Amazing Pumpkin Bundt Cake

Amazing Pumpkin Bundt Cake

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This pumpkin bundt cake looks just like a giant pumpkin and it just might be the ultimate holiday centerpiece!

Amazing Pumpkin Bundt Cake

Amazing Pumpkin Bundt Cake

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes


For the Cake

  • 3 cups pumpkin puree
  • 4 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 8 tsp baking powder
  • 8 cups all-purpose flour
  • 5 cups dark brown sugar packed
  • 8 large eggs
  • 2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cup unsalted butter room temp
  • 1 cup sour cream

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 16 oz cream cheese softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

For the Buttercream

  • 2 lb confectioner’s sugar
  • 2 cup salted butter room temp
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 20 drops orange food coloring Depends on brand used and desired color.

For the Stem:

  • 4 tablespoons un salted butter room temperature
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 5 drops food coloring Green and brown


For the Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Butter and flour 2 large bundt pans.
  3. Mix the buttermilk and sour cream in a bowl and set aside.
  4. Sift the dry ingredients (except the sugar) together and give a good whisk to mix well.
  5. Cream the butter and sugar together in a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment for approximately 4 minutes on medium.
  6. Add the eggs one at a time making sure each is incorporated well before adding the next.
  7. Add the flour mixture in three batches alternating with the milk mixture. Making sure you start and end with the flour mixture. Do not over-mix, just beat until combined.
  8. Mix in the pumpkin puree. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and make sure the pumpkin is well incorporated.
  9. Pour batter into bundt pans. Bake for about 60 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean.
  10. Allow cakes to rest in pans for about

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

  1. Beat the cream cheese in a bowl until it is smooth. Add in vanilla and powdered sugar. Mix until ingredients are well-incorporated and desired consistency is reached.

For the Buttercream:

  1. Beat butter until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and then slowly add sugar. Add milk a few tablespoons at a time until desired consistency is reached. If want a stiffer buttercream, use less milk. Add in the food coloring.

For the Assembly:

  1. Cut bottoms off cakes.
  2. Pipe or smear cream cheese frosting onto bottoms. Sandwich together.
  3. Depending on the shape bundt pan you use, you may need to contour the outside using a knife to sculpt into a pumpkin shape.
  4. Cover in orange buttercream. Refrigerate to help the sculpting process.
  5. Using a knife, smooth into ridges. Add a second layer of dark buttercream to create dimension.
  6. Smooth the buttercream. I cut a yogurt cup into a half circle-shaped tool. It’s flexible and doesn’t gouge the buttercream.
  7. For the final smoothing chill the pumpkin in the freezer and use the back of a spoon dipped in hot water.

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