Moist Pumpkin Bundt Cake Recipe
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Moist Pumpkin Bundt Cake Recipe

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This cake is perfect for fall. As it bakes, the aroma fills the house with a spicy scent. —Virginia Loew, Leesburg, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
MAKES:12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
MAKES: 12-16 servings


  • 2-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
  • Confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 351 calories, 15g fat (2g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 245mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (32g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine sugar and oil until blended. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and cloves; add to egg mixture alternately with pumpkin, beating well after each addition.
  2. Transfer to a greased 10-in. fluted tube pan. Bake 60-65 minutes or until toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before inverting onto a wire rack. Remove pan and cool completely. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Pumpkin Pound Cake in Country Extra November 1999, p49

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rpolen User ID: 7781146 255807
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2016

"I was so excited about this recipe. I followed the advice of other reviewers and only used 1/4 tsp of nutmeg. I added an extra 1/2 tsp of cinnamon. It smelled fantastic while baking but I was very disappointed with the bland taste after it cooled. I even tried adding a caramel glaze that I love and the cake still was nothing special. I won't be making this again."

Lstrange User ID: 5890429 255402
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2016

"Brought to meeting, there was none left and people asked for the recipe :)

Like it with pumpkin pie spice blend."

Terri User ID: 6982090 254960
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2016

"Would it be possible to make this in the Harvest Loaf pan from Nordic Ware? It would be so gorgeous with the pumpkins,acorns and pine cones on top. Thanks in advance"

starfox4ever User ID: 8943585 254771
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2016

"This cake was so good that I created a login just to give it five stars. I used store bought pumpkin pie spice instead of the other spices, about 2.5 teaspoons, and it was perfect. I made a glaze with confectioners sugar, milk, vanilla, and just a dash of the spice and it was absolutely heavenly. I had to bake it for 67 minutes, but that left a nice crust on the bottom and no underdone spots. I'll be taking this to my next potluck."

Snickerspotpie User ID: 5910745 254625
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2016

"This cake is amazing! So, why the 4 starts instead of five? Because it is amazing IF made with pumpkin pie spice instead of the spices calles for. FYI to the people who can "taste the baking soda". It is not baking soda you are tasting. It is nutmeg. Nutmeg contains saponin and should never be used in such a proportion as is called for in this recipe. Nutmeg is a wonderful, versatile spice, but it must be used with restraint. So, definitely try this recipe. By substituting PPS, you will be most please and the result will be a 5 star cake!"

anna1950 User ID: 8922018 253260
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2016

"One of the best cakes that I have made! Moist and delicious.

Will add pecans in the batter next time I make it. I topped it with a creme cheese glaze and put pecans on the top. It's best not to use a dark colored pan and make sure your oven rack is in the middle of the oven. I used a tube pan instead of a bundt pan. Came out perfect! You can substitute the baking soda by just using one teaspoon of baking soda and one teaspoon of baking powder."

Lexi8316 User ID: 8894031 250459
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2016

"3. 5 stars. Made this tonight. There's an odd flavor that I think might be the result of the baking soda content (and it was thoroughly mixed in, I'm not talking about when you get a nasty clump in your bite). It just tastes off to me. Otherwise I would suggest increasing the spice amounts a smidgen if you like fall spices. Adding a touch of ground ginger would be good too. I baked mine for 64 minutes in a Bundt pan and the outside was nearly overdone yet there's an undercooked swirl in the middle... Pretty sure it's a problem with my oven, not the recipe, as I've had this problem in this same oven with my trusty banana bread recipe."

Omaxsix User ID: 8874321 248940
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2016

"Made this cake tonight....... Substituted butter for oil and 1c. packed brown sugar for 1 c. of reg. sugar... It was outstanding and soooooo moist!!!!! Definitely a keeper!!! Used cream cheese glaze to finish it off.... Yummmmm........"

sugarcrystal User ID: 5836839 243370
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2016

"I was running low on butter, so I needed a cake recipe that called for oil. This recipe was just what I was looking for! I frosted it with cream cheese frosting."

jennyjoy User ID: 2526554 241719
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2016

"This has been my go to pumpkin cake recipe for the past couple of years. I make this at least a half a dozen times during the fall season. I love that it's so easy and not time consuming. It's very moist, light, and refreshing. I've made this cake for church groups and family, everyone loves it. Sometimes I'll drizzle vanilla icing on it instead if powder sugar."

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