Baking With {Dine & Dish}

filed under: Miscellaneous on September 22, 2011

I have got the most amazing and wonderful and fantastic news to share.

Soon.  Not quite yet.

But I do have some other great news… and that is that I am starting this new series on my blog called “Baking With”.  I will feature a blog or person that is inspirational, creative, innovative, and fun!

If you are interested in being considered for a “Baking With” spotlight post, please leave a link to your blog in the comment section below.  (You may also leave a link to your favorite post if you want to be a show off! I like show offs. And dont forget to show Kristen a little love too! )

This weeks feature is the amazing blog Dine & Dish.

Kristen from Dine & Dish is one of the neatest people I know.  She is smart, sassy, witty and funny.  She takes the most stunning pictures, and definitely inspires to me to strive for better.

Its truly my honor to have her be here today.  This recipe she has shared is no small gift.  Its fantastic.  And delicious.  And perfection.

Thank you so much Kristen!

Be sure to check her out on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  She rocks them all.



Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake with Creamy Pumpkin Glaze

It is slightly intimidating to be writing a post on Amanda’s site. If you know my work at Dine & Dish  at all, you will note that cake decorating, cookie decorating, basically any kind of decorating at all is not a talent I possess. My one and only attempt at piping roses turned into what I would call a collection of “cabbages”, looking nothing like the beautiful roses Amanda is able to produce!

I have a great appreciation for beautiful food, especially cakes. Because I lack decorating skills, I like to turn to the Bundt cake for something beautiful without all the fancy decorating. Bundt cakes seem to have a simple elegance without requiring a lot of work.

For this dessert, I adapted my favorite sour cream Bundt cake recipe and added pumpkin to give it a fall twist. I also created a powdered sugar glaze, but included pumpkin and cinnamon there as well. The result? A beautiful pumpkin Bundt cake, perfect for fall.  I hope you enjoy it.


Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake with Creamy Pumpkin
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins

Thank you so much Kristen! This cake is stunning and I am so excited to make it for our Thanksgiving celebration!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake with Creamy Pumpkin
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Amanda Rettke
For the Cake:
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
For the Glaze:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons canned pumpkin
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted and cooled
For the Cake:
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease and flour a 12-cup Bundt pan (I use Pam Baking spray).
  2. Add sugar and butter to a large mixing bowl. Beat on low until light and fluffy.
  3. Slowly add the eggs, one at a time, and continue mixing until well incorporated.
  4. Add the pumpkin, sour cream and vanilla, mixing on slow speed until well blended.
  5. While mixer is still going on slow, add the flour, one cup at a time. Next, add the cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Blend until well incorporated.

  6. Pour cake batter into prepared Bundt cake. Bake for 60 minutes or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clear.

For the Glaze:
  1. Place powdered sugar in a medium bowl. Slowly whisk milk into the powdered sugar. Continue whisking until no lumps appear.

  2. Continue whisking while adding vanilla, canned pumpkin, cinnamon and melted butter.
  3. Once glaze is smooth, gently pour over the top of the Bundt cake, allowing to drizzle down the side of the cake.

  4. Slice, serve and enjoy.


Thank you so much Kristen!  This cake is stunning and I am so excited to make it for our Thanksgiving celebration!


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  • Miss Overballe says:

    Great Idea! I would love to be considered (and I would be very flattered!)
    This recipe looks really good 🙂

  • Jen M O says:

    I love your blog and Kristen’s pumpkin cake. Pumpkin is the best. I really loved the Halloween spider in the jar cake. I will be posting Halloween recipes starting in October. Halloween is so much fun.

  • Regina says:

    Hmm…that looks so yummy and a great idea for pumpkin flavor ina dessert, since somehow the texture of pumpkin pie doesn’t appeal much to me (to say it nicely 😉
    I’d love to be considered for your new series
    Love seeing all the other food blog links here, a great way to find quality food blogs to follow 😀

  • Taylor says:

    Oh my this cake is gorgeous!! I bet it tastes as good as it looks!
    I’d love to be on Baking With…

  • Brenda says:

    This cake is perfectly lovely. What a gorgeous piece of fall dessert!

  • Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles says:

    This cake is perfectly lovely. What a gorgeous piece of fall dessert!

  • Kristen says:

    Hi Jeanette – I actually probably waited around 10 minutes, if that. Great question.

  • Kathy Goldman says:

    Beautifully done. And your blog is one of my favorites. Very inspirational!

  • Kathy Goldman says:

    Oops! Please do check out my blog at

  • Barbara | Creative Culinary says:

    Totally love this cake, so perfect for fall.
    I would love to bake with you, for you, next to you. I can share the wonder of high altitude baking with your readers. I say wonder when I really mean something else but want to make it sound fun. 🙂

  • Curt says:

    I came here from Dine and Dish. This pumpkin bundt cake looks awesome. So much pumpkin right now, and that’s perfect, because I love pumpkin anything!

  • Diane {Created by Diane} says:

    Two great blogger at once 🙂
    Love you new series. Kristen sure does take amazing photos. I’m looking forward to seeing more of you series.
    I’d leave a link, and would love to be a part of it…but I don’t do well under pressure and can’t come up with one thing 🙂 But I am going to try this cake it looks so delicious and I love pumpkin.

  • Courtney says:

    Looks delicious!

  • Jennifer says:

    Oh man, your cake looks so good! I am book marking this and making it soon! Like maybe right now!!

  • Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers says:

    Oh man, your cake looks so good! I am book marking this and making it soon! Like maybe right now!!

  • Miri Leigh says:

    Looks incredibly delicious, as always. Thanks for posting!

  • Christina says:

    I made this today and it’s fabulous!

  • hannah says:

    Making this tomorrow! Probably modifying it a bit: two six cup cakes, and 6 oz of honey greek yogurt and 2 oz of sour cream instead of a full cup of sour cream. nom nom pumpkin time!
    Thanks for the recipe!

  • Alexis says:

    this looks so yummy!!

  • Alexis @ There She Goes says:

    this looks so yummy!!

  • naomi says:

    Love Kristen and you both! Fantastic cake and beautifully photographed. What a great series. I’m looking forward to it.

  • Kristin Morris says:

    I SO made this Friday night and it was amazing!! I even posted it on my FB, lol.

  • MikeVFMK says:

    Love this “baking with” idea and segment. Kristen is really talented so she’s the perfect fit for your beautiful blog. I’m not a big baker but I’d love come up with something to share here. I’m sure you have a hundred options thought. Either way, keep up the lovely work!

  • The Teacher Cooks says:

    I love Kristen’s blog and her cake is stunning! So glad to be introduced to your beautiful blog.

  • Janet says:

    Cannot wait for your news! I hope the news is about your being offered the opportunity to do a book or TV show because I think your surprise-inside-the-cake idea and execution is the most genius thing I’ve seen since Cake Pops!
    Always wishing you well!

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