Pumpkin Bundt Cake – Sally’s Baking Dependancy

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 notably find it irresistible 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 buddies have been very impressed! ★★★★★”

One reader, Sherri, commented: “That is the BEST pumpkin cake recipe ever. We omit 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 named pumpkin euphoria.

I initially printed this recipe in 2017, and make it not less than 2 or 3 occasions 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 possibly can make a special pumpkin Bundt cake virtually day by day for a complete yr. (And also you’ll wish to… it’s *that* good.)

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

  • I do know pumpkin desserts. From the perfect pumpkin cupcakes to the right pumpkin pie, I understand how to make this star ingredient shine. (And complement it with the proper elements!)
  • 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 via it
  • Generously spiced with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice
  • Wonderful so some ways: plain, crammed, 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 Elements

Like all the recipes on my web site and in my cookbooks, I endlessly examined varied elements and ratios to develop a standout cake with wonderful taste and texture. Listed here are some key elements:

  • Baking Soda: 2 teaspoons of baking soda looks as if rather a lot, and it’s a lot. However take into consideration the scale of a Bundt cake… they’re large, and have to rise rather a lot within the tall cake pan. I bear in mind making an attempt this recipe with a mixture of baking soda AND baking powder, and was by no means glad with the outcome. Along with leavening, baking soda deepens a baked good’s colour and neutralizes acids. (This cake is full of acidic elements!)
  • Spices: Generously spiced just isn’t an understatement! By itself, pumpkin is kind of bland, so that you want numerous spice to deliver out its taste. You would even swap among the particular person spices for pumpkin pie spice!
  • Oil: You should utilize vegetable oil or olive oil right here. Melted coconut oil works, too, however you’ll wish 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 elements so that you want eggs within the batter to elevate and bind the elements collectively.
  • Brown & White Sugars: Once more, pumpkin is fairly bland and not using a little assist, so that you want loads of sugar to assist deliver out its taste. I take advantage of 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 advocate utilizing canned pumpkin puree as a substitute of selfmade. 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 fashion, 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 elements individually, then whisk them collectively. Anticipate a really thick batter, virtually 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 possibly can fill the pumpkin Bundt cake with the chai spice swirl from this chai spice cinnamon swirl Bundt cake, or attempt my cream cheese-filled pumpkin Bundt cake (identical batter!).

Favourite Bundt Pan to Use

Do you make numerous Bundt desserts? 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 desserts.

Whichever Bundt pan you employ, make sure you grease it very generously earlier than including the batter. Even when the pan is labeled nonstick, as a result of measurement and weight of a Bundt cake, you NEED numerous 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 perfect 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 record 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:

  • Prepare dinner Time:
    65 minutes

  • Whole 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 notably find it irresistible 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 elements into the dry elements and use a mixer or whisk till fully 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 frivolously moist crumbs. This can be a giant, heavy cake so don’t be alarmed if it takes a bit of longer in your oven.
  4. As soon as accomplished, 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. Permit to chill fully 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 selfmade 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 may make the whole cake forward of time (earlier than topping with icing). Cowl cooled cake and refrigerate it for as much as 2 days. Carry to room temperature earlier than icing and serving. Baked cake will be frozen for as much as 3 months. Permit 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 desserts style fantastic, they’re fairly dense. When you’d prefer to attempt it, the recipe makes 24-30 mini Bundts however that depends upon the precise measurement 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 desserts. You’ll get about 16.
  4. Spices: As a substitute of 1/2 teaspoon every ginger, cloves, nutmeg, and allspice, you should 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, attempt 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 elements are room temperature. Bake the batter straight away, as a result of because the coconut oil begins to chill and solidify, it thickens the batter and will end in an excessively dense cake.
  6. Pumpkin: For finest outcomes and taste, I strongly advocate utilizing canned pumpkin puree over selfmade 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