Gluten Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake

Marla Meridith

September 30, 2013

Gluten Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake |

Gluten Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake |

Happy Monday! I hope you had a fabulous weekend. I sure did. There was lots of hikes & outdoors time. Our crazy rain storms have subsided and now there are frosty mornings and bluebird skies during the day.

We have had some snow & the aspen trees are all shades of gold, red & green. What does all that mean? I crave pumpkin. Lots & lots of pumpkin.

Welcome Gluten Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake to your world. You will be very glad you did.

Gluten Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake |

Soooooo. Not only is this cake gluten free ~ but I sweetened it with pure honey. The chocolate chips add some more sweetness.

This cake is perfectly moist with a delectable crumb. Once you dig in you will be hooked.

Gluten Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake |

We dipped ours in some vanilla & chocolate whipped cream, that I happened to have from some cupcakes I was styling. With or without that your taste buds will be really happy.

Gluten Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake |

You could serve this as a holiday dessert ~ it would be great for ThanksgivingHalloween too.

Gluten Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake |

It would also be wonderful for a more decadent breakfast or brunch.

Smiley |

Mr. Smiles was watching this photo shoot with lots of anticipation for a big slice of cake.

Gluten Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake |

And you know what? He sure won me over & got one!

Gluten Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake |


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  • Rosa
    Posted at 05:54h, 30 September

    A fabulous cake! It looks so moist and delicious.



  • Maria
    Posted at 06:03h, 30 September

    I’m crazy for pumpkin! Love this cake!

  • Laura (Blogging Over Thyme)
    Posted at 06:11h, 30 September

    This looks so wonderful! I need to make more baked goods with oat flour–it is such a great ingredient and its so easy to make your own version right at home (with a Vitamix).


    • Marla
      Posted at 04:56h, 05 October

      It really is so easy to make on your own! Hope you can try this soon 🙂

  • Jenny Flake
    Posted at 06:30h, 30 September

    What a gorgeous chocolate chip cake! Lovely pictures 🙂 xoxo

    • Marla
      Posted at 04:57h, 05 October

      Thanks so much Jenny!

  • Tieghan
    Posted at 06:31h, 30 September

    This looks so good. I love chocolate and pumpkin together, i think it is a great combo! Beautiful photos! Oh and our weather as been so pretty. The trees are perfect right now! Nothing beat this time in the mountains!

    • Marla
      Posted at 04:58h, 05 October

      You are sooooo right!! Being here in the mountains for all seasons is amazing. Thrilled we made the move!

  • Julie @ Table for Two
    Posted at 06:45h, 30 September

    yum!! bring on the pumpkin and chocolate! this cake looks wonderful!

    • Marla
      Posted at 04:59h, 05 October

      Good attitude Julie!

  • Marian (Sweetopia)
    Posted at 07:14h, 30 September

    Absolutely stunning, Marla!

  • Shundara@SavyNaturalista
    Posted at 07:36h, 30 September

    Beautiful bread looks perfect for an afternoon tea party..

    • Marla
      Posted at 05:01h, 05 October

      Would be ideal for an afternoon tea party!!

  • Aimee Wimbush-Bourque
    Posted at 07:43h, 30 September

    So, so pretty Marla!! You captured the natural beauty of fall. Can’t wait to try this cake and love that it is sugar-free.

    • Marla
      Posted at 05:01h, 05 October

      Thanks Aimee ~ I had so much fun with this shoot!

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
    Posted at 08:06h, 30 September

    Gluten free or not, this sounds delicious Marla! Love 🙂

  • HeatherChristo
    Posted at 09:03h, 30 September

    These photo’s are completely stunning. And I love that this gluten free cake looks like it has such a nice crumb to it!

    • Marla
      Posted at 05:02h, 05 October

      Heather, I was really pleased with that crumb too ~ thanks for noticing the details 🙂

  • Yvette
    Posted at 09:26h, 30 September

    Fall in Colorado is so gorgeous! Your pumpkin chocolate chip cake looks like the perfect way to celebrate the season. Beautiful photos!

    • Marla
      Posted at 05:03h, 05 October

      Fall here is breathtaking!!! So hard not to have my camera glued to my face at all times!

  • Meg @ Beard and Bonnet
    Posted at 09:54h, 30 September

    Whoa! That is one gorgeous cake and one handsome little man! Thanks so much for sharing:)

    • Marla
      Posted at 10:40h, 30 September

      Awwwww…thanks Meg ~ I’ll tell him you said that 😉

  • naomi
    Posted at 10:01h, 30 September

    So Fall perfect and so delicious looking, Marla.

  • Toni | Boulder Locavore
    Posted at 10:17h, 30 September

    Lovely recipe and scene Marla! So fall. Love using oat flour and I’m sure it would make this cake a lovely texture too.

    • Marla
      Posted at 05:04h, 05 October

      Toni, the oat flour really is so flavorful & the texture always seems to work for me too 🙂

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks
    Posted at 11:00h, 30 September

    Marla this is stunning!!! I have a choc chip pumpkin bundt cake that’s one of my faves but it’s not GF and I’ve been asked by ppl how to make it GF. I will just be sending them here now. Beautiful images!!! And great flavors! Pinned!

  • Liz @ The Lemon Bowl
    Posted at 12:04h, 30 September

    I adore pumpkin and chocolate together – such a beautiful cake!

  • Kiran @
    Posted at 12:20h, 30 September

    Divine! And I love that you shot it all outdoors 🙂


    • Marla
      Posted at 05:04h, 05 October

      Thanks Kiran ~ I will be doing lots more outdoor shoots from now on. A nice change!

  • Gaby
    Posted at 14:21h, 30 September

    chocolate chip pumpkin cake is my absolute favorite thing to make this time of year! Pumped to try your recipe!

    • Marla
      Posted at 08:22h, 01 October

      Oh girl ~ we are on the same page. Hopefully you can make your cake soon!

  • Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen
    Posted at 15:18h, 30 September

    Certified gluten-free oat flour is a life saver for those on a gluten-free diet and performs so well in quick breads. LOVE this recipe for Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake. Perfect for fall! Like how you go all-natural and sweeten with honey or agave. Gorgeous styling and photography, too, m’lady. Thanks for sharing!

    • Marla
      Posted at 08:24h, 01 October

      It really is a lifesaver ~ Oat flour (other than blanched almond flour) is my all time favorite. I love how healthy it is and how versatile. Glad you like the cake and thanks for the photo compliments!

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    Posted at 16:03h, 30 September

    I love pumpkin with chocolate, a fall delight!

  • Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective
    Posted at 19:00h, 30 September

    Love this cake, Marla! So perfect for fall!

  • Jennifer
    Posted at 11:45h, 01 October

    could you sub the oat flour for chickpeas blended down ? I dont like the calorie content in flour and with beans it makes it full of fiber

    • Marla
      Posted at 04:09h, 02 October

      I am not sure. You can try if that is something you prefer. Good luck!

  • Jess
    Posted at 07:34h, 02 October

    Could you use regular flour if you aren’t worried about being gluten free?

    • Marla
      Posted at 08:02h, 02 October

      You can try it that way Jess ~ though I have not tested with any other flours. If you try please let us know how it turns out 🙂

  • Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes
    Posted at 09:25h, 02 October

    It has oats in it, how awesome! Love the ingredients in this recipe Marla, and gf is such an extra bonus. Gorgeous cake!

    • Marla
      Posted at 05:05h, 05 October

      Thanks Paula! hopefully you can taste test this cake real soon 😉

  • Traci
    Posted at 11:37h, 02 October

    Just made this today on a rainy day and it is SCRUMPTIOUS! I didn’t have oat flour on hand, and do not require gluten-free, so I substituted 1 1/2 c. spelt flour (ancient grain but not technically gluten-free) and 1/2 c. amaranth flour (gluten-free). Can’t wait for the family to come home after school to this goodness!

    • Marla
      Posted at 05:06h, 05 October

      Hi Traci, thanks for sharing your version with us. LOVE how you improvised with the ingredients you had on hand. So smart. Hope everyone enjoyed 🙂

  • Jen Davis
    Posted at 19:41h, 04 October

    I made this today using the exact recipe and I love it! So delicious and it made the house smell so amazing. It was wet and dreary fall day here and this was really nice for everyone to come home to. Thanks!

    • Marla
      Posted at 20:19h, 04 October

      Hi Jen, thanks so much for stopping by & sharing your success with this cake. Glad you all enjoyed it 🙂

  • Michelle
    Posted at 06:09h, 06 October

    As I also can’t eat oats. …I wad wondering if you thought almond flour would work instead of oat flour. Cake looks beautiful!

    • Marla
      Posted at 08:47h, 06 October

      You can test drive the almond flour ~ though I have not tested the measurements & functionality for that in this recipe. I do love almond flour. Please let us know how it turns out if you try it!

  • The Healthy Apple
    Posted at 10:36h, 06 October

    LOVE this cake, Marla. Looks amazing and I cannot wait to try it. So perfect for fall. Have a great Sunday! Hope you are well!

  • Traci
    Posted at 11:00h, 09 October

    I am now putting this into the oven for the second time this week! It is a huge hit in our house! The first time I used whole wheat spelt flour, and this time I am using a gluten-free blend. The only change I made was to add 3/4 of the chocolate chips to the batter and sprinkle the rest on top. A total keeper!

  • Shannon Houlihan
    Posted at 15:56h, 10 October

    I bake something every time I go home from school on the weekends, and I decided to make this last weekend. It was fantastic! My family loved it and the best part was that I had left overs take back to school! It’s definitely a keeper.

    • Marla
      Posted at 03:42h, 11 October

      Hi Shannon ~ I am so thrilled to hear that. The leftovers are the best part!!

  • Pascal
    Posted at 12:26h, 19 October

    Thanks for this delicious recipe! My father in law is gluten intolerant and I was looking for something “new” … He loved it (he didn’t say so but I know him quite a bit now)!
    I’ve just bookmarked this page and will definitely bake it once again very soon! Brilliant!

  • Jessica @ Food Luv Bites
    Posted at 13:48h, 17 November

    With all these holiday goodness, I’m def going to fit this one into my “to make list” yummm.

  • Lindsay
    Posted at 05:34h, 28 November

    I made this last night for thanksgiving today for my son. Should I have refrigerated it or was leaving it on counter ok?? I didn’t even think about that until this morning 🙁 please let me know

    • Marla
      Posted at 06:20h, 28 November

      I is fine to leave it out. After a day I tend to cut slices & store it in an airtight container in the fridge 🙂 Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Pop Chef
    Posted at 08:22h, 09 December

    Good post. It looks like that pumpkin chocolate chip cake didn’t last very long.

  • Contessa
    Posted at 07:06h, 13 September

    Hmmmm, mine didn’t turn out so cake-like – no delectable crumb here. I want to say mine turned out like more of a firmer flan type dessert. I wonder what I did “wrong”.

    • Marla
      Posted at 07:20h, 14 September

      Hi! So sorry to hear that. Did you try using a toothpick to check for doneness? There should be little to no crumb left on a toothpick when the cake is done baking. If there is more than that you need to keep the cake in the oven longer.

  • Amy
    Posted at 14:46h, 08 October

    This sounds delicious – I love that there’s coconut oil in this. Plus pumpkin makes everything better!

  • cathy
    Posted at 17:27h, 08 November

    Can you use almond milk instead? My son has a milk allergy

    • Marla
      Posted at 18:45h, 08 November

      Hi! I’ve not tested this recipe with that, but you can try unsweetened almond milk & let us know how it turns out!

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