Paleo Chocolate Pumpkin Cake

I love things when they are on special!  I found Pumpkin on special for 49c a kilo at Big Gun Wholesale meats a few weeks ago so was looking for pumpkin recipes, and because I already had a heap of pureed pumpkin for my little bubba’s food I adapted a recipe I found at 84th & 3rd.  I made a few changes but its pretty much the same.  So I just wanted to share that chocolate and pumpkin and Paleo all go together apparently!  It was really surprising how this cake turned out, it was light and fluffy, and in no way heavy like a big lump of pumpkin.  I never would have guessed that it had Pumpkin in it, or it was a No Grain recipe.  So I finally remembered to take a photo of this cake before it was gone completely.


The Recipe:

1 Heaped Pureed cup of Pumpkin

1/2 cup of Honey

1/2 cup of Coconut oil

1 tbs Vanilla Extract

2Eggs beaten

1/4 cup Coconut Flour

3/4 cup cacao

1 Heaped tsp Baking Powder

1 Heaped tsp Bi Carb Soda

tiny pinch of salt


How to Do It:

preheat oven to 180c and grease a 20cm round pan, and line bottom with baking paper.  Combine the cooled pumpkin puree with the other wet ingredients (eggs, honey, oil, and vanilla.)  Sift in the dry ingredients (Coconut Flour, cacao, and baking powders).  combine really well and smooth the top before putting in the oven, I used my wet hands. Bake for 45 mins or until a cake tester/ toothpick comes out clean.  I found this to be a rather delicate cake so best to leave cool in the tin then carefully flip over onto cooling rack.


For my icing I used:

100g 85% Dark Choc lindt

3 tbs coconut milk

1 tbs Honey

Melt down the chocolate in the microwave then add in the other ingredients, waits a while until it sets before pouring on the cake as it will probably all run away :/


4 thoughts on “Paleo Chocolate Pumpkin Cake

  1. WOW this looks incredible. I recently tried pumpkin again (I hated it as a child!) and discovered I actually have grown into it in a big way. I’d love for you to share a post at my link up tomorrow, if you’re interested! There’s an explanation on my main menu under ‘Tell ’em Tuesdays.’
    xoxo K


    1. Yeah I didn’t like it either, maybe because we got served a bland boiled version of it all the time. Anyway thanks for stopping by and I would love to give “Tell ’em Tuesdays’a go. Hope I can figure out how to do it


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