Betty's Pumpkin, Ginger & Caramel Gingerbread

Betty's Pumpkin, Ginger & Caramel Gingerbread Recipe

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Betty Bramanis


A moist gingery and slightly spicy gingerbread - topped with a rum based caramel sauce. (I use rum essence). Serve warm or at room temp. This makes a large cake and presents beautifully!

Original recipe is from the Australian Women's Weekly magazine a few years ago, but I have slightly altered it for my family.


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14-16 slices
20 Min
50 Min


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    3/4 cup butter - softened
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    2 teaspoons vanilla
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    2 teaspoons minced ginger
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    1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar
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    3 eggs
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    3 cups self raising flour
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    3 teaspoons ground ginger
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    1 teaspoon cinnamon
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    1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
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    1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
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    1 teaspoon bicarb
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    1 cup buttermilk
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    1 1/2 cups mashed pumpkin (drained well)

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    3 tablespoons butter
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    1/2 cup packed brown sugar
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    3 tablespoons cream
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    1 tablespoon rum

How to Make Betty's Pumpkin, Ginger & Caramel Gingerbread


  1. Pre-heat oven to 365oF/180oC.
    Well grease a 9 inch/22cm bunt cake tin
  2. Beat the sugar, butter and ginger until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time.
  3. Sift in the flour, all the spices & the bicarb. Fold through with the buttermilk. Add the pumpkin & stir well.
  4. Carefully pour the batter into the pan. Bake for 50 minutes - or until cooked when tested with a skewer.
  5. Cool cake in the tin for 15 minutes before turning out on to a plate. Pour prepared caramel sauce all over the top. Serve warm or at room temp.
  6. CARAMEL SAUCE - Over a medium heat, melt the butter, sugar and cream. Ensure the sugar has melted.
    Bring to the boil and add in the rum and stir well.
    Remove from the heat and slightly cool (2-3 minutes) before using.

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About Betty's Pumpkin, Ginger & Caramel Gingerbread

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Australian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian Soy Free

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