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Pumpkin Sponge Cake


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Pumpkin Sponge Cake

This delicious lowfat cake is loaded with vitamins and fall flavors. Make cupcakes and frost with your favorite frosting, or bake layers and serve it as a festive fall cake with poached pears.


  • Ready Time : 0 min



  • 8 ounces (2 cups) cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


1. Preheat oven to 375° F. Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners, or line an 8-inch square pan with parchment paper.
2. Whisk together flour, cinnamon, and baking soda; set aside.
3. Place eggs and sugar in a mixer bowl, and beat at high speed until they reach a ribbon stage (when you lift the beater out of the mixture, the eggs and sugar will form a ribbon that will hold its shape for a few seconds).
4. Fold pumpkin into the egg mixture. Add the flour mixture, and gently mix together.
5. Spoon batter into the prepared pan. Bake until the cake is lightly browned and an inserted toothpick comes out clean, about 10 to 12 minutes for cupcakes, or 30 minutes for the cake. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.

Yield: 12 cupcakes or 1 (8-inch) cake

About Chef Laura Frankel


I am a chef, restauranteur, cookbook author and mother, you can find out more about me on my blog: ChefLaurasKosher.com




6 Responses to Pumpkin Sponge Cake

  1. avatar says: hudis

    8 ounces or 2 cups of flour? 8 ounces is 1 cup.

  2. avatar says: JoanKL

    8 fluid ounces is 1 cup.
    4 c. flour is ~ 1 lb. (16 oz. by weight) So 8 oz. by weight would be 2 c.

  3. avatar says: JoanKL

    The picture suggests this was baked in a loaf pan, 9×5 . Wonder if it would bake successfully in a 9″ tube pan, lined with parchment.

  4. avatar says: frippie

    how would one make this recipe without an automatic mixer?
    what flours would be acceptable to substitute for cake flour? would white whole wheat flour work? if so, should the amount be changed?
    thank you.

    • you can use a whisk and whisk the ingredients together.

      you can use white spelt flour or in a pinch you can use all purpose flour.

      • avatar says: frippie

        thank you. I would prefer to use any whole grain flour, otherwise I’ll skip it. Is that possible? Which one would you recommend?

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