Spiced Pumpkin Cake

Ingredients

  • 500g Jap Pumpkin, chopped into 4cm pieces
  • 250g butter softened
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste or essence
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups SR flour
  • 1/3 cup sour cream

Topping

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbs caster sugar
  • 3/4 cup plain flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 60g butter softened

Method

1. Cook pumpkin in a steamer for 20 minutes till tender. Place in a bowl and mash.
(if you have a Thermomix cook pumpkin in the Thermomix with 2 inches water, drain, process till smooth).
2. Preheat oven 180C.
3. Grease 22cm square cake pan and line base and sides with baking paper.
4. With an electric mixer, beat butter, sugar, spice and vanilla till pale and creamy.
5. Add eggs, one at a time.
6. Add mashed pumpkin. Stir.
7. Add flour and sour cream. Stir.
8. Spoon into pan and smooth the top.

Topping

9. Combine ingredients and, using your fingertips, rub the butter in until mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs.
10. Sprinkle over the top of cake mixture.
11. Bake for 40-45 minutes until a skewer, inserted in the centre, comes out clean.
Served warm is delicious - especially with a dollop of cream!