I shared this epic cake final fall and I nonetheless assume it is perhaps the BEST dessert you would eve make this season. With all the epic cake recipes I’ve on the positioning (hiii peanut butter banana cake) you recognize ya lady needed to throw down.

This unimaginable wholesome pumpkin cake is completely moist because of my fav siggi’s pumpkin & spice yogurt, full of cozy pumpkin pie spices and simply so occurs to be gluten free and naturally sweetened.

Thoughts-blowing? I imply, simply LOOK AT IT. Fluffy and scrumptious with a thick cinnamon cream cheese frosting. I examined this one for you fairly a number of instances, so belief me after I say this one is pumpkin perfection. You realize the drill: bake this magnificence up, snap a photograph and let me see your cake creations on social.

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What makes this pumpkin cake “more healthy?”

I lightened up this pumpkin cake with a number of components you may be ok with. Don’t fear, it tastes simply as indulgent because it seems to be!

  • Gluten free. We’re utilizing a mixture of almond flour and oat flour to maintain the pumpkin cake extra nutritious and in addition gluten free (GF buddies rejoice!). Please know I haven’t examined it with different flours.
  • Naturally sweetened. This cake is of course sweetened with unrefined sweeteners like coconut sugar and pure maple syrup to present it an exquisite taste.
  • Full of nutritional vitamins. We’re utilizing pure pumpkin proper within the batter of this cake, which provides it a lift of vitamin A and C, fiber plus antioxidants.

ingredients for gluten free pumpkin cake in a mixing bowl

All the pieces you’ll have to make this wholesome pumpkin cake

At any time when I say “the most effective” I actually imply it! Not solely is that this gluten free pumpkin cake loaded with pumpkin pie spices and taste, however it’s additionally made with components you may be ok with. Win-win-win. Right here’s what you’ll have to make it:

  • Pumpkin puree: be sure you use 100% pumpkin puree and never pumpkin pie filling. It provides the cake loads of moisture and fantastic pumpkin taste, plus it’s simple to make your self with our useful tutorial right here!
  • Eggs: you’ll want 2 eggs on this cake recipe.
  • Sweetener: as I discussed, we’re naturally sweetening the pumpkin cake with coconut sugar and a few pure maple syrup. Don’t neglect the vanilla extract, too.
  • Yogurt: the important thing ingredient to tremendous moist pumpkin cake is yogurt! I adore it with siggi’s Pumpkin & Spice taste. It’s SO scrumptious and provides an exquisite increase of protein. Their vanilla taste would even be excellent!
  • Coconut oil: for somewhat additional moisture you’ll additionally want some melted coconut oil.
  • Flour: we’re protecting this wholesome pumpkin cake gluten free with almond flour and oat flour. Finest combo.
  • Spices: get that true, cozy fall taste with pumpkin pie spice! See beneath for tips about making your personal.
  • Baking staples: you’ll additionally want baking soda & salt.
  • For the frosting: fall in love with this luscious cinnamon cream cheese frosting made with cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and somewhat milk to skinny it out.

pumpkin cake with cream cheese frosting next to a container of yogurt

Make your personal pumpkin pie spice

Don’t have any store-bought pumpkin pie spice? It’s really easy and enjoyable to make by yourself! Merely add the next to the dry components:

  • 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon floor ginger
  • ½ teaspoon allspice or floor cloves

Customise your pumpkin cake

As all the time, I like to recommend baking up the recipe as-written, however listed here are a number of easy ingredient swaps that may nonetheless make this wholesome pumpkin cake scrumptious:

  • Swap your sweetener. Be at liberty to make use of brown sugar for the coconut sugar and honey for the maple syrup.
  • Skip the coconut oil. You may as well use melted butter or vegan butter as a substitute of coconut oil within the cake.
  • Preserve it dairy free. I’ve really examined this pumpkin cake utilizing the siggi’s plant primarily based cups and it labored amazingly nicely (vanilla and cinnamon was excellent). Then be sure you use dairy free cream cheese and vegan butter within the recipe.
  • Attempt it vegan. I believe that 2 flax eggs ought to work nicely on this cake however please observe that I haven’t examined it. Let me know within the feedback should you do, after which observe the directions for protecting it dairy free, too!

sliced healthy pumpkin cake on parchment paper

A observe on flours

I’d not advocate substituting the almond flour or oat flour on this gluten free pumpkin cake as the feel will change. Excellent news: you can also make your personal oat flour proper at residence! Take a look at our full tutorial and measure out 1 cup.

One of the best wholesome pumpkin cake made in a single bowl

  1. Prep your pan. Line an 8×8 inch pan with parchment paper and spray it with nonstop cooking spray.
  2. Combine the moist components. In a big bowl combine all the moist components collectively (besides the melted coconut oil) till easy. Combine within the melted and cooled coconut oil final.
  3. Add the dry. Combine in all the dry components with a picket spoon till the batter is easy and mixed.
  4. Bake it up. Pour the pumpkin cake batter into your ready pan and bake it up!
  5. Cool, frost & devour. After the cake has cooled, beat collectively all the components for the cinnamon cream cheese frosting. Frost the cooled cake, sprinkle somewhat cinnamon on high, slice and luxuriate in!

sliced gluten free pumpkin cake next to a container of pumpkin yogurt

Important cake-baking ideas

This gluten free pumpkin cake is simple to make proper in a single bowl, however I even have a number of important ideas & methods to make sure that it comes out completely each time:

  • Use room temp components. Ensure that your eggs are room temperature and your coconut oil is cooled earlier than you combine the moist components collectively in any other case the chilly eggs will coagulate with the recent coconut oil. Merely run your eggs below heat water for a couple of minutes to convey them to room temp. This goes for the cream cheese and butter within the frosting, too, in an effort to simply beat it collectively! Don’t microwave the butter or cream cheese or it can damage the frosting. Merely set out the components earlier than you start baking your cake and by the point it’s finished baking and cooling they’ll be able to go!
  • Pack your almond flour. That’s proper, you’ll wish to pack the almond flour similar to you’ll with brown sugar, No have to pack the oat flour.
  • Cool the cake. Earlier than including that fluffy cream cheese frosting, make certain that your cake is totally cooled in any other case the frosting will soften on high.

How one can retailer & freeze this pumpkin cake

  • To retailer: be happy to maintain the wholesome pumpkin cake at room temp for in the future. After that, I like to recommend storing the cake lined within the fridge for as much as 5 days.
  • To freeze: be happy to freeze this cake both frosted or unfrosted for as much as 2 months. I like to recommend freezing it unfrosted for greatest outcomes. Wrap the cake in plastic wrap, then aluminum foil after which place the pumpkin cake in a zip-top freezer bag. If you’re able to serve it, merely thaw it within the fridge in a single day, let the cake come to room temperature, frost it and serve it.

piece of healthy pumpkin cake on a plate

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Blow Ya Thoughts Pumpkin Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting (gluten free!)

healthy pumpkin cake sliced on parchment paper

Whole Time 1 hour 15 minutes

One of the best wholesome pumpkin cake with luscious cinnamon cream cheese frosting that’s critically blow ya thoughts scrumptious. This one bowl, gluten free pumpkin cake is of course sweetened, perfeclty moist because of yogurt, and full of cozy pumpkin spices. An incredible fall dessert that’s nice for holidays!


  • Moist components:
  • 1
    pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 2
    eggs, at room temperature
  • 1/2
    coconut sugar (or sub brown sugar)
  • ¼
    pure maple syrup (or sub honey)
  • 1
    (5.3 oz) container yogurt (I like siggi’s 2% pumpkin & spice or 0% vanilla)
  • 1
    vanilla extract
  • 1/4
    virgin coconut oil, melted and cooled (or sub melted butter/vegan butter)
  • Dry components:
  • 1 ½
    packed advantageous blanched almond flour
  • 1
    oat flour, gluten free if desired
  • 1
    pumpkin pie spice
  • 1
    baking soda
  • ¼
  • For the cinnamon cream cheese frosting:
  • 4
    cream cheese (or dairy free cream cheese), at room temperature
  • ¼
    butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4
    powdered sugar (add an additional ¼ cup should you like a sweeter frosting)
  • 1
    vanilla extract
  • 1/4
  • 2-3
    milk of alternative, to make creamy and spreadable
  • To garnish:
  • Further cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 levels F. Line a 8×8 inch pan with parchment paper and spray with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. Add pumpkin puree, eggs, coconut sugar, pure maple syrup, siggi’s yogurt, vanilla extract to a big bowl and whisk collectively till nicely mixed. Lastly stir in melted and cooled coconut oil till nicely mixed.

  3. Subsequent, add dry components: almond flour, oat flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda and salt. Combine along with a picket spoon till nicely mixed.

  4. Pour batter into the ready pan. Bake for 30-40 minutes or till a tester comes out clear. Enable the cake to chill fully earlier than frosting.

  5. To make cinnamon cream cheese frosting: Beat cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and milk collectively on medium pace for a minute or till easy. Unfold over cooled cake. Sprinkle somewhat dusting of cinnamon on high to make it additional fairly. Reduce the cake into 12 slices and luxuriate in! Cake ought to be saved lined within the fridge after a day or so.

Recipe Notes

To make dairy free: use plant primarily based yogurt resembling siggi’s vanilla and cinnamon plant primarily based cups. I’ve examined it with this and it’s scrumptious! You may as well use dairy free cream cheese and vegan butter. Or be happy to make my easy vanilla buttercream from my almond flour sugar cookie recipe utilizing vegan butter sticks, however I do counsel doubling the frosting.

To make cake vegan: I believe this cake would work nicely with 2 flax eggs however please know I’ve not examined this model.

When you don’t have pumpkin pie spice: you may sub 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon, ½ teaspoon nutmeg, ½ teaspoon floor ginger and ½ teaspoon allspice.

Wanna get loopy? Add a ½ cup of chocolate chips to the batter earlier than baking. YUM.


Servings: 12 servings

Serving measurement: 1 slice

Energy: 315kcal

Fats: 19.1g

Saturated fats: 8.9g

Carbohydrates: 31.6g

Fiber: 2.8g

Sugar: 21.4g

Protein: 6.9g

Recipe by: Monique Volz // Bold Kitchen | Images by The Aware Hapa

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