Pumpkin Cake/Cupcakes

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Need some help figuring out what to do with all of that pumpkin you bought? Look no further!

pumpkin cake

Pumpkin Cake


  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cup pumpkin (or 1 can)
  • 1 cup maple syrup (I’ve also used agave OR 1/2 cup maple syrup  with 1/2 cup turbinado sugar)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • vegan chocolate chips (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. In a large bowl mix the first 5 ingredients.
  3. I medium bowl mix the remaining ingredients, except chocolate chips if using.
  4. Pour wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix.
  5. Grease pan or use cupcake liners.
  6. Pour into pan and bake until done. 30-40 minutes for a 9 inch cake pan and 15-20 for cupcakes


This first time I made this I cake I ate all but 2 pieces by myself. I just could not resist it. I mixed up a little glaze but wasn’t crazy about it. The next time I made this I went with cupcakes and added chocolate chips and made this Chocolate Mousse to use as frosting.

I made these for my last Healthy Cravings group, which I’ll write about tomorrow. Let’s just say they were a big hit. I cooked the cupcakes a little long and they stuck to the liners 🙁 so next time I’ll watch them a little more closely.

There is a little over a week left of the Vegan Month of Food, a.k.a. Vegan MoFo. I hope you’ve been enjoying all of the recipes. The Vegan MoFo ends October 31st. I’m excited to participate in the Virtual Vegan Potluck on November 1st. There are 105 participants this time so get ready for a ton of mouth-watering recipes.

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  1. Looks very good. I have never heard of pumpkin cakes before… Thanks for your post…

  2. Looks so nice and moist! Gotta have the chips in there :-)!

  3. The foil liners work great btw 🙂 They peel off even the stickiest of cupcakes.

  4. I second on loving foil liners! Although with all the stuff about foil being bad it makes me sort of question using them….Great recipe!!! Your killin’ me with all this pumpkin baked goods!!! I gotta get in the kitchen and bake tomorrow. Having some cravings for something sweet.

    • I used to use the foil liners for everything. I had some testing done a few months ago and had high levels of aluminum so I’m trying to get those out. I’ve stopped using it as much as possible. I think if I decrease the baking time they wont stick so much. 🙂

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