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Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Spice Loaf Cake

by Ruth Crump
on 31st October 2017
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Everyone needs a little bit of pumpkin in their lives at this time of year so why not bake it into a cake?! Being a serious chocoholic, I had to include some chocolate in this recipe which consequently works so well with the sweetness of the cinnamon and pumpkin. This gluten-free, low FODMAP, refined sugar-free and vegan recipe is so warming and comforting.
Making it perfect for this cold autumn weather!

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Spice Loaf Cake

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  • 3 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 6 tbsp cold water
  • 350g pumpkin, peeled & chopped
  • 2 tsp gluten free baking powder
  • 45g cacao powder
  • 150g ground almonds
  • 110g rice flour
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp ground allspice
  • ½ tsp ground cloves
  • 120ml maple syrup
  • 180ml unsweetened almond milk
  • 140g melted coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 100g dark chocolate
Prep Time


  1. Start by steaming the pumpkin for 10-15 minute until tender, leave it to cool completely before blending to a puree in your Ninja blender or food processor (store in the fridge until ready to use)

  2. Preheat the oven to 170 o c and line a loaf tin with greaseproof paper.

  3. Combine the ground flaxseed with the cold water, leaving it to one side for 5 minutes to thicken.

  4. Mix together the baking powder, cacao powder, ground almonds, rice flour, cinnamon, ginger, allspice and cloves in a large bowl.

  5. Add the pumpkin puree, flaxseed mixture, maple syrup, almond milk, coconut oil and vanilla to your blender or food processor and pulse 4 times.

  6. Pour the combined wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients and mix thoroughly until you have a thick, dense cake batter.

  7. Roughly chop 60g of the dark chocolate and stir it through the batter.

  8. Pour the batter into the lined cake tin, then bake it for 50-60 minutes until a skewer or knife comes out clean.

Ruth Crump

After being diagnosed with coeliac disease and IBS, I had to completely overhaul my diet. I found that the majority of gluten-free food on offer was tasteless, stodgy and full of sugar. I was eventually forced to embark on the low FODMAP diet, which meant I had to make even more changes to my diet. After a short while I became disillusioned with the tasteless, stodgy and sugar-laden foods available to me, so I decided to create my own.
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