Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr
On my hunt to make a lower-fat moist gluten-free cake that cooked all the way through, I experimented with the base recipe for this "Pumpkin Cake" and converted it to my tastes. It was so moist and tasty that I had to post it! You can probably half it to make muffins, but I haven't officially tried that yet. You can add ginger and allspice to make it a spice cake too. Definitely serve to gluten-eaters guilt free; it's delicious! PS. for my rice flour mix I use "All Purpose Gluten Free Flour Mix"
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 cups pumpkin
- 1 cup applesauce
- 1⁄2 cup canola oil
- 4 eggs
- 2 cups gluten-free rice flour mix
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350°F
- Beat eggs till fluffy in a large bowl.
- Blend in sugar, pumpkin, applesauce and oil by hand or with a mixer on low just until combined. Do not overmix!
- Add all dry ingredients, one at a time, blending together.
- Pour batter into a greased, large bundt pan and bake for 1 hour.
- Check with a toothpick/fork to make sure it's done and enjoy!
Without a doubt the best gluten free cake ever - so flavorful and moist and the texture is incredible. It rises well and has a wonderful tender crumb. My entire family, even those not on the GF diet, love it. I agree that this can be served without hesitation to anyone GF or not. Thanks for the great recipe!
If I could give you ten stars I would! This cake was amazing. I love bundt cakes and this is probably one of the best I've ever had! My husband calls it the $40 cake. Not because it costs that much to make, but because you could easily sell it for that much!
Well, I wasn't sure about this one at first. I baked it yesterday, and then had a slice about 5 hours after it cooled. It still had a slightly chewy texture, and the spice was a little overpowering. So I decided to allow it to rest overnight, give the spices a chance to mingle, and then try again this morning. Big difference! The texture was that of a wheat cake...no difference! And the spices were perfect. Now I did make some alterations based on what I had on hand...that's what GF cooking is all about anyway. I only had prepared pumpkin pie filling leftover (it had actually been baked as a pudding). So I only used one cup of that as it was already sweetened with honey and had egg in it, and then 2 cups of applesauce. I used one cup of Bob's Red Mill all--purpose baking flour (which I've hated in every other recipe I've tried...it's gritty, and I don't care for the overpowering bean flavor...also makes me sleepy), and then half of another GF baking mix I made on my own. It is a mix of sorghum flour, potato starch, and almond flour...or in this case, since I was out, Pamela's pancake/baking mix in place of the almond (almond is prevalent in her mix). In place of sugar I used xylitol and a touch of molasses, and I cut back on the amounts since I was using the prepared pumpkin pie mix. For that same reason, I also cut back on spices. It turned out wonderful...I've been eating it with TruWhip dairy-free whipped topping. :-) Oh, and subbed in light olive oil for canola. Thanks for sharing!