You’ll never believe that this super moist and rich chocolate pumpkin cake is actually healthy. It’s gluten-free and made with peanut butter, almond flour, pumpkin puree and coconut milk.
I have to start this post saying that neither my husband nor me were big fans of pumpkin in the past. We love my pumpkin Alfredo sauce, these 8 Pumpkin Sauces, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread, and also my pumpkin bread, but since I made this Paleo Chocolate Pumpkin Cake, I think pumpkin has REALLY grown on me. After trying this cake even my husband changed his mind about pumpkin. He actually loved it. He ate almost the whole cake by himself! I couldn’t believe it! Oh let’s not forget to say that my 18 months old boy is now addicted to this cake (I always give it to him without the chocolate frosting on top).
For this reason I’m very excited to share this Chocolate Pumpkin Cake recipe with you today. I actually couldn’t wait any more to post this recipe. Simply because this pumpkin cake is super moist thanks to the homemade pumpkin puree. Also, it has a delicious fall flavour since it’s full of spices such as cinnamon and the ground cloves.
I love to bake with puree veggies because they always give a very rich texture to any cake. On top of that the pumpkin puree brings lots of nutrients to each bite. And I also used almond and coconut flour to make this Paleo Chocolate Pumpkin Cake gluten-free and bring more nutritional value for you.
This cake has also a delicious chocolate frosting on top and it’s dairy-free. I made it with dark chocolate and coconut milk from the can because it has more fat than the coconut milk from the carton. Hmm… So good! I guarantee that this Paleo Chocolate Pumpkin Cake will become your favourite fall cake for the holidays. If you’re looking for a low-carb version, you should try my Easy Low-carb Pumpkin Bread! Enjoy!
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Wet ingredients for the cake
Dry ingredients for the cake
For the cake
- Preheat the oven to 350˚F and grease an 8x8 square cake pan with coconut oil. Then place a piece of parchment paper on the bottom of the cake pan, leaving an overhang on the sides to lift the cake out when it’s done. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl add all the wet ingredients and mix well until combined.
- In another medium bowl add all the dry ingredients and mix everything well.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir well.
- Transfer the batter to the greased pan and bake for about 30 minutes or until a toothpick is inserted in the center and comes out clean.
- While the cake is in the oven, make the chocolate frosting (recipe below).
- Let the cake cool in the pan before cutting into squares.
- Gently spoon chocolate frosting onto the top of the cake squares. Enjoy!
For the frosting
- In a heatproof bowl, add dark chocolate over simmering water.
- When the chocolate is starting to melt, add the coconut milk and mix well until all is combined and smooth.
- Allow the chocolate frosting to cool before icing the cake.
- Make sure you buy almond flour and not almond meal.
- Canned pumpkin and pumpkin pie filling are different as pumpkin pie filling is seasoned with spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and sugar. Make sure to buy the correct one.
- Make sure not to overmix the batter, as it'll make the cake tough.
- To store: Store the cake in the fridge for up to a week or on the counter for a day. Make sure it's in an airtight container.
- To freeze: You can freeze the cake for up to 3 months. You can freeze the bread in an individual slice or as a full cake.
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.
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