With a drizzle of maple syrup and an aroma of orange zest, cinnamon and pumpkin what’s not to like about this simple, flavoursome loaf? Most of us have tried carrot cake, or courgette cake – but why not pumpkin cake? This year, I decided to test whether or not pumpkin cake deserved a place alongside my much-loved carrot cake – and I’m pleased to say I think it does! It’s ideal for those who don’t like a cake to be too sweet, and could easily be lightly toasted and eaten like a slice of fruit cake. It’s also a great way to avoid waste once you’ve carved your pumpkin!