Is it Red Devil’s Food Cake or a more heavenly addition to your Halloween party… Angel Food Cake? Here’s another alternative.
175 grams sugar
½ cup oil
zest of 1 orange
½ cup orange juice
1 cup pumpkin puree
225 grams flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon cloves
1 star anise, ground
Preheat oven to 180°C. Put 10 paper cases into muffin tins.
Sift flour, baking powder, cinnamon, cloves, and star anise into a bowl. Set aside.
Pour eggs, sugar, and oil into the bowl of a freestanding mixer. Beat vigorously until light and fluffy.
Turn the speed down. Add the orange zest, orange juice and pumpkin puree. Mix to combine.
Add the sifted flour and spices. Stir in gently.
Spoon the mixture into the paper cases.
Bake for about 20 minutes or until a skewer comes out cleanly.
Allow cupcakes to cool.
To finish your Pumpkin Cupcakes, add your favourite icing (frosting). We think a cream cheese icing with a hint of orange works well.