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Pumpkin Apple Cake

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 confectioners’ 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 confectioners’ sugar, if desired, or serve plain.

Serves 6.

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

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Cait Johnson, MFA, is the author of six books, including Earth, Water, Fire, and Air: Essential Ways of Connecting to Spirit, Witch in the Kitchen, Celebrating the Great Mother and Tarot Games. She has been a counselor for more than 20 years, and teaches workshops on seasonal elemental approaches to self-healing, conscious eating, and soul-nurturing creativity.

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2:41PM PDT on May 1, 2013

Sounds great. Thanks.

12:18PM PDT on Apr 22, 2013

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

6:08AM PST on Feb 14, 2013

Sounds great! Thanks.

5:25PM PST on Nov 21, 2012


3:41PM PST on Nov 21, 2012

Love anything with pumpkin. Thanks

4:15PM PST on Nov 20, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

5:18AM PDT on Oct 29, 2012

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

11:40PM PDT on Oct 18, 2012


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9:19PM PST on Nov 15, 2011

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

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