Chocolate pumpkin cake

Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 30 minutes Total Time 45 minutes
Serves 9 large cake squares     adjust servings

An unbelievably rich, moist, delicious (and shh, healthy) chocolate pumpkin cake!


  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour (I use white whole wheat flour)
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup milk (I've used soy and skim - both work great)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together dry ingredients (flour through salt) very well.
  3. In a separate smaller bowl, mix together pumpkin, milk and vanilla extract until well combined.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Add chocolate chips and stir until just combined.
  5. Pour the batter into a well-greased 8x8 glass pan. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
  6. Let cool, then cut into squares and commence face plant.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Chocolate-Covered Katie.

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