Sarah

Just made your pumpkin muffins and have been devouring for breakfast. This recipe looks like a winner too! Can’t wait to try
– Sarah

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Joy McCarthy

Yay! This recipe is essentially the pumpkin muffins, enJOY!

Steph

Yum! I have a little pumpkin in my kitchen that wants to be this cake for Thanksgiving :). Thank you!

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Joy McCarthy

Awesome! Glad you got the recipe just in the nick of time 🙂

Rebecca

Think I could sub whole wheat flour or almond flour for the coconut flour?

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Joy McCarthy

Yes you could but you’d need to at least double the amount or more. I only used 1/2 cup coconut flour because it expands substantially. I would think 1.5 cups whole wheat, but don’t quote me on that because I’m really not sure if it will work given that I haven’t tried it. 

Deborah

If I were to use pumpkin spice instead of the spices listed what amount would u recommend?
Thank u 🙂

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Joy McCarthy

I would do about 2.5 tsp of pumpkin pie spice 🙂

Jenny Rose

In the oven as I write this! Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family xo

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Joy McCarthy

Wonderful! Thanks so much Jenny, you too! 🙂 

Marla Tonon

Amazing alternative to traditional pumpkin pie! I made this with 1.5 cups of brown rice flour instead of coconut flour (which I thought I had but didn’t!). Turned out wonderful! Dense and fluffy all at the same time. Thanks Joy!

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Joy McCarthy

Thank you so much for telling me that Marla! Always good to know it’s been tested with other flours. Glad you loved it!

Whittney A.

Happy Thanksgiving, Joy! I am grateful for your incredibly validating comment regarding coconut whipped cream. I have tried so many times with disappointing results, so I’m happy to hear it’s not just me!!! 😜

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Joy McCarthy

No it’s not you at all. It only works with VERY few brands so there’s almost no point in having the recipe on my site. I do have it in the “detox desserts” ebook, but it’s such a hit and miss recipe. 

Laura

Definitely going to bake this cake for Thanksgiving this weekend. Thank you for sharing! Also, what brand of coconut milk ice cream do you use?

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Joy McCarthy

I use a couple of different brands but my favourite is definitely Coconut Bliss ice cream. I buy it from my local health food store, although I’ve seen it in big box grocery stores too. 

illy

Can we use 2 tsp of pumpkin spice powder instead of the individual spices listed?

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Laura

Made this yesterday for Thanksgiving and it was amazing. Followed the 6 egg recommendation and it literally came out tasting like the filling of a pumpkin pie. Had to bake it for more like 30 mins, but was using the toothpick test. Will be making these into muffins this week. Thanks

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Joy McCarthy

Oh strange! Sorry to hear, that’s the first I’ve heard of that happening but you can get so many different results with varying oven temps and such. Hope you have better luck with muffins!

Sonya-Alicia T.

Thank you for another successful and delicious recipe! The family and I enjoyed it. Thanks for everything you do !

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Joy McCarthy

You’re most welcome Sonya-Alicia! Glad you and your family loved it 🙂

Joanne

Delicious! I too used brown rice flour, and also coconut butter instead of oil, and it is so good. The coconut butter maybe made it a little denser, and not as fluffy, but I was trying to entice my hubs to try it as he’s not big on coconut flavour. A winner! I have leftover purée so I’m going to make some mini cupcakes, with coconut oil this time. Thanks Joy for another fab recipe! 😋

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Joy McCarthy

Interesting! I would not have thought coconut butter would work so thanks for letting me know. Sounds like a delicious alternative!! 

Killeen

Going to make this for my dad’s birthday this year. Thanks for sharing this delicious-looking recipe!

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Samantha

It’s only Tuesday and now I am soooo ready for the weekend so I can try this recipe. I LOVE PUMPKIN and I know I will love this cake.

Thank you, Joy!

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Joy McCarthy

Yay! Awesome, enjoy Samantha!

Mary

I just made this—so excited!—but it didn’t bake properly, even though I kept it in the oven for a long time. I did use flax eggs as my son is vegan—could this have been the problem? It never set. I love all your recipes and want this to work! Any advice?

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Joy McCarthy

Hi Mary, Sorry to hear that! not sure if you saw in the comments but unfortunately coconut flour is not a flour that works well without eggs, especially when the recipe has as many eggs as this one. You could try making it with brown rice flour instead and then try the flax egg. I think you’d have better luck with that! Hope that helps 🙂

Rebecca

Can you roast the seeds from a pie pumpkin? Do they provide any nutrition or just a fun snack?

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Joy McCarthy

I didn’t this time but I absolutely recommend it! Yes, they are a source of fibre, vitamin E and good fats. I would roast at a low temp with some olive oil and sea salt 🙂

Joy McCarthy

That’s a tough recipe to make sugar-free. I would suggest stevia, but the challenge is you need the liquid from the maple syrup to add moisture to the recipe. Sorry Lisa, but I don’t think this recipe can be made completely sugar-free. 

Sharon R

I made your Pumpkin Spice Cake yesterday and wanted to thank you for such a yummy recipe! I love that it’s gluten-free

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Jackie

Another amaaaaazing recipe Joy! This cake is so yummy!! Thank you so much 🙂

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Joy McCarthy

Yay! Glad to hear it. My pleasure, enjoy!

Jessica

Made this with chickpea flour (because that’s what I had), same measurement as coconut flour and it turned out great! Thank you!

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Joy McCarthy

Oh wow, so good to know, thanks for sharing! 

Stevie

In case any vegans are wondering, I made this with five flax eggs and it turned great! Almond ice cream on top. One of my favorite desserts now.

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Joy McCarthy

Thanks so much for letting me know Stevie! I will post an update above!

Patricia

We love this cake… I made it early this morning but forgot to add the maple syrup! Oops! It still turned out beautifully. Without the sweetness, it wasn’t too bad. But of course we drizzled maple syrup on it

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Joy McCarthy

Good to know!! Glad to hear you loved it!

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