Chai Pumpkin Cake with Spiced Buttercream Frosting (Gluten-Free)

Published on Oct 27, 2018

  by   Kristina Stosek

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Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes Serves: 6-8
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This is a double layer gluten-free chai pumpkin cake with spiced buttercream frosting. The dessert is nothing short of deliciousness! I am very excited how this bakery-style cake turned out, it’s truly a Thanksgiving dessert.

chai pumpkin cake, gluten free


I know traditionally it is pumpkin pie or this amazing gluten free chocolate pecan pie. Yet, this year, I aimed for an extravagant approach. Enter my creation: a festive gluten-free chai pumpkin cake decorated with delectable spiced buttercream frosting. I’m confident you’ll thoroughly enjoy it!


The two layers boast a combination of moisture and lightness, infused with the aromatic flavors of chai spices. The cake is generously decorated with spiced buttercream frosting, elevating this dessert to another level of deliciousness! I must confess, it’s the spiced buttercream frosting that sets this pumpkin cake apart and makes it truly special.


chai pumpkin cake, gluten free


  1. Flavor and Aroma: Pumpkin has a naturally sweet and earthy flavor, which makes this dessert very tasty.  
  2. Moisture: Pumpkin adds moisture to baked goods, creating a soft and tender crumb. This is especially beneficial in this cake recipe because it allowed me to cut back on fats.
  3. Versatility: Pumpkin is versatile and pairs well with a variety of spices, such as cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. This makes it a versatile ingredient that can be incorporated into a wide range of dessert recipes.
  4. Nutritional Value: Pumpkin is also known for its many health benefits, it is rich in nutrients like vitamins A and C, as well as fiber. While desserts are often indulgent, using pumpkin allows for the inclusion of some nutritional benefits.
  5. Seasonal Appeal: Pumpkin is often associated with the holiday season. Using pumpkin in desserts brings back nostalgia, a sense of coziness and tradition.
  6. Natural Sweetness: Pumpkin has a natural sweetness, allowing for a reduction in the amount of added sugar in a recipe. 
  7. Color and Presentation: The vibrant orange color of pumpkin adds a lovely color to the dessert.

The best part about this cake recipe is its surprising simplicity. Moreover, to elevate this dessert into a more festive experience, consider adding some vibrant berries or edible flowers. Your family and friends are sure to be thoroughly impressed – that’s how delicious it is!

If you are looking for savoury and sweet pumpkin recipes check out these gluten-free pumpkin recipes.

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Cat, I have not made it with psyllium husk powder, so I don’t know the results. If you do make it, please let us know how the cake tuns out. Thank you


Could I use physiliam husk powder sub for eggs?


Hi Amirah, I would substitute finely grated apples for the pumpkin. I have not tried it with apples, but it should work. If you do make it please let us know how the cake turned out. thank you :-)

Amirah Yasin

How can I make this without the pumpkin flavor?

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