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Pumpkin Bundt Cake with Cake Mix

3 ingredient pumpkin bundt cake with cake mix and cream cheese frosting is here!! Easiest pumpkin cake for dessert in the Fall months. Similar to our Pumpkin Bread with Spice Cake Mix but way fluffier and covered in your favorite glaze.

Pumpkin Bundt Cake with Cake Mix

Now you could make this pumpkin bundt cake in a smaller form like Libby’s pumpkin muffins, but this is way prettier. With a few eggs, canned pumpkin and some cinnamon you can transform a regular dry mix into something delicious to serve after dinner. (affiliate links present)

Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake

You could use a few different flavors to make this cake mix recipe but spice is best if you can find it. Normally during the holidays it is easy to find, and almost always online you can grab a few. Yellow would be second best as far as choices go and what we used here. If you used spice I would not add more cinnamon in that case.

When September hits I am ALL about this flavor, and there are tons of cake mix hacks you can do to make all sorts of things. From cookies to muffins and everything in between you should try a few others after you fall in love with this one.

Easy Pumpkin Bundt Cake

Cake Mix Pumpkin Bundt Cake

When I find mixes on sale I will buy quite a few. This and our Pumpkin Pie Dump Cake saves quite well so I will typically bake 1 per week since there are so many possibilities we love. I will talk in detail about how to save leftovers (if you have any) a bit later. You’re going to need;

Easy Pumpkin Bundt Cake

There are tons of pans you can purchase with different decor on the outside, meaning I have one with impressions of leaves for the Fall. In the Winter I found one with gingerbread men in it. Those are really cute, only downside is that they are harder to clean with all the nooks and crannies. Worth it though for the cuteness. 😉

Best tip no matter what your shape is is to spray the inside for sure. You can also shake a bit of flour on top of that to ensure it slides right out. May leave a bit of white on the outside though in that case. If you are frosting it that won’t matter.

Pumpkin Cake in Bundt Pan

Pumpkin Cake in Bundt Pan

You could add a tsp of homemade gingerbread spice for a fun Fall duo if you wanted to. I mean the tweaks you can make to the basics of this one are many, but one favorite we have tried is this.

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. (I think lower than the normal 350 is better to get this to stay super moist all the way thru.)
  • In a large bowl, whisk together cake mix and cinnamon.
  • Add pumpkin puree, eggs and water. Mix well until you have a smooth texture.
  • Pour batter into a bundt pan sprayed with non stick spray (mine was a 10.5 inch pan).
  • Bake for approximately 40-45 minutes or until toothpick comes out with moist crumbs attached but batter is not still wet, do not over-bake.
  • Remove and let cool before turning putting a large plate or platter on top and carefully flipping it over to slide out.
  • While the cake is baking, mix together the ingredients for the cream cheese frosting.
  • Spread on top once flipped over when it is cool, slice and enjoy.

Now if you or someone in your household cannot handle milk or eggs in recipes, you should try our Pumpkin Crazy Cake instead. It has many of the same flavors but is baked in a 8×8 pan instead. Super moist even without these “normal” ingredients, you will be surprised at how you can’t even tell the difference. 😉

Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake

Mini Pumpkin Bundt Cakes

You can certainly make this same batter into other shapes and sizes. Mini bundt cakes are fun as they are individual sizes just like Nothing Bundt Cakes but way cheaper this way. Doesn’t take nearly as long to bake either and still have that pretty shape. A great alternative to do during the holidays. Cool, wrap in cellophane and gift.

Another alternative is to bake mini pumpkin muffins. You can make a lot a lot of these if you choose to go so small. If you have a bunch of kids these are fun and an easy grab and go breakfast idea for sure. NO need to cut, slice, or mess especially if you use paper liners.

Make our easy frosting explained below or just melt a tub of already made to pour over the top of the whole thing. Just let it get to room temperature on a cooling rack when done. If it doesn’t cool completely first it will slide right off of your delicious pumpkin cake.

Pumpkin Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Tweaks you can make to your pumpkin bundt cake recipe are many, but here are a few easy ones you can do. When you start with a cake mix there are many to choose from. I love spice but yellow cake mix works too, or white. For a stronger Fall dessert flavor, add 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice too if you like.

  1. Mini semi sweet chocolate chips could be included into the batter at the end too. I would keep it to 1/2 cup or so.
  2. White chocolate chips will bring another flavor to this dish with a bit more vanilla taste to it.
  3. If you love nuts you could add 1/2 of a cup of crushed walnuts or pecans are great in pumpkin desserts with pumpkin puree this time of year.

You may have another that works well too, let us know below before you jump to recipe below. Use your imagination and the flavors you love when you want something sweet to think of other possibilities.

What can I do with a messed up Bundt cake?

Ok so you thought you greased the pan enough but once flipped over it broke and doesn’t look so pretty. NO worries friends!! Nobody will know the difference if you are going to frost it for sure. This is the best way to “glue” the pieces back together so it looks whole again. Wait until it is cooled and then lather that stuff all over the top sticking it all in one loop again.

If you aren’t happy with this idea, you can make cake pops with cake mix with it!! Yep, just smash the pieces, mix with frosting and roll into balls on sticks. Dip into melted chocolate and a new dessert is born entirely out of the “mistake”. Do NOT throw it away friends, it is still good and can even be crumbled on top of sundaes, think out side of the box!

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Pumpkin Bundt Cake with Cake Mix

3 ingredient pumpkin bundt cake with cake mix and cream cheese frosting is here!! Easiest pumpkin cake for dessert in the Fall months.
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword bundt cake, cake mix, pumpkin
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 42 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 254kcal
Author The Typical Mom

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Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. In a large bowl, whisk together cake mix and cinnamon. Add pumpkin puree, eggs and water. Mix well until you have a smooth texture.
  • Pour batter into a bundt pan sprayed with non stick spray (mine was a 10.5 inch pan).
  • Bake for approximately 40-45 minutes or until toothpick comes out with moist crumbs attached but batter is not still wet, do not over-bake.
  • Remove and let cool before turning putting a large plate or platter on top and carefully flipping it over to slide out.
  • While the cake is baking, mix together the ingredients for the cream cheese frosting. Spread on top once flipped over when it is cool, slice and enjoy.

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Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Bundt Cake with Cake Mix
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 254 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 64mg21%
Sodium 365mg16%
Potassium 58mg2%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 29g32%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 217IU4%
Vitamin C 0.03mg0%
Calcium 117mg12%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Cake Mix Pumpkin Bundt Cake
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Mary

Saturday 16th of December 2023

This cake turned out perfect and the flavor was great. It was very moist. Such an easy recipe too! My hubby LOVED it and he isn't a real pumpkin fan. I will be making this again soon.

The Typical Mom

Sunday 17th of December 2023

Yeah!!

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