Pumpkin Apple Cake

This moist and fragrant cake is simply stuffed with great nourishment, from the beta-carotene of pumpkin to the healthy vitamins and minerals of apple. When you bake it, the sweet warming spices will make your oven into a shrine to the harvest season–and will make your mouth water in anticipation!

Here is the recipe for this easy-to-make, luscious harvest cake (and be sure to scroll down for four more great recipes):


1 cup cooked or canned pumpkin puree
2 large eggs, beaten
1 cup organic sugar
3/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped apple
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
Whipped cream or confectionersí sugar for topping (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 325F. Prepare an 8-inch round cake pan by greasing and flouring it.

2. Combine pumpkin, eggs, and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Add flour, cinnamon, baking powder, ginger, and salt, stirring to combine. Add apples and nuts, stirring again. Pour mixture into prepared pan.

3. Bake 20 to 25 minutes, until a cake tester inserted in the middle comes out clean.

4. Cool the cake, still in the pan, on a wire rack for 10 minutes, then invert the cake onto the rack, remove pan, and cool cake completely.

5. When ready to serve, turn cake on to a pretty plate and top with whipped cream or confectionersí sugar, if desired, or serve plain.

Serves 6.

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By Cait Johnson, author of Witch in the Kitchen (Inner Traditions, 2001).


Vita Pagh
Vita P4 years ago

Sounds great. Thanks.

Suz F.
Suz F4 years ago

..sounds yum--I will make two and layer it--yum--thanks of sharing = )...

Donna Hamilton
Donna Hamilton4 years ago

Sounds great! Thanks.

Winn Adams
Winn A5 years ago


Sue R.
Sue R5 years ago

Love anything with pumpkin. Thanks

Duane B.
.5 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Elisabeth T.
Elisabeth T5 years ago

Will definitely be making this cake soon. Thanks for the great recipe...

J.L. A.
JL A5 years ago


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Cathy Noftz
Cathy Noftz6 years ago

~This recipe seems like it would be delious!!~I definitly would like to try!!~