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4.58 from 7 votes

Healthy Pumpkin Spice Cake

All the flavor without all the calories, this Healthy Pumpkin Spice Cake is just what you need this season.  Get your forks ready!
Prep Time7 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time32 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Healthy Pumpkin Spice Cake
Servings: 12 1 piece
Calories: 160kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cup flour, whole wheat
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 cup pumpkin, canned
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup, pure

Frosting

  • 4 ounce cream cheese, low fat
  • 1/2 cup (8 fl oz) Greek yogurt, vanilla
  • 1/4 cup unsifted powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line an 8X8 inch pan.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cinnamon, pumpkin spice, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • In a separate bowl combine your melted coconut oil and pumpkin puree.  Do this first so the coconut oil is evenly dispersed.  Add you room temperature egg, vanilla and maple syrup. Stir until combined.
  • Add wet ingredients to dry and stir just until combined. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 20-25 minutes or until an inserted knife comes out clean.
  • Frosting: Combine cold cream cheese, greek yogurt, and powdered sugar. Beat until smooth.  Frost cake.  The frosting won't be as stiff as normal frosting because there's less sugar to thicken it.  So I refrigerated my cake to thicken the frosting.

Nutrition

Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 251mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 13g