EASY GLUTEN-FREE PUMPKIN CAKE
Baking mixes make things easy and fast! So for this recipe, we’ll be starting with a spice cake mix. If an easy gluten-free pumpkin cake is on your to-make list, you’ll have this pumpkin dessert in the oven and ready to serve in no time!
This cake is dairy-free, nut-free, peanut-free, and gluten-free.
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Pumpkins are an autumn favorite for many people! But if you’re one of those that wait all year-round for pumpkin season like me, you’ll be glad to know that pumpkin desserts can spill into winter as well! I don’t know about you, but I’ve stocked up on cans of pumpkin puree for when the stores stop carrying them.
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EASIER THAN PUMPKIN PIE
Pumpkin pie is not the only dessert. However, if you’ve just got to get your hands on pumpkin pie, you should try our pumpkin pie recipe! It’s amazingly moist and has a rich taste from the coconut milk.
There are so many delicious desserts you can make with this orange winter squash. There’s pumpkin cake, pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin bread pudding, and more!
QUICK PUMPKIN CAKE
For this gluten-free pumpkin cake, you won’t have to lament over not having a frozen pie crust available! Just grab a box of Spice Cake Mix and can of pumpkin from your cupboard and you’re set.
NAMASTE FOODS TOP-8 ALLERGEN FREE
Thanks to Namaste Foods for providing me with samples of their product. I was not monetarily compensated for this post and all opinions are my own.
Products from Namaste Foods are allergen friendly and free of wheat, gluten, egg, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, and soy. All their products are Top-8 allergen free and can be found in grocery stores and online. They have their own dedicated facility and offer regular as well as organic varieties.
I love that Namaste Foods is a women-owned and family-operated.
NAMASTE FOODS SPICE CAKE MIX
They were so kind as to send me their Namaste Foods Spice Cake Mix to try. Immediately, the spices in the mix (cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves) jumped out at me and begged to be combined with pumpkin. Bonus is that it’s also gluten-free so that my entire extended family can also indulge with us!
SPICE CAKE MIX INGREDIENTS: Cane sugar, sweet brown rice flour, brown sugar, tapioca starch, arrowroot powder, rice syrup solids (rice syrup solids, rice protein, tocopherols), citrus fiber, baking soda, salt, cream of tartar, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.
HOW TO MAKE A GLUTEN FREE PUMPKIN CAKE
This cake mix box includes enough mix to make two 9 inch round cakes. This recipe will be for one round cake, about 1.5 inches high. If you’re in need of a double layer cake, feel free to double the recipe and use the entire box.
The instructions: In a mixing bowl, add 2 1/2 cups cake mix (1/2 the package), 2 eggs, 1/3 cup oil, and 1 can of pumpkin puree (15 oz). I used avocado oil. Feel free to use any safe oil for you such as coconut oil, vegetable oil, olive oil, etc.
The mix includes spices already, but if you like EXTRA spice, you can add a dash of pumpkin pie spice to amp it up even more!
Stir gently until just combined. Do not over stir.
Pour into a greased 9″ round or 8″ square pan lined with a parchment paper in the bottom.
Bake at 350F for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
CAN YOU SMELL THE PUMPKIN?
The cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves in the mix complement the pumpkin so well that you don’t even need to add pumpkin pie spice. It can’t get any simpler.
So easy! Now just wait till it cools down so you can frost it!
Gluten-free Pumpkin Cake
An easy semi-homemade cake that's perfect for pumpkin season.
- 2½ Cup Namaste gluten-free spice cake mix 1/2 box
- 2 eggs
- ⅓ Cup oil
- 1 can pumpkin puree 15 oz can
Heat oven to 350F.
Combine all ingredients.
Pour into a greased 9 inch round cake pan or 8 inch square pan.
Bake at 350F for 30-40 minutes. Cake is done when toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
PUMPKIN CAKE FOR GROWNUPS
When the kids are not around to demand frosting, I like to keep my cakes simple. This gluten-free pumpkin cake is delicious plain with a steaming hot cup of matcha latte. I bet it would be the perfect afternoon snack with a cup of tea as well. Or how about the next morning with a cup of coffee?
TOP-8 ALLERGEN FREE BAKING MIXES
Namaste Foods offers all kinds of baking mixes that you’re sure to find something you’re looking for.
Namaste baking mixes include: Perfect Flour Blend, Brownie Mix, Chocolate Cake Mix, Muffin/Scone Mix, Pizza Crust Mix, Waffle/Pancake Mix, No Sugar Muffin Mix, and Spice Cake Mix.
If you prefer organic, Namaste organic baking mixes include: Devil’s Food Cake Mix, Yellow Cake Mix, All Purpose Baking Mix, Quick Bread/Muffin Mix, Dark Chocolate Brownie Mix and Perfect Flour Blend.
They also offer easy to make Mug Cakes for one!
When it comes to baking, what mixes do you like to use?
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