Before pumpkin season winds to a close I needed one more pumpkin recipe. For this one, I chose a moist coconut flour cake topped with a light and fluffy pumpkin ricotta cream. I'm so glad I did. I happily ate this for breakfast every day for a week.
Coconut Flour Cake - Low Carb, Keto, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, THM S
I made the Pumpkin Ricotta Cream first in my Vitamix and thought about just ending there and eating it all with a spoon. But then I thought some of you might think I was crazy for making a dip/topping/icing and not giving another way to eat it.
Making this cake in the Vitamix makes the prep super simple. The batter is thick so you do have to scrape it out but with the self-cleaning feature of my Vitamix, I easily cleaned the blender and then made the topping in it too. If you want to avoid the cleaning step you can even make the pumpkin ricotta cream first, transfer it to a separate bowl, and then make the cake batter in the Vitamix without cleaning it in between.
You really could just make the Pumpkin Ricotta Cream and stop right there. No judgment from me if you just eat it with a spoon. I almost did.
I've been wanting to make a nut free cake for a while. My 5-year-old is very allergic to pistachios and her allergist wants us to avoid the other nuts at this point as well. She is my picky eater and most of the time she doesn't even want to try the things I make for the blog but I like to offer them to her when I can.
Coconut Flour Cake Ingredients: coconut flour, eggs, sweetener, heavy cream, coconut or almond milk, baking powder, vanilla, cinnamon
Pumpkin Ricotta Cream Ingredients: ricotta cheese, pumpkin puree, sweetener, cinnamon, vanilla
This Coconut Flour Cake can be used at the base for any flavor icing or as cupcakes. It is a very versatile recipe. You can leave out the cinnamon and change up the extract to easily vary the flavor.
Coconut Flour Cake Ingredients:
- Preheat oven to 350. Grease an 8 x 8 baking dish.
- Combine all the ingredients for the coconut flour cake in the Vitamix. Pulse until a thick batter forms. Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish. It is very thick. I spread it out with my fingers but go ahead and use a rubber spatula if you don't want to get your hands dirty.
- Bake for 40 minutes until it golden around the edges and slightly firm to the touch. Cool completely.
- Meanwhile, combine all the ingredients for the pumpkin ricotta cream in the Vitamix. Pulse until it is smooth. Spread it on the cooled cake.
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