Pumpkin Bundt Cake

Pumpkin Moist Bundt Cake. Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli
    75 mins

You'll find that this recipe for Pumpkin Bundt Cake is perfect for a fall dessert. It's even better when it's drizzled with Cream Cheese Glaze.

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What You'll Need

  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon*
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice*
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg*
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger*
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup butter, melted and cooled or 1 cup vegetable oil
  • One 15-ounce can solid packed pumpkin or fresh puree
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  • 1 cup chopped pecans, lightly toasted
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  • Optional: Cream Cheese Glaze
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons milk
  • 9 whole pecan halves

How to Make It

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour the bundt cake pan. In a large bowl with a wire whisk, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and ginger. In a small bowl, combine eggs, butter and pumpkin. Hand beat the mixture is combined. Add the pumpkin mixture to the flour mixture. Mix until all is just combined. Don’t over mix the batter. Next, carefully stir in the nuts.

Pour the cake batter into the prepared bundt cake pan.

Bake this Pumpkin Bundt Cake for 45 to 50 minutes. Cool it in the pan on a wire rack for at least 10 minutes. Remove the cake from the pan to finish cooling it on rack.

Place the cake on a serving plate. If desired, make the cream cheese glaze.

Beat together the cream cheese, powdered sugar and 3 tablespoons of milk. Add more milk if a thinner glaze is desired.

Drizzle the glaze over the top of the cake. Place pecan halved on top of cake as shown in the photo.

Notes in the Margin:

* You may substitute any combination of those spices according to taste as long as they equal 3 teaspoons. Pumpkin Pie or Apple Pie Spice may also be substituted.

** I also topped my cake with a few toasted pecans. I always do this when I'm taking a cake some place and I'm not going to be there while it's eaten. This way people are alerted to the fact that there are nuts in the cake.

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