I found a recipe for a pumpkin tea cake from Tartine last week that I absolutely had to make. It looked so perfect.
The original recipe calls for the cake to be encrusted in sugar. I decided to bake mine in my Pumpkin Loaf Pan. I was surprised at how much cinnamon was in this recipe, but it didn’t taste overwhelming.
The cake was very moist with a tender crumb. It was easy to make and devoured in a day. This recipe is definitely a keeper.
Pumpkin Tea Cake
Yield: 1 loaf
- 1 2/3 cups (225 g) all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tsp (7 ml) baking powder
- 1/2 tsp (2 ml) baking soda
- 1 tbsp + 2 tsps (25 ml) ground cinnamon
- 2 tsps (10 ml) nutmeg, freshly grated
- 1/4 tsp (1 ml) ground cloves
- 1 cup + 2 tbsps (255 g) pumpkin purée
- 1 cup (250 ml) vegetable oil
- 1 1/3 cups (270 g) sugar
- 3/4 tsp (4 ml) salt
- 3 large eggs
1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Grease a 9×5-inch loaf pan. Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves into a mixing bowl. The the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the pumpkin purée, oil, sugar, and salt together until well blended. Beat the eggs in one at a time. Scrape the sides of the bowl as necessary. Add the flour and mix until just combined. You don’t want to overbeat the batter as it will result in a tougher crumb. Then beat for 5 to 10 seconds until smooth. Pour the batter into the loaf pan and tap the pan on the counter to help flatten the batter out.
2. Bake for approximately one hour or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
3. Let cake cool before removing.