Gluten Free Pumpkin Sheet Cake

gluten free pumpkin sheet cake recipe

Gluten Free Pumpkin Sheet Cake

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 can organic pumpkin purée
  • 1/2 cup softened butter (or use earth Balance vegan “butter)
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp buttermilk ( or you can use goat milk + 1 tsp apple cider vinegar)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups gluten free flour blend (I used Compliments brand found at Safeway and Sobeys or use could use Bobs Red Mill 1 to 1 flour blend)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line a 13 x 9 baking pan with parchment paper.
  • In a stand mixer add the softened butter and sugars and mix well.
  • Add the pumpkin purée, eggs and buttermilk and beat on medium speed.
  • Scraping sides of pan to incorporate all.
  • In a small bowl whisk the flour and remaining dry ingredients.
  • Add to mixer bowl and beat on medium speed.
  • Beat for 2-3 minutes to get a lot of air into cake batter.
  • Transfer batter to lined baking pan.
  • Smooth batter out before putting into the oven.
  • Bake for 30-32 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into centre of cake comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven and cool.

Brown Sugar Icing

  • In a small saucepan add 12/ cup butter, 1 cup brown sugar and heat on medium.
  • Stir and bring mixture to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to low/medium and cook for 3 minutes stirring occasionally.
  • Add 1/4 cup milk and 1 tsp vanilla. Increase heat to medium and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let cool for a couple of minutes.
  • Whisk in 1 1/2-2 cups icing sugar until icing is smooth.
  • Less icing sugar means a runnier icing whereas adding the whole 2 cups means a thicker icing.
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
gluten free pumpkin sheet cake recipe

It’s that time of the year.

One of my favorite times of the year when the leaves are changing color, the farmers markets are a bounty of local fruits and vegetables and the smell of pumpkin starts to fill our kitchens.

It is thanksgiving soon here in Canada and that means gluten free pumpkin pie, pumpkin spice syrup, pumpkin desserts as well as roasted pumpkin as a side veggie.

Basically it is pumpkin season!

gluten free pumpkin sheet cake recipe

I have been busy in the kitchen developing new gluten free pumpkin recipes and have 3 new ones that I will be sharing this week.

First up will be a gluten free pumpkin sheet cake. This recipe is super easy and you have a few options with the cake.

Leave it the way it is.

Icing the whole thing or as I did slice each piece in half, sandwich the halves with whipped cream and then top with a homemade brown sugar icing.

gluten free pumpkin sheet cake recipe

gluten free pumpkin sheet cake recipe

Enjoy!

gluten free pumpkin sheet cake recipe

gluten free pumpkin sheet cake recipe

Gluten Free Banana Sheet Cake

gluten free banana sheet cake recipe
gluten free banana sheet cake recipe


If you are like me you always seem to end up with overly ripened bananas on your counter. Yes, I usually put them in the freezer for future use but sometimes even my freezer seems to have too many unused bananas in it.
That is why I like to have a few banana recipes on my blog for you to look through. This recipe makes enough for a 9 x 13 baking pan and that is especially nice when you have a larger group expected at your house or you need a dessert for that holiday party or pot luck dinner.
This is an easy recipe to make too for it bakes in one pan. You can easily jazz this cake up with a cream cheese frosting and then top it with sugared banana chips and pecans. Does that not sound delicious?

I again used vegan “butter”, goat milk and dairy free cream cheese in this recipe but if dairy is not a problem for you feel free to use the regular butter, milk and cream cheese.
I am a big fan of using goat milk as an alternative to cows milk for when apple cider vinegar is added to it it resembles buttermilk. Buttermilk aids in helping your gluten free baked goods rise and so does the goat milk.

Gluten Free Banana Sheet Cake

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 cups gluten free flour blend (I used Compliments gluten free flour blend that is available at Safeway and Sobeys)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup chopped organic banana chips
  • 3 overly ripened bananas
  • 1/2 cup goat milk
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup Earth Balance vegan “butter”, softened
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp good vanilla

Tofutti dairy free cream cheese

  • 2 tbsp softened Earth Balance vegan “butter”
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp good vanilla
  • 3/4 cup icing sugar

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line a 9 x 13 baking pan with parchment paper.
  • In a small bowl whisk the gluten free flour blend, salt, baking soda and spices together.
  • In a small bowl add apple cider vinegar to the goat milk.
  • Add the eggs and whisk together.
  • In a stand mixer blend the vegan “butter” with the brown and white sugar.
  • Add the bananas and mix until creamy scraping the sides of bowl to incorporate all ingredients.
  • Add the flour mixture, goat milk and vanilla and beat until batter is smooth.
  • Add the chopped pecans and banana chips and mix on low until combined.
  • Pour batter into prepared baking pan.
  • Bake in oven for 30-35 minutes until cake is done.
  • Remove from oven and cool.
  • Top cake with optional frosting.

Frosting

  • In a stand mixer blend the softened vegan “butter” with the cream cheese and vanilla.
  • Add the icing sugar and increase speed to medium.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Spread frosting on cooled cake and serve.
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Enjoy!

gluten free banana sheet cake recipe
gluten free banana sheet cake recipe

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