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Pumpkin Cake

This pumpkin cake is a delicious, healthy recipe that makes a festive fall dessert
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Pumpkin
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 188kcal
Cost $.45 per serving


Ingredients for the Cake

  • 1 3/4 cups gluten-free flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 2/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup applesauce
  • 2 cups pumpkin puree

Ingredients for the Icing

  • 1/4 cup palm oil shortening or softened butter
  • 2 tbs softened solid coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbs milk (dairy or non-dairy)


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9 x 13 inch baking dish.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
  • In a large bowl, combine the eggs, coconut oil, maple syrup, applesauce, and pumpkin puree.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until well-combined.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes, until the cake is set and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • To make the icing, combine all ingredients in a stand mixer and mix until well-combined and smooth.
  • When the cake has completely cooled, spread the icing in a thin layer on the cake. If you want a thick layer of frosting, double the recipe.


Calories: 188kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 324mg | Potassium: 124mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 4960IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1mg