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350g pumpkin puree (homemade)

110g plain flour

35g cocoa powder

2/3 tsp bicarbonate of soda

1/3 tsp baking powder

Pinch of salt

200g dark chocolate

70g walnuts

170g sugar

125g butter

1 1/2 tsp mixed spice

Step 1

Preheat oven to 160ºC (fan). Line a 9”, 23cm square baking dish/tin with baking paper.

Step 2

Melt chocolate and butter over low heat.

Step 3

Mix flour, baking powder, bicarb, salt, mixed spice, cocoa and sugar in large bowl.

Step 4

Mix pumpkin puree with chocolate and butter mixture.

Step 5

Add wet ingredients to dry and mix (don’t over mix) to combine. Add chopped walnuts.

Step 6

Pour into tray and smooth out the top, bake for 45min. Leave in tin for 20min before placing on cooling rack.

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