How to make it

  • To prepare oven, pan: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter 9-inch fluted tube pan. Set aside.
  • To make cake: Cream butter, sugar and orange zest until light and fluffy. Add whole egg and 2 egg yolks, 1 at a time, beating well and scraping down sides of bowl between each addition. Beat in pumpkin puree. Sift together flours, baking powder and salt. Add to pumpkin batter in 3 or 4 stages, blending gently but thoroughly after each use. Stir in final addition of dry ingredients by hand if you have been using mixer, to avoid over-working batter. In clean, small bowl, whip egg whites until they hold soft peaks. Fold into batter.
  • To bake cake: Scrape batter into prepared pan. Smooth surface. Bake in center of oven for 50 to 60 minutes, or until top is springy when lightly touched, sides are beginning to pull away from pan and wooden skewer inserted into center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes. Invert onto wire rack. Cool completely. (Note: Cake keeps very well for several days, well-wrapped, and freezes beautifully for up to 2 months.)
  • To make syrup: In small saucepan, combine orange juice and sugar. Stir over low heat until sugar has dissolved. Increase heat. Bring to a boil. Boil without stirring for 2 minutes. Use immediately or allow to cool and refrigerate for up to 3 days (reheat gently).
  • To serve: Place 1 slice of pumpkin-orange cake on each plate. Spoon warm syrup over each piece. Accompany with scoop of thick vanilla yogurt (for breakfast) or ice cream (for dessert).
  • Makes 10 servings.

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    " It was excellent "
    heartbrazil ate it and said...
    Nice recipe, sounds very tasty. 5 forks
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    " It was excellent "
    snowcat17 ate it and said...
    That's where 'The Great Pumpkin' disappeared too! 'he' jumprd right into this recipe!!! Great one Pat, bk'd and saved for the Holiday weekend HIGH FIVE!!!
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    " It was excellent "
    peetabear ate it and said...
    good post..!! five forks
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    " It was excellent "
    jolielives ate it and said...
    Now I realize what the pumpkin outside my door has been saying to me.
    "Make Pat's Orange & Pumpkin B'fast Cakes out of me" lol Was just waiting for your post Pat. Bookmarked & 5ved. Thank you.
    Jo & Lee
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    " It was excellent "
    lanabade ate it and said...
    Nice cake,5 forks!
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