Rum Raisin Pumpkin Cake

This is a fusion of pumpkin bread and the Indian Christmas cake otherwise called as plum cake.Image
Flour – 3.5 cups
Sugar – 3 cups
Cooking oil – 1 cup
water – 2/3 cup
Eggs – 4
pumpkin – 8 oz can
Baking soda – 2 tsp
Baking powder – 1 tsp
Salt – 2tsp
pumpkin pie spice mix – 4 tsp

If you do not have pumpkin pie spice mix, you can use :

cinnamon – 1 tsp
clove – 1 tsp
nutmeg – 1 tsp
allspice – 1 tspImage

For the rum raisin part :

Take 1 cup of raisins. You can also add other dried fruits or dates.Image

Coat the raisins with flour.Image
Soak the raisins in 1/2 cup of rum and leave it overnight. You can use up to 1 cup of rum.Image
Quick roast some walnuts in microwave and chop them.Image
Sift the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice mix and salt) together.Image
Blend the oil and sugar.Image
Beat in one egg at a time.Image
After blending in all four eggs, add the pumpkin.Image
Add the combined flour in three batches alternating with water.Image
Stir in the rum-soaked raisins and chopped walnuts.Image
Grease and dust a cake pan. You can also use loaf pans.Pour the cake mix into the pan and bake at 350 degrees. It took little over an hour to get done. If you are using loaf pans, it will take less time.Image
Serve with a scoop of ice cream or whipped cream or just the cake on its own.
(You can use mashed bananas instead of pumpkin, but the banana cakes usually come out denser than the pumpkin cakes.)Image