Coffee Cake Friday: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake

by Jeanne on October 29, 2009

Happy Friday, Everyone! It’s the day before Halloween, so I had to make another pumpkin cake. This one is extra special because it contains chocolate chips. I don’t really think you can go wrong adding chocolate to almost any baked item. On this cake, the spices take the backseat to the taste of the pumpkin and the chocolate. I hope you enjoy it!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake

Special Equipment needed
-stand mixer or hand mixer
-10 C bundt cake pan

1 3/4 cups (245 g)  Jeanne’s Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour Mix
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 cup (1 stick; 4 oz; 115 g) unsalted butter, softened
1 1/4 cups (250 g) granulated sugar
3 extra-large eggs
3/4 cup (180 ml) pumpkin puree
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cups (80 ml) milk
1 cup  (170 g) semi-sweet chocolate chips
extra melted butter and tapioca flour for pan

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F/180 degrees C/Gas Mark 4
-butter and flour pan
-in a small bowl, mix together flour mix, baking powder, baking soda, spices, and salt. Set aside
-in a large bowl,using mixer, beat butter until fluffy
-add sugar and beat for a few more minutes
-add eggs, one at a time. Beat well
-in a small bowl, whisk together pumpkin, milk, and vanilla
-Alternately beat dry ingredients and pumpkin mixture into butter mixture–beginning and ending with the dry mixture. Do not overmix
-using a spoon, hand mix chocolate chips into the batter
-spoon into the prepared pan
-thump pan on counter to release any hidden air bubbles
-bake for about 55 minutes–until a tester comes out crumb-free


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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Amy February 5, 2014 at 4:08 pm

Do you think this would work dairy-free by replacing the butter with butter substitute, water instead of milk, and dairy-free chocolate chips?


Jeanne February 6, 2014 at 2:16 pm

Amy: Yes! All of those would work just fine!


Pat October 19, 2013 at 7:17 am

I’ve only made this in a Bundt. Will it make 1 or 2 pans if I use a 9 x 5?


Jeanne October 21, 2013 at 10:28 am

Pat: Check out my pan sizes post. I’ve not made it in any other sized pan.


Pat October 12, 2013 at 8:18 am

This is soooo good! Even my hubby, who has balked at some of my gluten free baking, LOVED it!! Making it again for a church function.


Jeanne October 12, 2013 at 1:10 pm

Pat: Yay! I’m so glad!


Tracey November 9, 2012 at 4:52 pm

I made this yesterday, but without chocolate chips since I’m out at the moment. A few things I did differently was to up the pumpkin pie spices (I know you’re not a big fan, Jeanne. :-) ), sub honey for the sugar, and reduce the milk a bit. I also whipped up a batch of Honey Rum Cream Cheese frosting to go with the cake. My husband flipped over it! Now that I’m learning the ins and outs of gluten-free baking, he’s requested that I make several of your recipes. I had hoped to get through this holiday season without adding a few extra pounds, but now this is going to be a challenge! :-)


Jeanne November 9, 2012 at 4:56 pm

Tracey: yay! And the frosting sounds yummy–wow. And if you like pumpkin pie spice, you should use pumpkin pie spice! :) I’m so glad you’re enjoying my recipes!


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