sugar (3/4 cup)
For the batter
Combine butter, sugar, vanilla and eggs first and then slowly add flour, baking powder.
Add cream and mix until soft batter.
Part the batter and add the oil and the pumpkin seeds to the one half.
Alternate adding the batters into the sprayed cake pan and put into the oven for 60 min at 180 degrees.
Let cool down and if desired top with cream cheese frosting and chopped pumpkin seeds.
Mix Cream cheese and icing sugar and put on (cooled) cake. Top with chopped pumpkin seeds.
Put into the fridge for the frosting to set.
  • You can find pumpkin seed oil in Lidl at the moment.
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  • Donnagriffith Donnagriffith on Dec 14, 2020

    what are the measurements. we don't use g

    • Jennifer Jennifer on Dec 22, 2020

      Apologies! I am from Austria and we exclusively use grams. I looked the converted measurements up and added them in the recipe.

      However, please be aware that the measurements are much more exact while using grams. Enjoy!

  • Mary McDonald Mary McDonald on Dec 27, 2021

    Uh , where’s the pumpkin? The purée? It’s not pumpkin without real pumpkin! If you didn’t grow the smaller sweet sugar pumpkins, then canned ‘pure’ pumpkin will do. And add a little evaporated (not condensed) milk to add a touch of extra mmm to the loaf

    PS. To me, using oils, seeds etc, doesn’t seem authentic. I once made banana muffins for my family’s lunches and snuck some banana flavouring in as I didn’t have enough bananas-I felt guilty as sin! No one noticed but I never did that again. 😊 Happy New Year to you and yours in 2022! It’s GOT to get better doesn’t it?😬🙏👍🏽