Turmeric Spiced Pumpkin Cake

  Downtown Edmonton Dentist

Turmeric has many wonderful health benefits, this recipe incorporates it in a healthy sugar free and gluten free pumpkin spice cake recipe. The turmeric flavour is subtle and adds a warm earthiness which compliments the other more traditional fall spices in this recipe.

Baking with extra virgin olive oil because is a pretty healthy fat option, but feel free to substitute with any oil you prefer. Melted butter would work well too.

Baking with oat flour is also more nutritious than white four, higher in protein, and provides longer lasting energy. You can make oat flour at home in a food processor. It just takes two minutes and then you have a supply on hand in the pantry for all your baking projects. Ready made oat flour is also available from Amazon if you prefer to skip that step. You could also substitute whole wheat flour as an alternative.


  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup date paste (see our date paste recipe for instructions)
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 4 well beaten eggs
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil (or substitute any other oil or melted butter)
  • 1 cup oat flour (or substitute flour)
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder


In a large mixing bowl add olive oil, date paste, eggs, turmeric, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, vanilla, and stir until combined. In a separate bowl mix oat flour and baking powder to combine, then add that to the wet mixture and stir until combined. Pour mixture into a greased 9 x 13 inch baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 45 minutes. Cool before cutting into squares. Makes 12 generous portions.

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