Pumpkin-Chocolate-Chip Cake & Mini Muffins


18. December 2013 by swissfitchick

Guys…I’m sorry. I am bombarding you with recipes this week, but I HAVE to share this one – it’s the best pumpkin creation I made so far. It’s inspired by the Pumpkin Cornbread from Heather, which I baked mutliple times – here, I made a few twists to make it more fudgey and moist (SORRY – I know we all hate that word) like CAKE and it was my daily dessert since last Saturday!

cakeIMG_2467I made so much of it that I could even make some mini muffins with it too.muffinsPUMPKIN-CHOCOLATE-CHIP CAKE & MINI MUFFINS


80g Peanut Flour (can sub for almond flour too)

50g Almond Flour

20g Coconut Flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 tbsp cinnamon

dash of seasalt

1 tbsp ground vanilla

200g pumpkin puree

1 egg

1 eggwhite

2 tbsp cottage cheese (curd)

1/2 dl fullfat coconut milk

1 tbsp coconut oil melted

1 tbsp honey (or sweetened of choice)

2 tbsp powdered stevia (or sweetener of choice)

3 tbsp chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 200Ā°C.

Mix all dry ingredients together.

Mix all the wet ingredients together and mash until smooth.

Mix dry and wet ingredients together.

Stir under the chocolate chips.

Spray a baking form with cooking spray and pour 2/3 of the batter in it and spread evenly.

Spray a mini muffin pan with cooking spray and fill up with the rest of your batter.

Bake Mini Muffins for 15 minutes (make the fork test!)

Bake the Cake for 20 minutes.

If there’s still a little batter on the fork, take it out – otherwise it will get too dry!

Cake Muffins CakeFor the chocolate chips, I used these from Xucker which are sweetened with Xylit. For my Swiss readers, you can order them at nu3.ch.

dropsAnd I know, I know….I forgot the icing!! Need to work on that….

Enjoy! !

Are you sick of pumpkin yet?

What do you prefer – muffins or cake?

Any idea for the perfect icing for this cake or the muffins?



18 thoughts on “Pumpkin-Chocolate-Chip Cake & Mini Muffins

  1. haha I will never be sick of pumpkin! šŸ˜‰ And I’d say you need some sort of cream cheese icing for this…

  2. Gah! You’re right — it looks perfect. And I’m pretty sure I’ll be eating pumpkin all year long because I have yet to get sick of it. As for icing, I’m tempted to say that it needs some kind of creamy chocolate one. You can never have too much chocolate šŸ˜‰

  3. thekoshercavegirl says:

    Yum! This sounds delicious. I love pumpkin. Add chocolate chips and you have a piece of heaven!

  4. Melody says:

    These look AMAZING! You are a culinary genius šŸ™‚ I can’t choose between muffins and cake- I really love choc chip muffins (especially the traditional white flour, butter ones I admit lol) and banana muffins spread with butter are so good too. But cake- oh cake- a great chocolate cake is so special! Now back to your amazing recipe- icing- how about cream cheese, mixed with honey and shredded coconut! Or a bit more decadent- white chocolate melted with a bit of coconut oil or butter and mixed with a bit of lemon or orange zest for a bit of tang? You could add the zests to the cream cheese version too if you wanted šŸ˜‰

  5. cottercrunch says:

    i think this is a good problem. Ya know? i could eat those year round! and maybe some greek yogurt frosting?

  6. april says:

    this recipe looks absolutely delicious! i love pumpkin – plus i’m sure the peanut, almond, and coconut flours add a delicious flavor to the cake! i’m not a big fan of icing (i’m weird, i know :)), but i bet greek yogurt would be really great on it, especially to help moisten it, or even nut butter!

  7. I haven’t even started cooking with pumpkin yet lol This looks great!

  8. Lucie, mon ami- I just need to put this out there (and further incentive for you to visit Australia!)

    We pretty much have all the same pantry staples and cooking flours etc- You need to come and create, stat!

  9. With recipes like this, I can’t imagine anyone being able to get sick of pumpkin =) Oh & btw, I can’t get enough of your coconut flour bread. I added some orange extract to one batch…it was HEAVEN!

  10. SuzLyfe says:

    How good are pumpkin and chocolate together? I consider it a combo up there w pb&j for sure. My fave riff on the classic is my “pump”ed up chai Choco-nana protein bread. That might have to be my next posted recipe….


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