You know when you create a recipe and you feel like you’ve struck gold? Well, that’s kind of how I have been feeling of late. A few weeks back my friend Lisa inspired me to create a gluten free version of lemon cake. I did, and what resulted has become my family’s favorite gluten free recipe of all time.
So inspired, I’ve been tweaking the recipe ever-so-slightly coming up with new variations. The base recipe is essentially the same, but with a few small adjustments, a new and delicious recipe has emerged each time. Let me tell you, the recipes on this site for loaf cake are keepers, and if you haven’t tried one or all of them yet, you must.
So here is my last loaf cake installment….maybe. Yes it’s February, and yes, this is a pumpkin cake. But who says pumpkin is just for the fall? Not me. This cake is filled with miniature chocolate chips, and they mingle so well with the pumpkin and spices here. So good!
One tip: let the cake cool completely at room temperature. Next, wrap it in plastic and allow it to chill completely in the refrigerator. Slice it and serve it cool. Allowing all of the flavors to meld for a time makes for such a tasty bite. It’s worth the extra time.
Gluten Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Loaf Cake (Dairy Free)
1/2 cup avocado oil (or other mild oil of your choosing)
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup pumpkin puree
1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla flavored almond milk
2 & 1/3 cup gluten free flour blend with xanthan gum (I used Bob’s 1 to 1)
2 teaspoons double acting baking powder
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 & 1/4 cups miniature chocolate chips, divided
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a standard sized, 9″ x 5″ loaf pan with enough parchment paper to overhang two opposing sides by one inch. Set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, mix together the oil, sugar, egg, pumpkin puree, and almond milk until smooth.
Place the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves into a bowl and whisk together.
Gradually add the dry ingredients into the wet, mixing until just incorporated.
Add in 1 cup of the miniature chocolate chips. Fold the chips into the batter using a silicone spatula.
Pour into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle the top of the cake with the remaining chocolate chips.
Bake for 70-75 minutes or until a cake tester inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.