This paleo Pumpkin Sponge Cake with Caramel Glaze is a deliciously delicate dessert that’s surprisingly packed with nutrition! 

Paleo Pumpkin Sponge Cake with Caramel Glaze  #pumpkin #cake #caramel #paleo #gapsdiet #glutenfree #dairyfree #grainfree #refinedsugarfree #paleodessert

Healthy + dessert = win.

You don’t have to be around my blog long to know that healthy treats are quite important to me. Dare I say, necessary for life? Ha. I’m all about nourishing my body with food, and everyone needs a treat now and again, so why not have them both?

And this time of year, that healthy can be found in pumpkin… That’s right, not only does pumpkin make delicious desserts, it’s pretty good for you, too! Pumpkins are rich in antioxidants (like lutein, xanthin, ß carotenes), and vitamins A, C, E, and K. They’re are also a good source of B-complex vitamins such as folate, niacin, vitamin B-6, thiamin, and pantothenic acid, as well as a whole bunch of minerals!

Pumpkin goodness.

If you’re looking for more delicious ways to enjoy pumpkin, I’ll leave a few of my favorites below. Also, if you’re wanting to stay away from canned pumpkin, here’s an easy tutorial on how you can make your own pumpkin puree from those leftover Halloween/Thanksgiving decorations!

Pumpkin Sponge Cake.

This pumpkin sponge cake is a new favorite, as well. It’s very easy to make and was an instant hit with the fam. Its texture is delicate and – even though it’s a cake – it’s not overly sweet. The caramel glazing on top is from my easy paleo caramel sauce, but you can use whatever caramel sauce you have or just leave it off altogether. To thicken the glaze I added a little tapioca starch, which is totally ok for paleo, but you can leave it out for the GAPS diet. It will still taste delicious.

This paleo Pumpkin Sponge Cake with Caramel Glaze is a deliciously delicate dessert that's surprisingly packed with nutrition! #pumpkin #cake #caramel #paleo #gapsdiet #glutenfree #dairyfree #grainfree #refinedsugarfree #paleodessert

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Pumpkin Sponge Cake

Free of grain, gluten, dairy, and refined sugar.

Ingredients

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 and grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan. Line with parchment, if desired.

In large bowl, whisk together wet ingredients. Add in dry ingredients and whisk until smooth.

Pour into prepared pan and bake for 50-55 minutes.

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Caramel Glaze

Free of grain, gluten, dairy, and refined sugar.

Ingredients

Instructions

In small saucepan, whisk together starch and caramel sauce. Turn heat to low and stir until just thickened. Do not over thicken!

Remove from heat and stir in coconut oil and honey until smooth.

Drizzle over cooled cake.

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