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Celebrate fall this year with think and dense, yet surprisingly light, pumpkin pie bundt cake with cream cheese glaze. Can you think of a more perfect pair? | aheadofthyme.com

Pumpkin Pie Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Glaze


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  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking

Description

Celebrate fall this year with think and dense, yet surprisingly light, pumpkin pie bundt cake with cream cheese glaze. Can you think of a more perfect pair?


Ingredients

Cake

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 (15 oz.) can pumpkin pie mix
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice mix*
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk, room temperature

Glaze

  • 4 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 2 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

Cake:

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Spray a bundt pan with nonstick baking spray and set aside.
  2. Place sugar, brown sugar, and butter in the bowl of a stand mixer with paddle attachment fitted. Beat until well combined, about 3 minutes. Scrape down the sides as needed.
  3. Add eggs, one at a time, making sure to mix fully before adding the next.
  4. Add pumpkin and vanilla extract, then beat until well mixed.
  5. In a separate bowl, combine flours, pumpkin pie spice mix, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Whisk to combine. 
  6. With the mixer on low, add a third of the flour mixture, then half of the buttermilk. Repeat with remaining flour and buttermilk, ending with the flour. Scrape down sides, then mix once more. 
  7. Spoon cake into prepared bundt pan, then bake for 55-60 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted comes out clean. Cool cake on a wire rack for 10 minutes, then invert onto rack and cool completely before glazing. 

Glaze:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl, then whisk until smooth. Add water, 1 teaspoon at a time, and whisk until desired thickness is reached. Drizzle on top of cooled cake. 

Notes

You can make your own pumpkin pie spice mix by mixing together a few spices. See above in post for instructions.