Sunday, August 16, 2015

grain-free/paleo almond butter pumpkin cake with pumpkin cinnamon glaze

grain-free/paleo almond butter pumpkin cake with pumpkin cinnamon glaze

Oh man, it's almost here. Pumpkin season. Uh, I mean fall. The season where pumpkin flavored everything is rampant and I'm in a pumpkin fueled heaven for at least three months. 

Hello, my name is Jessica, and I have a problem. I'm addicted to pumpkin. 

No joke, as I write this there are two different kinds of pumpkin cake sitting half eaten on our counter because I just could not wait until my family had finished the first one before making another. Good thing Noah unabashedly shares my obsession or we'd be in trouble!

This one though, this one is special. This is the cake you can take to your neighbor who is gluten intolerant, or your sister whose family sticks to a paleo diet. There are literally no grains in this luscious, soft, moist fluffy cake. Not a single teaspoon of flour is snuck in anywhere. Even the sweeteners are paleo-approved. 

And it's also amazing. Noah ate a piece and a half and said "I can't believe there are no grains in this! You're a wizard." Magical ability aside, you should make this cake. It's that good. 

grain-free/paleo almond butter pumpkin cake with pumpkin cinnamon glaze

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Almond butter pumpkin cake with pumpkin cinnamon glaze


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Ingredients

1 1/2 cup almond butter
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
3/4 cup honey (or sugar works fine too)
2 Tbsp cinnamon
5 eggs
1 Tbsp vanilla
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt

process

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 inch round cake pan and set aside. In a bowl combine all your ingredients except for the almond butter and beat until combined.

2. Slowly add your almond butter, beating it into your mixture as you go. Pour into your cake pan. Do not be skeptical! I know it doesn't look like "traditional" cake batter, but trust me, it will turn into a cake. Have faith.

3. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until the center has set and is firm to the touch. 

Take out and enjoy! 

grain-free/paleo almond butter pumpkin cake with pumpkin cinnamon glaze

Oh wait, you're missing one final finishing touch! The pumpkin cinnamon glaze! This part isn't paleo at all because it has powdered sugar in it, but it's delicious. 

grain-free/paleo almond butter pumpkin cake with pumpkin cinnamon glaze


pumpkin cinnamon glaze

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Ingredients

2 cups powdered sugar**
1/8 cup pumpkin
1 Tbsp milk**
1 tsp cinnamon

Whisk together all the ingredients together in a bowl. Drizzle over the cake. Inhale. You should probably use a fork!

** Alternatively if you'd like to keep this paleo, you could mix 1/4 cup of honey with the 1/8 cup of pumpkin and 1 tsp cinnamon and use that as a glaze, but I was out of honey so I improvised!

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My family plowed through this cake in about ten minutes. It's that good! And it's perfect for the upcoming fall season. Because pumpkin flavored everything is coming...can you feel it?

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13 comments:

  1. Thank goodness for fall and pumpkin EVERYTHING. And Paleo to boot? PINNED

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    1. I know! I'm so excited for fall this year!

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  2. OMG this looks AMAZING! I am trying to eat more clean;y at the moment so this would make a perfect treat! Thanks so much for sharing with the #pinitparty. Have pinned and shared :)

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  3. YUM! I love flourless cakes. This sounds amazing!! Thanks for sharing on the R&R linkup!

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  4. Oh my word. Pinning this!! I love pumpkin and can't wait for the fall - but since being GF and DF, I feel like I can't ever enjoy these treats anymore. THANK YOU!

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    1. I'm so glad I could help! Dealing with (numerous) food allergies in my family has made me so careful about what I put in my food as well. Please do let me know how it turns out when you make it!

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  5. Yum! Sounds great. Thanks for linking up to Blogger Brags. I have pinned your post to the Blogger Brags Pinterest board.

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  6. Yummy yum, yum...a must try! Thanks for sharing at Thursday Favorite Things and have a blessed weekend!

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  7. My husband loves pumpkin and I love to try new recipes! This sounds absolutely fabulous. Pinning to my Deliberate DESSERTS board.

    Thank you so much for sharing (and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop).

    Wishing you a lovely day.
    xoxo

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  8. Wow, I thought the same thing, I can't believe there are no grains in it. Really looks yummy! Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup. I'm sure it's not intentional, but I'm not seeing a link back to the party.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  9. OMG, I have just finished a (scheduled) post about my autumn goals and one of my goals is to find the best pumpkin pie recipe. Wow, I think this one may be a winner. I must try!

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