The Best Pumpkin Bundt Cake Recipe

Whenever I make Carrot cake or pumpkin bread I feel like I am feeding my family a vegetable for dessert.  I know it doesn’t work that way but this truly is the most moist Pumpkin Cake I have ever had.  Make this pumpkin cake in a bundt or into cupcakes for single serving.


a slice of pumpkin cake recipe

The Best Pumpkin Bundt Cake Recipe

There is nothing special about this cake other than the ratio of liquid and dry ingredients that keep it super moist. 


Baked bundt cake 


a slice of pumpkin cake recipe

Can I frost a bundt cake? 

You can make a simple glaze and drip that along the cake.  We opted for frosting our bundt with cream cheese frosting.  I just love cream cheese frosting so it was a pretty easy decision.  I just made a half recipe of cream cheese frosting. 


You bet, we actually have never baked our own pie pumpkin we always use canned pumpkin. Check this out For more canned pumpkin recipes. 


Our cake sat out one day and then we placed it in the fridge.  It was gone in about 3 days after sharing a few slices with a friend. 

a slice of pumpkin cake recipe


You can easily adapt this recipe into cupcakes, reducing the amount of time you bake it, and I have even seen people make this into a layer cake..   The options are open, just be sure to change the bake time based on the pan(s) you are using. 


Delicious pumpkin spice cake


a slice of pumpkin cake recipe

The Best Pumpkin Bundt Cake Recipe

Yield: 14 slices
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

A super moist and easy pumpkin cake with cream cheese frosting.


  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups canned pumpkin
  • 4 large eggs eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp ginger


Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F Grease and flour a bundt pan. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Set aside.

Step 2

In a large bowl combine sugar and oil. Blend in vanilla and pumpkin, then beat in eggs one at a time. Spread batter into pan.

Step 3

Bake in the preheated oven for 30-45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.


You can use 1 1/4 cup of vegetable oil instead of using apple sauce.

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