Punk Pumpkin Cake

In this recipe we use a bundt to make the pumpkin shape. The cake is sandwiched with chocolate fudge icing and orange icing for a truly ghoulish effect!

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Preparation time

1 hr

Cook time

50 min

Total time



  • vegan-desserts




Sponge cake
(you will need 3 times these ingredients*)

  • 100g gram flour
  • 50g potato starch or tapioca starch
  • 30g cocoa or cacao powder
  • 100g sugar
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 75g plain oil (eg rapeseed)
  • 225g plant milk


  • 1 tube orange designer icing
  • 1 tube black designer icing
  • 1 tube green designer icing
  • 30g margarine
  • 1 tbsp cocoa
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar
  • ½ tbsp refined coconut oil (optional)


  • Bundt pan
  • Small muffin or cupcake pan
  • Mixing bowl
  • Mixing spoon


  1. Preheat your oven to 200c/390f/GM6. Grease the bundt pan.
  2. In a large bowl mix the flours, cocoa powder, sugar and raising agents.
  3. Add oil and milk. Mix in well then pour the batter into a cake tin. The batter will be liquid.
  4. Bake for around 25 minutes until cooked through. You can tell if it is ready by pressing on the top. If it bounces back it’s done.
  5. Make the batter again, this time fill the muffin tin, making at least 4 muffins. Bake for around 15-20 minutes.
  6. Make the batter a third and final time. Pour the batter into the bundt tin, bake this last sponge.
  7. Allow the sponges to completely cool before you decorate the cake.
  8. Make chocolate fudge icing by mixing together margarine, cocoa and icing sugar. If your margarine is very soft add the coconut oil. Many brands of vegan margarine are very soft so do not set well.
  9. Spread the chocolate fudge icing on the base of one of the bundt cakes. Spread a layer of orange designer icing on the base of the other bundt cake. Sandwich the layers together.
  10. If the designer icing is very thick add a small amount of water and mix in very well. Start by dripping on orange stripes, then black, then green.
  11. Put muffins into the centre of the cake, stacking them on top of each other until they almost come to the top of the cake. Take 2 muffins, sandwich them together using icing. Cut to a stalk shape. Drip on black and green stripes. Add the stalk to the cake.


* You will need to make the sponge batter 3 times – twice to make the two rings, using a bundt pan and once to make muffins to make the stem.

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