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Pumpkin Bundt Cake – Sally’s Baking Habit


That is my go-to pumpkin Bundt cake recipe as a result of the crumb is extremely moist, the cake tastes completely spiced, and you may prime it with something from salted caramel sauce to cream cheese frosting. You’ll be able to fill it with chocolate chips, a cinnamon swirl, chopped nuts, or depart it plain. I significantly like it plain with maple icing on prime!

One reader, Janet, commented: “This was such a success I’ve needed to make it twice!! Was scrumptious and simple to make, my mates have been very impressed! ★★★★★”

One reader, Sherri, commented: “That is the BEST pumpkin cake recipe ever. We pass over the chocolate chips and add pecans. I make the maple glaze recipe and add vanilla and pecans to it. It’s fantastic! ★★★★★

overhead shot of pumpkin Bundt cake on wooden cake stand with maple icing on top and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice.

Moist and dense, this pumpkin Bundt cake delivers BIG. It’s not fairly as heavy as a cream cheese pound cake, neither is it fairly as mild as my common pumpkin cake. As a substitute, it meets someplace within the center and this place is known as pumpkin euphoria.

I initially revealed this recipe in 2017, and make it not less than 2 or 3 instances each fall season. It’s oh-so-easy, and I haven’t modified the recipe in any respect. There are such a lot of variations between add-ins and toppings, that you may make a special pumpkin Bundt cake virtually on daily basis for a whole 12 months. (And also you’ll need to… it’s *that* good.)

Right here’s Why I Know You’ll Love It

  • I do know pumpkin desserts. From the very best pumpkin cupcakes to the right pumpkin pie, I understand how to make this star ingredient shine. (And complement it with the fitting substances!)
  • No mixer required, simply 2 bowls and a whisk
  • Conveniently makes use of 1 commonplace 15-ounce can of pumpkin
  • Supremely moist—knife glides proper by means of it
  • Generously spiced with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice
  • Wonderful so some ways: plain, stuffed, swirled, or frosted
slice of pumpkin Bundt cake with maple icing on top.
overhead photo of slices of pumpkin Bundt cake with maple icing on top on plates.

Use These Key Substances

Like all the recipes on my web site and in my cookbooks, I endlessly examined numerous substances and ratios to develop a standout cake with glorious taste and texture. Listed below are some key substances:

  • Baking Soda: 2 teaspoons of baking soda looks like rather a lot, and it’s a lot. However take into consideration the scale of a Bundt cake… they’re enormous, and have to rise quite a bit within the tall cake pan. I keep in mind making an attempt this recipe with a mixture of baking soda AND baking powder, and was by no means happy with the consequence. Along with leavening, baking soda deepens a baked good’s colour and neutralizes acids. (This cake is full of acidic substances!)
  • Spices: Generously spiced is just not an understatement! By itself, pumpkin is sort of bland, so that you want lots of spice to convey out its taste. You possibly can even swap a number of the particular person spices for pumpkin pie spice!
  • Oil: You need to use vegetable oil or olive oil right here. Melted coconut oil works, too, however you’ll need to make sure that you bake the batter instantly after mixing (no standing round, please!) as a result of the coconut oil will in a short time start to solidify and thicken the batter.
  • Eggs: Pumpkin, oil, and flour are huge, heavy substances so that you want eggs within the batter to elevate and bind the substances collectively.
  • Brown & White Sugars: Once more, pumpkin is fairly bland with out a little assist, so that you want loads of sugar to assist convey out its taste. I exploit a mixture of each brown and white.
  • Pure Pumpkin: This Bundt cake conveniently makes use of 1 15-ounce can of pumpkin. For finest outcomes and taste, I strongly suggest utilizing canned pumpkin puree as a substitute of home made. I want Libby’s model for this cake.

You additionally want flour, salt, and vanilla extract.

ingredients in bowls on gray backdrop including oil, spices, flour, eggs, sugar, brown sugar, salt, and baking soda.

Substitution Tip

Like when making apple cake or chocolate cake, use oil on this Bundt cake recipe, so that you’re assured a tremendous moist cake from the beginning. You’ll be able to substitute unsweetened applesauce for half of the oil. (1/2 cup every.) Readers have advised me they love the cake this manner, and it’s simply as moist.

Overview: Methods to Make My Pumpkin Bundt Cake

This recipe truly makes use of the identical base batter as my pumpkin cream cheese Bundt cake. And, like I discussed above, the method couldn’t be simpler!

Mix the moist and dry substances individually, then whisk them collectively. Count on a really thick batter, nearly like pumpkin pancakes batter:

orange batter in glass bowl with whisk.
batter in Nordic Ware Bundt Cake Pan on gray backdrop.

And right here’s the batter once more, however with chocolate chips:

pumpkin chocolate chip cake batter in a pan.

As a substitute of an add-in like chocolate chips, you may fill the pumpkin Bundt cake with the chai spice swirl from this chai spice cinnamon swirl Bundt cake, or strive my cream cheese-filled pumpkin Bundt cake (identical batter!).

Favourite Bundt Pan to Use

Do you make lots of Bundt truffles? I do! You want a Bundt pan that’s 9.5 to 10.5 inches in diameter, and might maintain 10 to 12 cups of batter. Let me share two favourite Bundt cake pan choices with you:

  1. Anolon Bundt Pan: Tremendous high quality, heavy-duty, nice value, by no means warps, superior rubber grips. I’ve been utilizing it for years and, truthfully, it’s simply as sturdy as day 1.
  2. Nordic Ware Bundt Pan: Excellent high quality, heavy-duty, and makes stunning truffles.

Whichever Bundt pan you employ, be sure you grease it very generously earlier than including the batter. Even when the pan is labeled nonstick, as a result of dimension and weight of a Bundt cake, you NEED lots of greasing so the cake simply separates from the pan when inverting it.

cake in pan and flipped over on wooden cake stand.
slice of pumpkin Bundt on plate with fork.

Pumpkin Bundt Cake Toppings

Like the very best issues in the kitchen life, we’ll bathe this pumpkin Bundt with a glaze. There are such a lot of choices right here (I really like a very good icing!), and I checklist my favorites beneath.


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slice of pumpkin Bundt cake with maple icing on top.

Pumpkin Bundt Cake

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  • Prep Time:

  • Cook dinner Time:
    65 minutes

  • Complete Time:
    5 hours, half-hour

  • Yield:
    serves 12

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That is my go-to pumpkin Bundt cake recipe as a result of the crumb is extremely moist, the cake tastes completely spiced, and you may prime it with something from salted caramel sauce to cream cheese frosting. You’ll be able to fill it with chocolate chips, a cinnamon swirl, nuts, or depart it plain. I significantly like it plain with the maple icing from these maple brown sugar cookies on prime!


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C) and grease a ten–12-cup Bundt pan. (I like this one or this one.)
  2. Whisk the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, and allspice collectively in a big bowl. Put aside. Whisk the oil, eggs, brown sugar, granulated sugar, pumpkin, and vanilla extract collectively till mixed. Pour the moist substances into the dry substances and use a mixer or whisk till utterly mixed. Fold in chocolate chips or nuts, if utilizing. Batter is thick, and also you’ll have round 5 cups complete.
  3. Bake for 55–70 minutes or till a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clear with only a couple flippantly moist crumbs. It is a massive, heavy cake so don’t be alarmed if it takes slightly longer in your oven.
  4. As soon as executed, take away from the oven and permit to chill for two hours contained in the pan. Then, invert the marginally cooled Bundt cake onto a wire rack or serving dish.
  5. Enable to chill utterly earlier than drizzling with topping/icing and serving. On the pictured cake, I used the maple icing from these maple brown sugar cookies. I additionally sprinkled a home made pumpkin pie spice mix on prime of the icing earlier than it set.
  6. Cowl leftover cake tightly and retailer at room temperature for a pair days and/or within the fridge for as much as 5 days.


  1. Make Forward Directions: You can also make the complete cake forward of time (earlier than topping with icing). Cowl cooled cake and refrigerate it for as much as 2 days. Convey to room temperature earlier than icing and serving. Baked cake might be frozen for as much as 3 months. Enable to thaw in a single day within the fridge and convey to room temperature earlier than icing and serving.
  2. Particular Instruments (affiliate hyperlinks): Bundt Cake Pan (I like this one or this one) | Glass Mixing Bowls | Whisk | Cooling Rack
  3. Mini Bundt Desserts: I’ve examined this recipe with mini Bundt pans earlier than and whereas the mini Bundt truffles style fantastic, they’re fairly dense. In case you’d wish to strive it, the recipe makes 24-30 mini Bundts however that depends upon the precise dimension of your mini Bundt cake pan. Fill them solely midway with batter. The bake time is round 20 to 25 minutes. As a substitute, for higher outcomes with a lighter crumb, I like to recommend utilizing my pumpkin cupcakes batter for mini pumpkin Bundt truffles. You’ll get about 16.
  4. Spices: As a substitute of 1/2 teaspoon every ginger, cloves, nutmeg, and allspice, you need to use 2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice. (You’ll nonetheless add the two teaspoons of floor cinnamon.)
  5. Oil: As a substitute of 1 cup of oil, strive 1/2 cup (90g) unsweetened applesauce and 1/2 (120ml) cup oil. The cake is simply as moist. If you wish to use coconut oil, soften it first, and make sure that all the different substances are room temperature. Bake the batter immediately, as a result of because the coconut oil begins to chill and solidify, it thickens the batter and will end in a very dense cake.
  6. Pumpkin: For finest outcomes and taste, I strongly suggest utilizing canned pumpkin puree over home made on this recipe. I discovered the flavour is a lot better with canned. I want Libby’s model for this cake.
  7. Extra Topping Choices: Brown Butter Icing from my Peach Bundt Cake, Chocolate Ganache, Cream Cheese Frosting, Selfmade Whipped Cream, Brown Sugar Glaze from my Apple Bundt Cake, Orange Glaze from my Cranberry Orange Bundt Cake

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slice of pumpkin bundt cake on a cream plate




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