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Paleo Chocolate Pumpkin Cake

Even though I haven’t finished my review on Dragons of Autumn Twilight (Dragonlance Chronicles #1) yet, I’m still going to put up this recipe tonight, since it’s been waiting to be posted for 9 days now! I paired these two up because it’s a very autumny cake and, just like with Dragons of Autumn Twilight, the end result was a tat bit disappointing. Not horrid or anything, just not as good as I expected them both to be.


12-14 slices



  • 55 grams of coconut flour
  • 250 grams of cooked pumpkin pulp *
  • 4 eggs
  • 110 grams of extra virgin coconut oil
  • 100ml coconut milk
  • 50 grams of cocoa powder
  • 75 grams of coconut blossom sugar ** (or palm sugar)
  • 1 heaped tablespoon cinnamon
  • marrow of 1 vanilla bean (or 1 tablespoon vanilla extract)
  • 1 heaped teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 / 4th teaspoon sea salt

* You can use all kinds of pumpkin. Preheat the oven to 200°C/390°F, cut the pumpkin in half, place parchment paper on a baking sheet and place the squash halves with the inside up. Roast the pumpkin in about 1.5 hours until tender. It may seem a bit burnt, but that’s okay; you can top this dark brown skin easily and then remove the cooked, caramelized flesh by scooping it out (or first remove the wires and plates). You can also use cooked sweet potatoes (peeled).

I bought a bag of precut pumpkin pieces because I thought it would save me some time and work… After putting that in the oven for about 20 minutes in total (I kept checking to see if it was soft enough to mash), I burned my hand while grabbing the bowl out of the oven and then said, “Fuck this @#!$, it’s going in there raw!”. So yeah: chunks of pumpkin in mine!

** You can add more if you’re a sweet tooth. I used 100g of palm sugar (I mainly chose palm sugar because it was cheaper ^^).



1. Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F
2. Put the pumpkin flesh, eggs, vanilla, coconut oil and coconut milk in a food processor (or blender) and let it run until you have a smooth mixture


3. Add the coconut flour, cocoa, coconut blossom sugar (or palm sugar), cinnamon, baking powder and salt and let it run again until you have a smooth consistency (as you can see, I have huge chunks of pumpkin in there, but it worked out just fine)


4. Line the cake mold with baking paper and pour the batter into it


5. Bake the cake for about 60 minutes (a skewer should come out dry)

6. Let the cake cool off before you cut it. Also, be careful with picking up the cake!



Now here’s where I would normally say ‘Bon Appetit!’, but in all honesty, I wasn’t that impressed by this cake. It was moist enough, it was chocolaty enough, but still…kinda meh. Unless I’ve got people over who are on a paleo diet, I won’t be making this a second time. Maybe I’m just not a big fan of coconut flour. It felt like I was eating a Bounty. I don’t like Bounties. If you like Bounties, you’re probably going to love it!

I found the original recipe on

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Dutch book reviewer who reviews in English. Grammar nazis beware!! I like brownies. And chamomile tea.

7 Comments on Paleo Chocolate Pumpkin Cake

  1. I love Bountys… and I cook with coconut oil all the time, and everything… but I just couldn’t be arsed to bake… sigh… the only things I am willing to bake are cinnamon rolls… so, fair kudos to you, girleen! You’re the kitchen goddess! 🙂

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    • Wanna trade for a Snicker? I bought a 5-liter bucket of it some time ago, but my husband says it makes his meat taste weird >.>. LOL. Well, baking gets better with a decent kitchen machine. I can just walk away and take a poo now while the batter is mixing! bows Thank yoooou!


      • 😀 hahahahaha… brilliant… yeah, actually, I have a proper food processor… but still… I’m just hopeless at following recipes when it comes to baking… it never just works out perfectly… i think I’m a faulty woman… 😀 everyone should be able to bake, right? 😀 meh, never mind, I’m still thinking of poo…

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    • LOL 😀 My mother can’t bake for shit at all, so ‘not working out perfectly’ already sounds great to me! :’) You know I requested an ARC of Terry Pratchett’s World of Poo recently and they actually DECLINED me?! Gosh, they just don’t know what they’re missing out on ;). (I also edited the last picture a little just now, because it looked like a burned heap of diarrhea with peanut butter in it on the previous one)

      Also, what the hell happened to WordPress and where did the proper reply button go?! I’ll just drop this comment here now and diabolically mess up the entire chronological order…

      EDIT: OR not ^_^

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      • gasp they denied you a book on poo? It’s just sad as to what the world has come to- experts being denied is just all kinds of wrong! 😉

        Yeah, there are some changes in wordpress.. I noticed that writing a new post has a new view as well… hmm… modernizing.. it’s like Microsoft.. why can’t they stick to something that works for a good portion of a time? Like, for a decade?


  2. This looks awesome

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