Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake with Creamy Pumpkin Glaze gives a bundt cake a Fall twist by adding pure pumpkin to both the cake and the glaze. Try my Pumpkin Dessert for another dessert to add to your Thanksgiving menu.

Overhead of Pumpkin Bundt with Glaze

Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake

With pumpkin spice season upon us (I mean Fall), why not add a bundt cake with pure pumpkin in the recipe to the list? Pure pumpkin is added to both the cake and the glaze for just the right amount of pumpkin flavor in every bite. The cake is a moist cake that could be added to your holiday menu or enjoyed with a hot cup of coffee on a cool, crisp morning.

Adding Glaze to Pumpkin Bundt

Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake with Creamy Pumpkin Glaze Ingredients

There are two pumpkin-flavored parts to this recipe–the bundt cake and the glaze. The important ingredient in both is pure pumpkin.

Pure Pumpkin: Be sure to look for pure pumpkin (also known as pumpkin puree), not pumpkin pie filling. Pure pumpkin is cooked pumpkin that is blended or mashed into a smooth texture. There should be no seasoning, spice, flavoring, or sugar added. We are adding our own seasoning and sweetness into the cake and glaze.

Glaze: If you prefer, you could serve this cake without the glaze. We loved the added pumpkin flavor and extra sweetness that this glaze brought to the recipe.

Piece of Pumpkin Bundt on Plate

How to Store

Store the pumpkin spice bundt cake in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 day. Store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. To freeze this cake, I recommend not adding the glaze until you are ready to serve. Place the whole cake or individual pieces in an airtight container or freezer-safe sealable plastic bag. Try to remove as much air as possible. Be sure to label and date the container. The cake will freeze well for up to 3 months. When ready to thaw, remove the cake from the freezer and place it in the refrigerator overnight. Allow the cake to come to room temperature before serving.

Piece of Pumpkin Bundt on it's Side on a Plate

More Pumpkin Desserts

Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake with Creamy Pumpkin Glaze gives a bundt cake a Fall twist by adding pumpkin puree to both the cake and the pumpkin glaze.



  • 2 cups (400 g) granulated sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks / 227 g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup (245 g) pure pumpkin
  • 1 cup (230 g) sour cream, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups (375 g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt


  • 1 cup (125 g) confectioners' sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons whole milk, as needed for desired consistency
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons pure pumpkin
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled



  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 10-inch bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Cream together sugar and butter in a large mixing bowl. Beat on low until light and fluffy. (You could use a stand mixer or a handheld mixer.)
  • Slowly add the eggs, one at a time, and continue mixing until well incorporated.
  • Add the pumpkin, sour cream, and vanilla, mixing on low speed until combined.
  • With the mixer on low, add the flour, one cup at a time. Next, add the cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. Mix until well incorporated.
  • Pour cake batter into the prepared bundt pan. Bake for 55-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out with a few crumbs, but no wet batter.
  • Allow to cool for about 15-20 minutes in the pan and then invert it onto a serving plate to cool completely.


  • In a medium bowl, add confectioners' sugar and 1 tablespoon of milk. Whisk together until no lumps remain, adding a teaspoon of milk at a time as needed until you reach your desired consistency.
  • Continue whisking while adding the vanilla, pumpkin, cinnamon, and melted butter.
  • Once the glaze is smooth, gently pour over the top of the cooled bundt cake.
  • Slice, serve, and enjoy.

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Reader Comments

  1. Kristen’s photos always transport me to somewhere that is warm and safe. These are gorgeous and the recipe is nummy! I love your idea…hmmm, do you like cheesecake?

  2. This is my favorite recipe that I’ve done so far (and that’s a pretty long list at this point even if I am fairly new)! I baked the batter in little pumpkin shaped cake tins and piped a few green leaves with Cinnamon icing on top of the glaze and they were amazing. These have been a HUGE hit at dinner parties and such.
    I made a batch as a thank you for a coworker and he keep asking when I’ll get around to making more! I adore your blog! Thanks!

  3. I have been looking for a pie-alternative recipe for Thanksgiving. I LOVE Bundt cakes, and I’m SOLD. I’m going to try this.

    I’d love to do a “Baking with…” post. I’m a novelist so I don’t write about baking all the time, but I do post about cooking and food a lot on my Facebook page. And I LOVE to cook.

  4. I made this for Thanksgiving & was a wonderful pie alternative & great hit. The glaze was just the right touch too. Will be making again for sure & so very easy. May be my Thanksgiving go to dessert.

  5. Totally pinned this earlier and didn’t even realize where it came from. It makes so much more sense, though. 🙂 You two are some very talented ladies!

  6. I’m so super duper behind in the fun world of cakes and blogs…but this is happening in my oven right now! Smells delicious! I’m going to have to figure out how to snitch a bite before it goes to the teachers at our kids’ school!

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