This paleo pumpkin sponge cake with caramel glaze is a deliciously delicate dessert that’s surprisingly packed with nutrition! It’s perfectly sweetened with honey, and has a light and decadent pumpkin flavor.

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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? At least mom life. Or adult 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? Nourishing and dessert.

And this time of year, that nourishment 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! It’s not hard and you can make a boat load of puree from just one pumpkin!

Pumpkin Sponge Cake.

This pumpkin sponge cake is a new favorite pumpkin treat in my house, as well. It’s very easy to make and was an instant hit with the family. Not that there are many desserts that aren’t an instant hit… Anyway. The texture of this pumpkin sponge cake is delicate, and – even though it’s a cake – it’s not overly sweet in flavor.

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. It’s still 100% delicious without the caramel glaze. 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 amazing.

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.



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

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

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

Cool completely on a rack before drizzling with the caramel glaze.

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Caramel Glaze

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



In small saucepan, whisk together the tapioca 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.

Devour said cake.

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