You’ll love how easy this one bowl chocolate chip pumpkin cakes comes together. It’s so simple to make and easier to share with friends and family.
- 1/2 cup melted butter
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 can pumpkin puree (15 ounces)
- 1 1/3 cups Bob’s Red Mill All-Purpose Flour
- 2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- pinch cloves
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups chocolate chips (we like milk chocolate chips in this recipe)
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
- Grease a 9×13 inch baking dish well with butter or cooking spray and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl add the butter, applesauce, and brown sugar. Stir to combine well, about 1 minute. Beat the full minute to help the sugar to start to dissolve and get worked into the butter.
- Add the egg, vanilla, and pumpkin puree and mix to combine.
- Add the flour, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, baking soda, and salt to the bowl on top of the pumpkin mixture.
- Stir until the mixture comes together and there are no dry spots left.
- Add the chocolate chips and stir to combine (if you’d like, reserve 1/4 cup of the chocolate chips to sprinkle on top of the batter after it’s in the pan, highly recommend, it makes the cake pretty).
- Place the batter in the prepared pan.
- Bake in the hot oven for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Let the cake rest in the pan for at least 30 minutes before serving.
- You can use light oil like avocado or canola oil for the butter if you like. I tried both options and the butter did have a better flavor, but the oil still worked well.
- You can sub the butter for more applesauce or you can sub the applesauce for more butter, they all work great.
- You can use Bob’s Red Mill Whole Wheat flour in this recipe, it works great too and I do it often.
- You can add oatmeal to this recipe by subbing 1/3 cup of the all-purpose flour for 1/2 cup of rolled oats.
- You can reduce the sugar in this recipes to 1 cup with success if you like a less sweet treat.
- You can use whatever chocolate chips you like. We like milk chocolate chips with our pumpkin treats but semi-sweet or dark chocolate would also work great.
- Category: dessert
- Method: bake
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: pumpkin cake, easy pumpkin cake, pumpkin chocolate chip cake, one bowl pumpkin cake, pumpkin chocolate chip, pumpkin desserts