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Gluten Free Mini Pumpkin Layer Cake

This easy Gluten Free Mini Pumpkin Layer Cake has all the warm spice and flavor you love about pumpkin cake, just in a mini version that serves just 2-3 people.

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You guys – I have been sitting on this gluten free mini pumpkin layer cake recipe for a couple of months now and I am SO HAPPY to finally be able to share it with you!

I made cake. And not just any cake, a gluten free mini pumpkin layer cake! Not only is it gluten free, but it’s also dairy free and the best part? It’s MINI. Like, it only serves 2-3 people.

You could even stretch it a bit and serve 4, it would be like eating a cupcake but just in layer cake form.

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Mini layer cakes get me super excited. They make it easy to make any day a little celebration without going totally overboard and having to make a regular sized cake big enough to feed a party.

The first mini cake I made was my Mini Chocoalte Layer Cake. I’ve been working on mini cake recipes ever since. They can be a bit tricky at times and I want to make sure I have nailed the full cake recipe before scaling it down to become mini, which is why this is only the second mini cake I’ve shared on the blog.

Lucky for us, this mini pumpkin cake was easily scaled down from my Gluten Free Pumpkin Cake recipe. I’ve tested this recipe 5 times and it has come out great every single time.

This recipe uses only ¼ cup of pumpkin puree. It’s the perfect way to use up extra pumpkin if you have some leftover from another recipe.

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If you need some recipe ideas, I can tell you that one regular size can of pumpkin has about 1 ¾ cups of pumpkin puree. You can make this gluten free mini pumpkin layer cake, my Gluten Free Pumpkin Banana Bread, and my Gluten Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread all from one can of pumpkin. If you don’t want two breads, you can make the Gluten Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins instead of the pumpkin chocolate chip bread.

Since I’ve tested it so much, I can tell you that the cakes freeze VERY well. All you need to do is wrap them in plastic wrap, place them in a freezer bag and then freeze until you’re ready to use them. You don’t even have to wait for them to defrost before frosting them. Just frost the frozen cakes as you would a regular cake and then refrigerate for a couple hours before serving.

Since these cakes are mini sized, they’re perfect for afternoon tea or even a weeknight dessert. I like to pair mine with Celestial Seasonings Sweet Harvest Pumpkin tea. Pumpkin on pumpkin ♥

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I’m loving tea in the afternoon/evenings lately since I can’t drink regular coffee after 3pm (or else I’m up until 2 am). I really love having it to help boost me through the evening without having to settle for just plain water. They’ve got some really great seasonal flavors in addition to pumpkin – Candy Cane Lane, Gingerbread Spice, Nutcracker Sweet, Cranberry Vanilla Wonderland, and Caramel Apple Dream. Put a selection of these out with your holiday spread this year and your guests will thank you!

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You’ll be loving this mini pumpkin cake with your tea – it’s such a great combo. I drink my tea black with no sugar and I LOVE the way it tastes with the cake and even on it’s own. SO good. Enjoy!

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Gluten Free Mini Pumpkin Layer Cake

Gluten Free Mini Pumpkin Layer Cake

Yield: Serves 2-3
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 24 minutes
Total Time: 34 minutes

This Gluten Free Mini Pumpkin Layer Cake is the perfect way to use that extra pumpkin puree. It's a scaled down version of my popular Gluten Free Pumpkin Cake and serves just 2-3 people.

Ingredients

  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • ¼ C pumpkin puree
  • 1/3 C granulated sugar
  • ¼ C avocado oil (or canola oil)
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ C gluten free all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp xanthan gum
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp fine sea salt
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch of ground nutmeg
  • For the Frosting:
  • ½ batch of dairy free cream cheese frosting

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray two 4-inch ramekins with non-stick spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg, pumpkin, sugar, oil, and vanilla.
  3. Sift in the flour, xanthan gum, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Stir to combine and make sure all the dry ingredients are mixed in.
  4. Pour the batter evenly between the two ramekins and place the ramekins on a rimmed baking sheet (for easily getting them in and out of the oven). Bake at 350 degrees for 22-26 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.
  5. Cool on a wire rack, remove cakes from ramekins after 10 minutes to cool completely before frosting or freezing.

Video recipe below supplied by Celestial Seasonings

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Julie

Wednesday 16th of November 2016

If someone wanted to do cupcakes instead how many would this recipe make? I'll double if necessary but I would like to make this cake for a friend's birthday and cupcakes would make serving easier.

Sharon

Wednesday 16th of November 2016

Hi Julie, If you wanted to do cupcakes, it would make about 4. Just fill your liners about 2/3 of the way full.

Karen M.

Saturday 5th of November 2016

When I saw the picture of these little cakes, I had to make them. I just happened to have all the ingredients. This. Are is delicious!! My husband didn't even know it was gluten free. I used cup 4 cup flour anthe cake was very light, it worked well. I didn't have any cream cheese so I used marscapone cheese instead. Wonderful!!! Thank you for the great recipe!!!,

Sharon

Sunday 6th of November 2016

Thanks Karen, so glad you and your husband enjoyed them as much as I do!

Joanie @ ZagLeft

Saturday 5th of November 2016

I LOVE single serving desserts and these cakes are precious! So perfect when you want to satisfy a sweet tooth but can't be trusted with the leftovers ;)

Angie | Big Bear's Wife

Friday 4th of November 2016

These mini pumpkin cakes are too cute! Just pinned them because I might have to make them for Thanksgiving!

Renee - Kudos Kitchen

Friday 4th of November 2016

There is just something so special about mini foods. This one is just adorable and it looks so yummy!

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