Pumpkin Tea Ring

The recipe I am going to share with you today was handed down to me by a close friend and has been in my waiting list for some time. My grandchildren are here in Bodrum for a short visit and since they adore this kind of tea cakes I thought this was the right time for this tea cake. Smooth pumpkin puree and cream cheese, delicious walnuts and yummy cinnamon lend an old-fashioned flavor to this luscious cake. It has a very nice texture and is very moist. The glaze on this delicious cake makes it wonderful to serve at any occasion.


  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 1/4 ounce active dry yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 egg
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup pureed pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspooon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1 egg yolk (over the top)

How To:

In a large bowl, combine 1-1/2 cups flour, 1/4 cup sugar, yeast and salt. In a saucepan, heat water, milk and butter. Add to dry ingredients and beat just until moistened. Beat in the egg. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.

Turn onto a floured surface, knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover the dough and let rise in a warm place until doubled.

In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and remaining sugar until smooth. Add the pumpkin, cinnamon, salt, ginger and nutmeg. Punch dough down, turn onto a floured surface.

Roll into a 20-in. x 10-in. rectangle. Spread pumpkin mixture to within 1/2 in. of edges. Sprinkle with nuts and raisins. Roll up starting with the long side and pinch ends together to form a ring.

Place on a greased baking sheet. Cover and let rise until doubled. Brush the dough with egg yolk. Bake at 350°F for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown. Remove from pan to a wire rack. Drizzle glaze over the ring. Garnish with walnuts.

Ingredients For The Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts

Combine the sugar, vanilla and enough milk to achieve a drizzling consistency.





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