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Gluten-Free Spicy Pumpkin Cake

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  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 45 min
  • Servings 16
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Serve this cake during the holidays for a delicious alternative to pumpkin pie.

Ingredients

3/4
cup finely ground tapioca flour
3/4
cup potato starch flour
1/2
cup white rice flour
1/2
cup finely ground almond flour
1/4
cup sweet white sorghum flour
1/4
cup garbanzo and fava flour
1
teaspoon xanthan gum
1
teaspoon guar gum
2
teaspoons gluten free baking powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1
teaspoon ground ginger
1/8
teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8
teaspoon ground cloves
3
eggs
1
cup sunflower or canola oil
1/4
cup almond milk, soymilk or regular milk
3/4
cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
1 1/2
cups granulated sugar
2
teaspoons pure vanilla
1
teaspoon cider vinegar
2
tablespoons powdered sugar

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 10-inch nonstick fluted tube cake pan with cooking spray (without flour).
  • 2 In medium bowl, mix flours, xanthan gum, guar gum, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves with whisk; set aside. In large bowl, beat eggs, oil, milk, pumpkin, granulated sugar, vanilla and vinegar with electric mixer on low speed until smooth. Gradually add flour mixture, beating on medium speed 2 minutes until well blended. Pour batter into pan.
  • 3 Bake 30 minutes. Cover cake with parchment paper; bake 25 to 30 minutes longer or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes; remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 2 hours. Sprinkle cake with powdered sugar.

Expert Tips

Never worry about overbeating gluten free batters. There’s no gluten to overdevelop, and beating this batter for 2 minutes makes the cake lighter.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
330
Calories from Fat
150
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
26%
Saturated Fat
2g
9%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
40mg
13%
Sodium
150mg
6%
Potassium
120mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
40g
13%
Dietary Fiber
2g
9%
Sugars
21g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
35%
35%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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