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Paleo Halloween Cake (Gluten & Dairy Free)

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Paleo Halloween Cake (Gluten & Dairy Free)

The way I like to prepare for Halloween does not involve choosing costumes and make up… but rather deciding what to bake!! And this Paleo Halloween Cake was definitely one of the best decisions I have ever made!!

Paleo Halloween Cake (Paleo, Gluten & Dairy Free)

I have always loved anything with pumpkin and one of my favorite cakes growing up was “Torta di Zucca” a pumpkin cake my mom used to make with (obviously) pumpkin and amaretti. This paleo Halloween pumpkin cake is free from gluten, grains and dairy and the frosting is to die for!!

And if you are on the AIP and still haven’t reintroduced eggs, but you still want to enjoy and delicious pumpkin treat, check out my AIP Pumpkin Pie!!

Paleo Halloween Cake (Paleo, Gluten & Dairy Free)

If you make this during a different time of the year, give your chocolate decorations a different shape and you are good to go.



NOTE: rather than using canned pumpkin puree, I cut and baked a Kabocha squash (my favorite type) in the oven for about 30 or 40 minutes. The pulp is a lot more flavorful and firm and will give your paleo Halloween cake the perfect consistency!

Paleo Halloween Cake (Paleo, Gluten & Dairy Free)
Paleo Halloween Cake (Paleo, Gluten & Dairy Free)
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Paleo Halloween Cake (Gluten & Dairy Free)

This fluffy paleo Halloween cake with chocolate spiderwebs is a true pumpkin delight free from grains, gluten and dairy!
Servings: 8
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins

Equipment

  • a digital scale (much more precise for baking than measuring cups)

Ingredients

For the Cake:

For the Frosting:

For the Spiderwebs:

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  • In a food processor, lend the pumpkin flesh with coconut milk until creamy. Add in the eggs and blend again.
  • Add in the flour and spices, pulse, and lastly add in the apple cider vinegar and baking powder.
  • Pour the batter in a circular cake pan (mine had a 18 cm diameter) and bake for 30 minutes. Turn off the oven, open the oven door only a tiny bit and leave the cake in for 10 more minutes.
  • While you allow your paleo Halloween cake to cool completely, prepare the spider webs by placing a piece of parchment over a plate and melting the chocolate.
  • Transfer the melted chocolate in a pastry bag (or a ziplock bag with a little cut in a corner) and draw a few chocolate spider webs on the parchment paper. Store in the refrigerator to harden.
  • Prepare the frosting by blending fridge cold pumpkin flesh in a high speed blender or food processor with all the other ingredients until creamy.
  • When the cake is cold, cover it with frosting helping yourself with a silicon spatula and place the chocolate spider webs on top.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

NOTE 1: Using the pulp of a baked Kabocha squash will add your Paleo Halloween Cake a more intense and delicious flavor. I would recommend using that instead of canned pumpkin if you have a bit more time. If not, the can will do too 😉
NOTE 2: Baking is an activity that requires a lot of precision. I would recommend following the recipe in grams (you can easily switch from grams to cups at the beginning of the ingredient list) for an optimal result!

Nutrition

Calories: 174kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 31mg | Potassium: 359mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 7958IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 118mg | Iron: 3mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: dairy free, gluten free, Halloween, Paleo, Pumpkin Cake
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Lots of love and Happy Halloween!!

Ambra

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Ciao! I'm Ambra Torelli, founder of Little Bites of Beauty, a website that helps people on free-from diets live an awesome life and travel without limitations! Born and raised in Italy, I visited over 20 countries and now I divide my time in between Italy and the US, where my husband is from. My recipes are an expression of my passion for Italian food combined with all the wonderful culinary influences from the places I traveled to. I hope you love them! more about ambra

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5 Comments

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    ornella October 27, 2019 11:14 am

    ciao ambra, what do you think to sub the eggs for flax eggs for a vegan version?

    • ambra
      ambra October 28, 2019 12:47 am

      5 stars
      Ciao Ornella!! I haven’t tried a vegan version of this cake yet, but I would be interested to know how that turns out. Using mashed banana instead of flax egg could also be an idea.
      Keep me posted!!
      Ambra

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    Sara October 28, 2019 7:42 am

    how does one go about measuring 2/5 of a cup? Do you have a gram measurement?

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      Sara October 28, 2019 7:44 am

      sorry…just saw the gram measures now. Still curious though, does anyone have such a thing as 1/5 cup measure?

      • ambra
        ambra November 10, 2019 2:38 am

        Hey Sara, you’ll have to approximate a bit with these cup measurements as the recipe was originally weighed in grams and this is what those measurements equal to. Measuring in grams is a lot more accurate (see my explanation here: https://www.littlebitesofbeauty.com/why-i-prefer-to-measure-in-grams/), but I will do my recipes in cups from now on to make it easy for my American readers 😉

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