Orange Ginger Pumpkin Cake

Orange Ginger Pumpkin Cake
Staff Writer
Matt's Pantry

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.

8
Servings
288
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 Cup plus 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 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

Directions

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
9g
13%
Sugar
5g
6%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Carbohydrate, by difference
47g
36%
Protein
6g
13%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
35mg
4%
Choline, total
3mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Fluoride, F
1µg
0%
Folate, total
60µg
15%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
16mg
5%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
102mg
15%
Selenium, Se
8µg
15%
Sodium, Na
164mg
11%
Water
4g
0%

Orange Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Orange Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.