It’s that time of year again, y’all! Pumpkin-everything season is just around the corner, and that makes me giddy. Like, ’13-year-old me at a Backstreet Boys concert’ giddy. I never said it was pretty, don’t judge. But this time of year is magic to me. Pumpkin cookies, pumpkin lattes, and pumpkin soups. Fall is my favorite time of year, and I’ve been waiting patiently for it. So patiently, in fact, that this gluten free pumpkin angel food cake is the first pumpkin-anything that I’ve made this year, so you’re in for a treat!
Don’t worry, this post isn’t going to discuss all of the health benefits of pumpkins, because this cake is all indulgent desserty goodness, loaded with sugar.
I’ve always been a fan of angel food cake, I just love how light and fluffy it is. It is not easy to find gluten free angel food cake though. I was lucky enough to come across a box of gluten free angel food cake mix at our local Aldi, and figured it was perfect for our next experiment.
I wanted to make this recipe as simple as possible, because I don’t like spending time on elaborate recipes. And even though I try to make most of my recipes on this site healthy; this one is not. But it is delicious, so at least it delivers in that aspect!
Gluten Free Pumpkin Angel Food Cake
Yield 1 loaf
Fall is my favorite time of year, and I’ve been waiting patiently for it. So patiently, in fact, that this gluten free pumpkin angel food cake is the first pumpkin-anything that I’ve made this year, so you’re in for a treat!
- 1 box gluten free angel food cake mix
- 1/2 can pumpkin puree
- 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Grease a loaf pan.
- Mix everything together in a bowl.
- Bake for 45-60 minutes or until thoroughly cooked.
Mix 2 tbsp butter (or coconut oil for dairy free), melted, 1 3/4 cups confectioners' sugar, 2 tbls water and 1 tsp vanilla extract until smooth.
Let stand 3 minutes or until thickened, then drizzle on cake.
Serving Size 1/12 of loaf
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 2 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Total Carbohydrates 56 g
Sugars 47 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
If you’re really looking to make it a little healthier, then just skip the glaze. The pumpkin angel food cake itself is still delicious without it anyways.
This cake has a closer consistency to pumpkin bread, and the glaze is what takes it over the top into dessert territory.
This pumpkin angel food cake was a hit with our whole family, and will definitely make an appearance at the next party we attend, though I can’t guarantee it’ll last long!
What’s your favorite pumpkin dessert recipe?