gluten free / vegan pumpkin spice cake

gluten free / vegan pumpkin spice cakes

Serves 6
Prep time 25 minutes
Cook time 35 minutes
Total time 1 hour
Dietary Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Meal type Breakfast, Dessert, Snack


  • 3 Tbs. flax meal + 9 Tbs water
  • 3/4 c. sugar
  • 1/2 c. vegetable oil (can alternately use 1/4 c. oil, 1/4 c. applesauce)
  • 1 c. canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 c. brown rice flour
  • 2/3 c. sorghum flour
  • 1/3 c. tapioca starch
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp each: cinnamon & ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. each: nutmeg, allspice, cloves, salt
  • 1 tsp. gluten free vanilla extract
  • 3 Tbs. nondairy-milk

glaze (Optional)

  • 1 1/2 c. powdered sugar
  • 3 Tbs. non-dairy milk


1. Mix the warm water with flax meal and set aside.
2. Combine dry ingredients and set aside.
3. In a mixer, mix sugar and oil until combined; add flax meal mixture once it has congealed.
4. Alternately add pumpkin, milk, vanilla extract and dry ingredients to the sugar/oil mixture.
5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
6. Spoon batter (it will be thick) into mini bundt pans that have been sprayed with non-stick spray; fill no more than 3/4 full or they will puff up too high.
7. Bake at 350 degrees for about 35 minutes or unti a cake tester comes out clean when inserted into the cake.
8. Remove from the oven and let cool for about 5 minutes.
9. Flip pan over onto a wire rack and remove cakes from pan; let cool completely.
10. In a measuring cup, add powdered sugar and whisk in non-dairy milk alternate, whisking until smooth and of a pouring consistency (it should be thick, but pourable).
11. Drizzle over mini bundt cakes and sprinkle with a bit of cinnamon if desired.

6 comments to gluten free / vegan pumpkin spice cake

  • Robin  says:

    Does the flax meal and water take the place of eggs?? If so can I use eggs and how many? Thanks for posting all these recipes.

    • Megan  says:

      In general, if you see 1 Tbs. flax meal + 3 Tbs. water, that is a replacement for 1 egg. Yes, you can use eggs in replacement. Enjoy!

  • Carey  says:

    In the directions it doesn’t list when to add the vanilla…

    • Megan  says:

      Thanks for the comment–I have corrected the recipe. Add vanilla with the milk. Please let me know what you think of these!

  • Everything but the Turkey Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Round-Up  says:

    […] Pumpkin Spice Cake […]

  • […] […]

Comment & sign up for emails