Two tone pumpkin and chocolate cake

Two-tone pumpkin and chocolate cake


The two-tone pumpkin and chocolate cake is a sideboard dessert that we can enjoy at any time of the day: for breakfast , as a snack or as a dessert at the end of a meal. This cake, delicious and beautiful to look at, comes from the combination of pumpkin and chocolate, a mix of truly delicious flavors that enhance each other.


  • 350 g pumpkin the pulp clean
  • 3 eggs
  • 180 g sugar
  • 100 g butter melted
  • 350 g 00 flour
  • 8 g baking powder
  • 50 _ milk
  • 15 g bitter cocoa
  • 50 g dark chocolate melted


  1. Let’s start by steaming the pumpkin for 20 minutes.
  2. We place the cooked pumpkin in a tall, narrow glass and blend with the immersion blender until we have a smooth cream. Set aside and let cool.
  3. We break the eggs into a bowl and add the sugar. Beat with an electric whisk for at least 5 minutes, until the mixture is light and swollen.
  4. Add the melted butter and mix.
  5. We also add the flour a little at a time.
  6. Finally we add baking powder and milk. Mix until you have a homogeneous mixture.
  7. We divide the dough into two parts and in one we incorporate the cooked pumpkin and blend to mix it.
  8. To the other half of the dough we add the cocoa and melted chocolate and mix, again with the whisk (if necessary we can add a few spoonfuls of milk).
  9. We butter and flour a 26cm diameter cake mold and then place a disc of baking paper on the bottom to prevent the cake from sticking. We pour the pumpkin mixture first and level.
  10. Add the chocolate mixture by spoonfuls.
  11. With a wooden stick we make wavy movements in order to create an “intertwining” with the two doughs and therefore a decoration on the surface. Place the cake in the oven and cook it in a preheated static oven at 170°C for 40 minutes, or in a fan oven at 160°C for the same time. Before taking it out of the oven, we test it with a toothpick to make sure that the cake is well cooked.
  12. Once cooked, we can sprinkle with a little icing sugar if desired, but it can also be left as is, so that the spectacular two-tone decoration can be seen. Let’s cut our pumpkin and chocolate cake into slices and enjoy it!