Pumpkin Cake with Cashew Icing (Gluten Free/ Dairy Free/ Refined Sugar Free)

With fall officially starting last weekend, what better time to break out a great Pumpkin Cake!

Pumpkin Cake With Cashew Icing

In the fields, the pumpkins are ripening, the leaves are changing colour and the temperatures are dropping. You can go for a walk and see all the gorgeous colours changing :) So go and enjoy the beauty that is all around us!!

Fall Beauty

Pumpkin Cake (Gluten free/ Dairy Free/ Refined Sugar Free)

2 c. gluten free flour mix
1 tsp. xanthan gum
1 c. palm sugar (or desired granular sugar)
2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
3 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 tsp. ground cloves

3 eggs

1/2 c. coconut oil- melted (or other mild oil)
2 c. pumpkin puree
1 c. milk alternative- almond, rice, soy

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour mix, gum, palm sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and spices.
Set aside. In another bowl, mix together wet ingredients. Add wet ingredients to dry add mix well.

Pour batter into greased 9 by 13 inch pan. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Cashew Icing:
1 c. raw cashews
1 c. palm sugar
1/4-1/3 c. water
1/2 c. coconut oil-melted
2 Tbsp. coconut flour
2 tsp. cinnamon

Soak cashews in water for at least four hours, then drain and rinse them.
Put palm sugar into a vita mix, ninja, or strong blender. Pulse until powdered.
Add cashews and water. Pulse until smooth. Add remaining ingredients and pulse until mixed.
Put icing into the fridge for approximately 1/2 hours to thicken.
Icing cake and enjoy!!

Put your cake in a sealed  container. It will last for one day one the counter or up to five days in the fridge. It also freezes very well.

For More Great Cakes Try:  Almond Cake, Chocolate Zucchini CakeThe Best Chocolate Cake!

For a Different Frosting Try: Cinnamon Sweet Potato Frosting!

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14 Comments on Pumpkin Cake with Cashew Icing (Gluten Free/ Dairy Free/ Refined Sugar Free)

  1. Charlotte Moore
    September 28, 2013 at 7:31 am (2 years ago)

    This looks so yummy. Need to try it.

    • sandisallergyfreerecipes
      September 30, 2013 at 6:20 am (2 years ago)


  2. lydiaf1963
    October 1, 2013 at 9:22 am (2 years ago)

    I going to have to try the cashew frosting. Looks great!

  3. turnips 2 tangerines
    October 1, 2013 at 3:08 pm (2 years ago)

    Looks delicious!! Thanks for sharing at Tasty Tuesday! Take A Ride On The Great Blog Train and Enter the Giveaway~ Train Leaves The First Wednesday of Every Month~Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines http://www.turnips2tangerines.com

    • sandisallergyfreerecipes
      October 3, 2013 at 6:22 am (2 years ago)

      It is! Thanks GiGi :)

  4. bloomeeorg
    October 3, 2013 at 12:42 am (2 years ago)

    I’ve been looking into pumpkin pie, seems I need to look at pumpkin cake!! Look great.

    • sandisallergyfreerecipes
      October 3, 2013 at 6:22 am (2 years ago)


  5. audrygodwyn
    October 3, 2013 at 12:49 am (2 years ago)

    Thanks for sharing, I just Pinned it so I won’t loose it :)

  6. Amber
    October 4, 2013 at 11:05 am (2 years ago)

    Looks delicious! I really want to try that frosting!

  7. Deb @ Kneaded Creations
    October 4, 2013 at 9:42 pm (2 years ago)

    Love your site & recipes. Glad to see you posting on Foodie Friday Link Party. As a co-host, I want you to know that I pin, like, Google+ and twitter your link. Thanks for participating. I would love you to drop by my site at http://www.kneadedcreations. I look forward to reading your comments. Deb @ Kneaded Creations

  8. lydiaf1963
    October 4, 2013 at 10:21 pm (2 years ago)

    Thanks for linking up to Real Food Fridays. We always appreciate your contribution! :)

  9. edjumpoff
    October 10, 2013 at 5:15 pm (2 years ago)

    Oh my that looks so good, love cashews, never thought about nuts for a frosting, pinning to my dessert board.

    • sandisallergyfreerecipes
      October 10, 2013 at 6:47 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks :)


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