Orange Ginger Pumpkin Cake

Matt's Pantry


  • 1/2 Cup  unsalted butter
  • 1/2  Cup  plus 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • large eggs, one separated
  • 1/2 Cup  pumpkin purée
  • 1 Tablespoon  orange zest
  • 1 Tablespoon  grated ginger
  • 3/4 Cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 Cup  cake flour
  • 1 Teaspoon  baking powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon  cinnamon
  • 1/4 Teaspoon  nutmeg
  •  Pinch of  salt
  •   Juice from 1 orange

Serve a little something out of the ordinary this Thanksgiving and try this orange ginger cake recipe in place of a traditional pumpkin pie. Freshly grated ginger adds a unique flavor to the recipe that is a easy to make and calls for ingredients you probably have lying around your kitchen.


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter or spray with cooking spray a baking pan and set aside. Cream the butter and ½ cup of the sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the whole egg and the yolk one at a time, beating well and scraping the sides of the bowl. Beat in the pumpkin, orange zest, and ginger.

Sift together the flours, baking powder, and salt. Add to the pumpkin batter in 3 or 4 stages, blending thoroughly after each. In a small bowl, whip the egg white until they hold soft peaks. Fold into batter, then scrape the batter into the prepared pan. Bake in the center of the oven for 50-60 minutes. Allow to cool for at least 10 minutes.

For the syrup, combine the orange juice and 1/4 cup of the sugar in a small sauce pan over low heat until the sugar dissolves, and then increase the heat bringing to a boil. Boil with out stirring for 1 minute. Allow to cool and serve with the cake and a scoop of vanilla ice cream.


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Calories per serving:

269 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Sodium Low Potassium, Kidney Friendly, Vegetarian, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 104g 159%
  • Carbs 285g 95%
  • Saturated 62g 310%
  • Fiber 13g 51%
  • Trans 4g
  • Sugars 172g
  • Monounsaturated 28g
  • Polyunsaturated 6g
  • Protein 29g 59%
  • Cholesterol 616mg 205%
  • Sodium 820mg 34%
  • Calcium 573mg 57%
  • Magnesium 94mg 24%
  • Potassium 935mg 27%
  • Iron 11mg 63%
  • Zinc 3mg 18%
  • Phosphorus 885mg 126%
  • Vitamin A 1,911µg 212%
  • Vitamin C 112mg 186%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 86%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 75%
  • Niacin (B3) 9mg 45%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 21%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 358µg 89%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 18%
  • Vitamin D 4µg 1%
  • Vitamin E 6mg 28%
  • Vitamin K 29µg 36%
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