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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Healthilicious Pumpkin Cake

This recipe has been published in 

When I saw the theme for Aspiring Bakers #22: Lightened Up Cakes (August 2012) hosted by Qi Ting of A Dessert Diet, I was really keen and excited to participate for my very first time. I was cracking my head for a less fat and less sugar recipe as per the theme requirement and so I decided to make this Healthilicious Pumpkin Cake (modify recipe from Nasi Lemak Lover). Mindful of the ingredients for my diabetic Mother-in-Law, so I cut down the sugar and oil for this recipe. The result was fantastic, the cake was not sweet, its soft and light. However, it lacked the pumpkin taste (even though I added 200g of pumpkin) but overall a healthy cake.


  • 3 Eggs (medium)
  • 100g sugar (reduced 30g)
  • 200g Pumpkin (steamed & mashed)
  • 150g cake flour
  • 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp Baking soda
  • 80g Corn oil (reduced 20g)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence


1. Preheat oven to 160 degree C.
2. Sieve flour, baking powder & soda together. Sieve twice & set aside.
3. Beat eggs, sugar, vanilla & pumpkin till stiff/ribbon stage.
4. Fold in flour & mix well.
5. Add in corn oil & mix well till batter is shiny & flowing.
6. Pour batter into cup fillers or loaf pan. Sprinkle some chopped walnuts on top (optional).
7. Bake for 30mins.


Rachel said...

Hi Cecilia,

I had tried on this pumpkin cake. is very soft and nice. Very healthy too! Thanks.


BeautyMe said...

Thank to qiting93 for publishing my Healthilicious Pumpkin Cake in the ASPIRING BAKERS #22: LIGHTENED UP CAKES (AUGUST 2012)