Paleo Pumpkin Pecan Cake

by Evolved Chocolate

Paleo Pumpkin Pecan Cake

Can’t decide between a pecan or pumpkin dessert? Have both! This crumbly, pumpkin-spiced pumpkin cake is topped with a sweet maple icing and crunchy pecans. It’s the perfect paleo AND vegan seasonal treat that will have you begging for a second helping.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Keyword: gluten free, Paleo, vegan


Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon allspice

Cobbler Ingredients

  • ½ cup almond flour
  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder (For Paleo- 1 tsp cream of tartar + ½ tsp. baking soda)
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¾ cup coconut sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice(see above)
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • ¼ cup coconut milk or any dairy-free milk
  • cup coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Topping Ingredients

  • ½ cup coconut sugar
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • ¼ cup pecans chopped
  • ¾ cup very hot water


  • Preheat oven to 350℉.
  • Line an 8″x 8″ baking pan with parchment paper.

For the Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

  • Combine all the spices. 

For the Cobbler

  • In a medium bowl, combine flours, baking powder(or cream of tartar + baking soda), salt, coconut sugar, and 2 teaspoons homemade pumpkin pie spice. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, combine pumpkin puree, coconut milk, coconut oil, and pure vanilla extract. 
  • Pour your wet ingredients into your dry ingredients. Mix until a thick batter is formed. 
  • Pour and spread the batter into the parchment-lined baking pan.

For the Topping

  • In a separate bowl, combine the coconut sugar, pure maple syrup, and chopped pecans. 


  • Spread the topping over the batter evenly. 
  • Pour the very hot water over the entire batter. Do not stir!
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes, until the middle is set.
  • Remove the cobbler from the oven and let sit at room temperature for 10-15 minutes. 
  • Scoop into dessert bowls and serve with dairy-free ice cream or dairy-free whipped topping. Enjoy!


Difficulty Level: Easy
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 slice
Servings Per Container 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 311 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 289mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 15%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 38g
Protein 2g 4%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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