Two coloured pumpkin chocolate cake with olive oil

Think of luscious good quality chocolate and of sweet and nutty pumpkin, put them together and you have a match made in heaven!

It is school holidays over here in the UK and we have been very busy in the kitchen. Our latest creation was in fact a pumpkin and chocolate cake made with olive oil.

If you have never baked cakes with pumpkin before than this can be a good one to try out: simple, rustic and delicious, perfect for breakfast too especially for dunking.

As I have mentioned before that I love pumpkin and I have it almost every day now that’s in season. I always prefer using fresh pumpkin rather than the tinned stuff but of course if you cannot find it where you live tinned pumpkin would do too.

I have found this cake to be even better the next day!

Enjoy x

  • Prep Time : 25 minutes
  • Cook Time : 35 minutes
  • Yield : 6


  • self raising flour (spelt or wheat) – 300 g – 2 + ½ cup
  • eggs (at room temperature) – 3
  • raw pumpkin chopped – 300 g – 2 cups
  • brown sugar – 200 g – 1 cup + 2 tbsp
  • olive oil – 80 ml – 3 fl oz
  • vanilla essence – 1 tsp
  • chocolate chips – 100 g – 5/8 cup
  • cocoa powder – 2 tbsp


In a processor whiz the pumpkin.

Whip the eggs with the sugar until soft and creamy. Add the vanilla essence, the pumpkin and add the flour a little bit at a time then stir well.

Making pumpkin and chocolate cake

Finally add the olive oil and mix well. It is easier to use a mixer.

Put half of the mixture into a separate bowl and add the cocoa to it. Mix well. Pour the “white mixture” into a 24 cm or 9 inch greased round springform tin then put the dark mixture onto the white one levelling well with the back of a spoon.

Sprinkle the chocolate chips on top.

Pumpkin chocolate cake

Bake at 180C or 350F for approximately 35 minutes. Check with a toothpick and if it is still wet keep cooking it for a few more minutes. Let it cool down before eating it.

pumpkin cake and chocolate
pumpkin cake and chocolate

7 thoughts on “Two coloured pumpkin chocolate cake with olive oil

  1. it sounds heaven to me! having the house full of guests and a load of pumpkins in the pantry, I am sure to try this recipe of yours in the coming days! Thank you soo much for sharing!!!


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