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Gluten Free Spice Cake

Paleo Gluten-Free Spice Cake

This paleo, grain-free spice cake is the perfect healthy sweet treat with a cup of coffee or tea.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 225kcal
Author Amee


  • For the Cake:
  • ½ cup Paleo baking flour *King Arthur brand recommended
  • 6 large eggs
  • ¼ cup coconut oil melted and cooled
  • ½ cup real maple syrup
  • ½ cup pure pumpkin puree
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • *optional: ½ cup finely chopped pecans or walnuts
  • For the Glaze:
  • 1 tablespoon real maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter or coconut oil


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, and pumpkin spice.  In a separate bowl, mix the eggs, oil, maple syrup, pumpkin puree, and vanilla.
  • Slowly pour the wet ingredients into the large bowl containing the dry ingredients.  Constantly whisk while pouring. Stir in nuts, if adding.  
  • Once the batter is blended well, pour into a greased 8x8 baking dish.  Bake for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean and middle is set.  
  • Remove pan from oven and pour glaze over cake while cake is still hot.


*After serving, store this Paleo grain-free spice cake in the refrigerator.


Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 127mg | Sodium: 248mg | Potassium: 133mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 2606IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 1mg