If you are looking for a gluten and dairy free family friendly cake for Halloween that is easy to put together then this could be the recipe for you. I’ve used a traditional gingerbread loaf recipe but added in some pumpkin purée to give a more Autumnal feel.
I got this pumpkin tin a few years ago but haven’t really used it much. If you don’t have one you can draw the outline of a pumpkin on a sheet of paper and use it as a template to cut out your pumpkin shape from the cake. Or you can bake this cake in a round or square tin and forget all about the pumpkin shape nonsense.