Pumpkin cake and Hallowe’en coffee

Halloween-lanternIf you’re running a commercial coffee business, such as a coffee shop or restaurant, you’ll now how important seasonal sales can be. Gear up for Hallowe’en with our pumpkin cake and Hallowe’en special coffee.

For the cake:

Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius, and prepare a shallow 23cm square baking tin by greasing and lining with greaseproof paper.


In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients together except the pumpkin and the dried fruit. Beat together thoroughly until you have a smooth batter. Stir in the pumpkin and fruit, and spoon the batter into the prepared tin. Smooth it out evenly with the back of a spoon, and tap the tin on the kitchen worktop to remove any air bubbles. Put the tin in the oven for 25 – 30 minutes, until the cake is well risen and the top is slightly springy to the touch. Prick the cake in the centre with a clean skewer, and if the skewer comes out cleanly with no trace of cake mixture, the cake is ready. Leave to cool slightly in the tin, then turn out onto a cooling rack. When fully cool, cut into squares. Serve with Hallowe’en coffee.

For the coffee:

Make a latte as per normal, but add spoonfuls of cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger to the coffee before brewing, so that the spices are brewed along with the drink. Sweeten to taste, thenĀ hold a pumpkin or other Hallowe’en template over the drink and dust it with cocoa.

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