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All Things Pumpkin: Baking Pumpkin Cake with My Dad


It’s that time of year again! Our 5th annual cooking with cats. It is a classic at this point I know and I give full credit for my dad for making this happen year after year.

So far we have ventured into the land of :

And this year we donned the whiskers once more as Clown Cats and got down to business making one of my most favourite recipes of all time. Watch!

This is the greatness we baked up!

Pumpkin Cake

by Meghan Telpner

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Keywords: bake breakfast bread dessert dairy-free gluten free gluten-free low-carb low-sodium nut-free soy-free sugar-free vegan vegetarian maple syrup pumpkin Halloween cake fall

Ingredients (8 servings)

  • 2 cups steamed and pureed pumpkin or 16 oz. can organic pumpkin
  • 1 Tbs chiaseeds, ground (use a coffee or spice grinder)
  • 1/2 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/2 cup quinoa flour
  • 1/2 cup arrowroot starch
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs OR 2 Tbs ground chia + 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Pre-heat oven to 350.
  • Mix all ingredients together in blender, food processor or mix by hand.
  • Pour mix into greased/dusted round pie pan or square baking dish.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes until tooth pick insterted comes out clean
  • Enjoy!

Question of the day: What kind of cats should we be next year? And what do you want to see us make?

15 responses to “All Things Pumpkin: Baking Pumpkin Cake with My Dad”

  1. Candace says:

    Funny video:) Unlike, your dad I absolutely LOVE pumpkin! I bet the pumpkin cake is fabulous!

    • Kristina says:

      Hi- I used an 8” round pie dish and it isn’t nearly done after 20 minutes. Was I supposed to put it in two 8” pie dishes? I think I must have done something wrong 😑

      • Meghan Telpner says:

        This should all go in one dish, not two. Every oven is different, though, so it’s very possible that your cake just needed more time to bake.

  2. Nanda says:

    Recipie looks awesome! You two are so much fun…
    For next year…Tropical cats.

  3. Jen @ Existential Evolution says:

    Entertaining and informative! Love it! Can’t wait to try out the pumpkin recipe…I may have to add some dark chocolate chips though! I love how you have such a fun, candid relationship with your dad – you are truly blessed.

  4. Nancy D says:

    I can’t believe it’s been a year already. I love the cats!!! I love Ron and Megan!!!

  5. Ashley says:

    you two are the absolute cutest. Seriously bringing me so much joy every Halloween.

    Hopefully your dad liked the cake better this year??

    Next year: Parisian cats? Famous cats?

  6. Raeanne says:

    Great video! Too fun. I made the cake tonight and it took WAY more than 20 minutes to bake, closer to an hour before the middle was cooked through… Followed the recipe to a tee… Not sure what’s up, but still looking forward to tasting it!

    • Sara says:

      I also had to cook it way more than the suggested time. Maybe closer to 50 minutes. And delicious! Worth the extra time. Moist and flavorful. And my picky 3 year-old loved it!

  7. Nicole says:

    I LOVE you two!!!! OMG I just died laughing at this video. You two are so much fun! The recipe looks delish, I’ll have to try it!

  8. Andrea says:

    Phew, dad liked it!

  9. Deb Young says:

    Hi Meghan & Ron
    A delightful video and an awesome cake. Love it.
    How about “Saucy” cat
    and make a pumpkin pasta/lasagna sauce with zucchini noodles – either spiral or lasagna

    Take care
    Deb Young

  10. Linda says:

    Your Dad is such a sport – how about next year Cat in the Hat.

  11. Cheryl says:

    Delicious! But I had to cook it for double the cooking time. At the 25 min mark it was very gooey in the middle so back in it went for another 25 minutes.

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