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Pumpkin Dump Cake with No Refined Sugar!

July 24, 2019

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Pumpkin Dump Cake Recipe – Zero Refined Sugar and Gluten Free

Full of pumpkin spice flavor, this pumpkin dump cake is a delicious slow cooker recipe.  This healthy pumpkin dessert has zero refined sugar and is gluten free.

healthy and easy pumpkin dump cake can be made in the slow cooker or crockpot.  Gluten free and made with yellow cake mix that is homemade


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Pumpkin and slow cookers – it’s what the fall is made of!  Pumpkin pie, pumpkin roll, pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin donuts, pumpkin butter… I could go on forever about pumpkin.  It’s what fall Instagram dreams are made of right?!  Who doesn’t love posting those delicious pumpkin finds??

It’s easy to become pumpkin-obsessed!  I could easily dive headfirst into a pumpkin roll and eat the entire thing.  In an effort to avoid feeling over-pumpkinified (it’s a word, right?), I was looking for a lightened up version of my favorite fall flavor.

So many delicious pumpkin desserts are loaded with sugar.  It can also be hard to find a good gluten-free dessert if you are trying to remove gluten from your diet.  This pumpkin dump cake recipe will be the remedy!  Sweetened with maple syrup and coconut sugar, this recipe is free of refined sugar.  It is also made with gluten free flour which makes it great for anyone following a gluten-free diet.

My favorite gluten-free flour is Bob’s Red Mill 1-1 Baking flour.  You can also substitute almond flour or coconut flour for baking flour, but the baking ratios are different when baking with almond flour or coconut flour.

How to Make Pumpkin Dump Cake with No Refined Sugar

The key to baking a dessert with no refined sugar is to find your choice of sweeteners that are free of refined sugar.  Refined sugar is also known as granulated sugar or what you may commonly know as white sugar, brown sugar, or confectioner’s sugar.

There are a number of studies on why reducing refined sugars are good for your health.  This article by Kayla Itsines (the creator of BBG) talks about why reducing refined sugars in your diet is a good idea!

Healthline offers these 8 substitutes for refined sugar in your baking:

  1. stevia (my personal favorite – I use this daily)
  2. xylitol
  3. erythritol (This is my favorite product, and it also has a confectioner’s and brown sugar version)
  4. yacon syrup
  5. coconut sugar
  6. raw honey
  7. maple syrup
  8. molasses

Pumpkin Dump Cake Ingredients

Here are the ingredients I used to make this gluten-free pumpkin dump cake recipe.

healthy and easy pumpkin dump cake dessert that can be made in the slow cooker or crockpot.  Gluten free and made with yellow cake mix that is homemade

This recipe is done in two layers.  The top tastes like cake and the bottom tastes like pumpkin pie!

Pumpkin Layer
  • 30 oz can of pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
Cake Layer

Rather than using a boxed cake, you can easily make your own homemade boxed cake mix.  There are some great gluten-free and organic boxed cakes out there, but if you don’t have one on hand, you may have these ingredients!  If not, Amazon prime for the win!

Top Layer
  • 1 stick butter (or 8 TB coconut oil for a vegan pumpkin cake)
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup chopped almonds

Pumpkin Dump Cake Recipe

healthy and easy pumpkin dump cake dessert that can be made in the slow cooker or crockpot.  Gluten free and made with yellow cake mix that is homemade

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Pumpkin Dump Cake {Gluten Free & Refined Sugar Free Slow Cooker Recipe}

Full of pumpkin spice flavor, this pumpkin dump cake is a delicious slow cooker recipe.  This healthy pumpkin dessert has zero refined sugar and is gluten free.

Servings 8

Ingredients

Pumpkin Layer

  • 30 oz pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 stick melted butter or 8 TB coconut oil for vegan
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup chopped almonds

Cake Ingredients

  • 1 cup gluten free flour
  • 3/4 cups coconut sugar
  • 1 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • .5 tsp kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Spray a slow cooker (at least 6 ounce capacity) with cooking spray.

  2. Combine pumpkin, maple syrup, pumpkin pie spice and salt into a bowl and dump it into the prepared slow cooker. Sprinkle cake mix layer (or boxed cake mix) evenly over the pumpkin puree.

  3. Evenly pour the melted butter over the top layer and sprinkle with pecans and almonds.

  4. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours or until the edges of the cake start to brown and crisp slightly.

Recipe Notes

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