PUMPKIN AND BLACK CHOCOLATE LOAF

 

 

Serves: 6/8

Prep Time: 30 mins

Cooking Time: 1 hour

 

Ingredients

225g roasted squash/pumpkin, cut into cubes and roasted

175g chopped dates

1 eggs

150g sugar

150ml veg oil

275g flour

2tsp baking powder

tsp grd cinnamon

100g dried cherries

 

Icing – 150g icing sugar

50g sifted black cocoa powder

3-4tbs warm water, until perfect consistency

 

Decorate with more cherries

 

method

  1. Whisk the sugar, eggs and oil together in a mixing bowl.
  2. Mash the dates and pumpkin together and fold into the mix.
  3. Sift in the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, mix well and stir in the cherries.
  4. Spoon the mix into a greased, lined 2lb loaf tin.
  5. Bake at 180 for 1 hour – and let it cool.
  6. For the icing – Mix with a wooden spoon, add more water if you want it a little looser.
  7. Spread onto the cake, decorate.

 

 


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