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Spiced Pumpkin Traybake with Cream Cheese Icing.

Autumn Spiced Pumpkin Tray Bake

This is a wonderful, moist spiced cake perfect for Autumn. For Halloween you could decorate with ghoulish sprinkles.
Course cake
Cuisine American
Keyword pumpkin taybake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 15 squares
Calories 399 kcal
Author Jenny


Pumpkin cake

  • 200 grams unsalted butter melted
  • 300 grams self raising flour
  • 200 grams light brown sugar
  • 100 grams caster sugar
  • 4 large eggs beaten
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 400 grams grated pumpkin
  • 2 tsps ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsps mixed spice
  • ½ tsp salt

Cream Cheese Icing

  • 50 grams unsalted butter room temperature
  • 300 grams full fat cream cheese
  • 125 grams icing sugar


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 C. Beat the eggs and butter together in a large mixing bowl with a hand held electric mixer or in a free standing mixer.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients together in another bowl before adding to the eggs and mixing together well. Add the grated pumpkin and mix again thoroughly. Simples.
  3. Pour the batter into a greased and lined baking tray. I use bakoglide. Mine measured 20 cm by 30 cm. Bake for 45 mins until springy to the touch and an inserted skewer comes out clean.
  4. Leave to cool for ten mins in the tin before removing to a wire rack to completely cool.
  5. Add all the ingredients to a food processor and whizz together. If you don't have a food processor then sieve your icing sugar onto the butter and cream cheese and beat well to combine to a smooth paste.
  6. Using a palette knife spread the icing all over the cake. Using a ruler or just your eye if you're confident cut up into squares. Decorate with fudge chunks or whatever scary sprinkles you can find for Halloween.
  7. Apply to terribly bereft face.
Nutrition Facts
Autumn Spiced Pumpkin Tray Bake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 399 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 107mg36%
Sodium 210mg9%
Potassium 175mg5%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 29g32%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 4905IU98%
Vitamin C 1.2mg1%
Calcium 71mg7%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.