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gluten free pumpkin spice cake

Gluten Free Pumpkin Spice Cake with Molasses Buttercream (Vegan).

A delicious gluten free pumpkin spice cake is the perfect thing to serve this fall. Enjoy this with a hot cup of tea or coffee!

Course Dessert
Cuisine Dairy Free, gluten free, vegan.
Keyword gluten free pumpkin spice cake, vegan pumpkin cake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 28 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes
Servings 9
Calories 451 kcal
Author Kelly Roenicke


For the cake:

For the frosting:


Make the cake:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9 inch square pan with parchment paper so that it hangs over two sides.

  2. In a large bowl, mix the melted vegan buttery spread and sugars together. You can use a mixer or a spoon to do this.

  3. Add the pumpkin puree, vanilla extract, water, and vinegar and mix well.

  4. Add the gluten free flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger. Mix well. The batter will be thick. If it seems very dry, and a little more water until you can stir it and spread it in the pan.

  5. Put the batter into the prepared pan and smooth it out with the back of a spoon.

  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 28-32 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean. Set the cake pan in a cooling rack to cool.

Make the molasses buttercream:

  1. Beat the vegan buttery spread and molasses together until smooth. Stop the mixer and add some powdered sugar. Continue to mix, stopping to add more sugar and milk until the frosting is smooth and spreadable.

  2. Once the cake is completely cooled, spread the frosting on top. Cover the leftover cake and store in the refrigerator.

Recipe Notes

Cover leftover cake with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator. It should stay fresh for up to 5 days.

If you aren't gluten free, you can go ahead and use regular all purpose flour.

Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Pumpkin Spice Cake with Molasses Buttercream (Vegan).
Amount Per Serving
Calories 451 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Sodium 407mg18%
Potassium 72mg2%
Carbohydrates 80g27%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 58g64%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 2105IU42%
Vitamin C 0.5mg1%
Calcium 39mg4%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.