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Cranberry and Pumpkin Cake

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Cranberry and Pumpkin Cake

The fragrance of spices and a sprinkling of cute with pumpkin and cranberries! It's said that cranberries were even used as medicine in ancient times. No one said cakes have to be unhealthy!


  • 250 gr Plain flour
  • 10 ml Bicarbonate Soda
  • 10 ml Baking Powder
  • 4 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 100 gr Dark brown sugar
  • 150 ml Vegetable oil
  • 3 Eggs
  • 300 gr Pumpkin cooked soft
  • 75 gr Dried cranberry


  • Sieve the flour, bicarbonate of soda and baking powder into a bowl with the pumpkin pie spice. Mix in the brown sugar and make a well in the centre.
  • Add the oil and beaten eggs. Beat well until all the ingredients are combined. Stir in the cooked pumpkin and cranberries.
  • Remove the kneading blade from the bread pan and line the bottom and sides with baking parchment.
  • Place the mixture in the bread pan, and select the menu 13 and enter 55 mins on the timer.
  • Test the bread with a skewer to see if the cake is cooked. If the cake does require extra time, select menu 13 again and enter a further 3-5 mins on the timer.
  • Take the bread pan out of the bread maker. Leave to stand for 5-10 mins before removing from the bread pan and allowing to cool.