Fructose Free Halloween Bundt Cake

Healthy Halloween Bundt Cake – Refined Sugar Free!

28’s Home Nutrition Program (Stream: female, healthy weight maintenance)
With a delicious pumpkin cream cheese icing and moist vanilla sponge, it’s seriously spooky how good refined-sugar-free can taste. Happy Halloween!
Note: This should be a VERY occasional treat. Although this cake recipe is low-fructose each slice contains just over 1 teaspoon of natural sweetener per serve… so it won't be a trick or treat surprise if you find this Halloween cake scarily moreish!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Dessert, Treat
Servings 20
Calories 338.77 kcal


Bundt Cake

  • 200 g self-raising flour
  • 100 g almond meal
  • 300 g butter melted, plus extra for greasing.
  • 1/2 cup rice malt syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 eggs

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Icing

  • 375 g cream cheese softened to room temperature.
  • 90 g butter softened to room temperature.
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin cooked and puréed
  • 2 tablespoons full-fat milk
  • 1 tablespoon rice malt syrup
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Spooky Chocolate Drip

  • 80 g 85% dark chocolate Use 85–90%, melted


  • Preheat the oven to 180ºC/350ºF/Gas Mark 4
 and grease a bundt tin with butter or coconut oil.
  • Sift flour and almond meal together into a large bowl. In a smaller bowl combine melted butter, rice malt syrup and vanilla and set aside.
  • Beat eggs in an electric mixer, or with electric beaters until light and fluffy and doubled in size.
  • Pour the butter mixture into the flour mixture and mix well. Gently fold in the eggs with a large spoon or spatula, being careful not to overmix. Take your time here and be gentle. At first it may seem like it’s not coming together, but it will slowly develop into a cake batter. Pour into the greased bundt tin and place in the oven for 35 minutes, or until a skewer inserted comes out clean. Remove from the oven and cool in the tin for ten minutes before carefully turning out onto a wire rack to cool.
  • To make the Icing, cream all ingredients using an electric mixer or electric beaters, until light and fluffy. Spread over cooled cake. Place in the fridge to cool slightly while you melt the chocolate. One chocolate is melted, drizzle over the cake and place back in the fridge to let the chocolate harden. Once chocolate has set, remove from the fridge and serve.


Please note this is a special occasion recipe. While rice malt syrup is fructose free, this recipe contains more rice malt syrup than we would usually use and should only be consumed on special occasions like Halloween! Each serve contains about 1 teaspoon of added sweetener per serve, but we’ve kept it low-fructose!
Keyword Halloween, Party

Posted by Sam Wood

Father and husband, on a mission to help people move more, eat better and make a positive change to their lives. Sam Wood has over 20 years experience as a personal trainer and is recognised as one of Australia’s leading experts and media commentators in the health & fitness industry. Sam is the founder and personal trainer of 28, Australia’s #1 home fitness and nutrition program, and he's also the proud owner of Australia’s largest personal training studio, The Woodshed, based in Brighton, Melbourne.