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Pumpkin Cake (Venezuelan Torta de Auyama)
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins

Creamy, dense and delicious torta de auyama.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Venezuelan
Keyword: pumpkin cake, torta de auyama
Servings: 8 slices
  • 1 kg pumpkin (about 4 cups cooked mashed pumpkin)
  • 3 egg
  • 2 cups flour (+ 1 tbsp)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 can condensed milk (400gr)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup raisins
  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC (350ºF)

  2. Cut the pumkin into cubes. Boil them until they are soft and you can remove the peel easily. Let it cool.

  3. Smash the cooked pumpkin and mix with the condensed milk.

  4. Add the eggs, sugar, salt, melted butter and cinnamon, and mix well.

  5. Slowly add the flour with the baking powder

  6. Cover the raisins with a little bit of flour and add them to the dough.
  7. Pour the mix into a buttered cake pan and take to the oven for 40 minutes.