Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake

Prep Time: 15m
Total Time: 1h 10m
Nut free

Oh this Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake is going to knock off your fall socks.  Packed full of delicious pumpkin flavor, moist and dense and topped with an unbelievably decadent cream cheese glaze.
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With a new puppy in the house, I have been very busy.  With the potty training, keeping my eye on what she might be chewing, trying to remove it from her sharp little daggers, and in my spare time developing recipes for Thanksgiving I have been a wee bit frazzled.  But her sweet puppy kisses make it all worth it.  Isn’t she so cute!

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Every November Jim and I throw a Thanksgiving themed Dinner Party the weekend before the actual holiday.

One of the challenges of throwing a Thanksgiving themed dinner party is giving your guests what they expect for Thanksgiving, the Turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes while coming up with a few new dishes that they will love.   I want those new dishes to be easy and quick to pull together and are uncomplicated to serve to a group.

On Thanksgiving you expect Pumpkin Pie, so to be creative I made a Pumpkin Pie Spice cake.  Incorporating the pumpkin puree with the spices that make pumpkin pie, pumpkin pie that everyone loves, but in a moist cake which is easier to serve and can be made ahead of time. No need for whipped cream because the cake is topped with the delicious cream cheese glaze.

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Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake
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Serves: 8-10

Pumpkin Spice Cake
  • 2 cups cake flour (not self-rising), plus more for dusting
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ cup (1 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1¼ cups packed light-brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • ¾ cups canned pumpkin puree
  • Baking Spray for pan

Cream Cheese Glaze
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened room temperature
  • ¼ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 Tbsp. whole milk, more until consistency needed

Pumpkin Spice Cake
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray a 7-cup Bundt pan with baking spray or butter and dust with flour
  3. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves in a medium bowl and set aside.
  4. Beat butter and brown sugar together on medium speed until pale and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition and scraping down sides of bowl.
  6. Reduce speed to low and beat in flour mixture in 3 additions, alternating with the buttermilk.
  7. Beat until just combined.
  8. Add pumpkin puree, and beat until combined.
  9. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake until golden, about 55 minutes or stick wooden skewer into cake and when it comes out clean.
  10. Let cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes

Cream Cheese Glaze
  1. Beat cream cheese, vanilla, and powdered sugar together on medium low speed with an electric mixer until creamy.
  2. Add milk one tablespoon at a time, beating until the glaze reaches smooth somewhat pourable consistency. (similar to a yogurt thickness)
  3. If the glaze gets too thin, add in more powdered sugar.

Some other great Pumpkin Recipes:

Gluten Free Pumpkin Coconut Chocolate Muffins

Gluten Free Paleo Grain Free Dairy Free Pumpkin Coconut Chocolate Muffins Recipe | ahealthylifeforme.com

 Pumpkin Cake with Dark Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Pumpkin Cake with Dark Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Recipe | ahealthylfieforme.com

Healthy Pumpkin Bread

Healthier Pumpkin Bread 2

Pumpkin Martini

Pumpkin Martini Recipe | ahealthylifeforme.com Pumpkin Banana Vanilla Smoothie

Pumpkin Banana Vanilla Smoothie Recipe | ahealthylifeorme.com


 Pumpkin PestoPumpkin Pesto Ingredient | ahealthylifeforme.com


  1. Melissa says

    My mom passed away over 15 years ago. She was a great baker and I remember the delicious pumpkin bundt cake she would bake during the holidays. I am baking one for our office Thanksgiving lunch. If I can’t find her recipe, I plan on making this one. However, Mama always made it with caramel glaze. Thanks for sharing!

    • Amy Stafford says

      Family recipes are a wonderful thing. A great way to remember them when we miss them, especially during the holidays. Thanks for sharing! Hope you find her recipe.
      xo Amy

  2. says

    Amy…shared this post on my Football, Fall and Back to School Ya’ll Giveaway post this morning. I can’t wait to try this out. And your photography is fabulous.


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