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Gluten-Free Pumpkin Chocolate Cake

 This Gluten-free Pumpkin Chocolate Cake has the perfect balance of cocoa and pumpkin spice -and is nothing short of amazing!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 151kcal
Author Amee


  • 1 cup King Arthur measure for measure all-purpose gluten-free flour using a different gluten-free flour blend can affect the results. You can also use regular all-purpose flour if gluten is not a concern.
  • cup cocoa powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup butter melted
  • ¾ cup coconut sugar *see notes for sweetener swaps
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • ¼ cup Kefir plain unsweetened
  • 15 oz can pumpkin purée
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Powdered sugar for dusting (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease an (8-inch) square baking pan with oil, dust with a little extra flour and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together melted butter, coconut sugar, maple syrup, kefir, eggs, pumpkin and vanilla.
  • Whisk flour mixture into pumpkin mixture until well combined then transfer batter to prepared pan. Bake 35-40 minutes or until the cakes pulls away from the sides of the pan and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Set aside to let cool then cut into squares and dust with powdered sugar, or top with whipped cream or frosting.


*You can swap the coconut sugar maple syrup blend with 1 cup of regular sugar or brown sugar, if desired.


Calories: 151kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 210mg | Potassium: 139mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 5735IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 1mg