Table of Contents
- 1 Why Pumpkin Spice is a Beloved Fall Flavor
- 2 Why Adding Chocolate Chips Helps Bring Out the Pumpkin Spice Flavor
- 3 Tips for Baking the Perfect Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake
- 4 Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake Recipe with Chocolate Chips
- 6 Serving Suggestions and Variations
- 7 My Opinion
- 8 Join the Recipe Newsletter!
I’m not one to drink up Pumpkin Spiced Lattes, but I love me some pumpkin spice just the same. So I whipped this delightful Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake featuring chocolate chips when I have to have my fix.
Indulge in the perfect autumn treat with our irresistible Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake Recipe. This moist and flavorful cake is the ultimate combination of warm pumpkin spice and rich chocolate. The addition of chocolate chips adds a touch of decadence that will satisfy even the most discerning sweet tooth.
Why Pumpkin Spice is a Beloved Fall Flavor
Pumpkin spice is a quintessential flavor of fall. It’s a blend of warm, aromatic spices, typically cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and sometimes allspice, that perfectly complements the sweet, earthy flavor of pumpkin. The popularity of pumpkin spice has skyrocketed in recent years (mostly because of Starbucks), with everything from lattes to candles featuring this beloved flavor profile. The spices not only enhance the pumpkin’s taste but also evoke a sense of coziness and nostalgia associated with the fall season.
Why Adding Chocolate Chips Helps Bring Out the Pumpkin Spice Flavor
When it comes to our pumpkin spice Bundt cake recipe, chocolate chips play a crucial role. The semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips provide a delightful contrast to the warm spices and sweet pumpkin. The slight bitterness of the chocolate helps to balance the sweetness of the cake, while its rich, creamy texture complements the moist, tender crumb of the Bundt cake. The result is a harmonious blend of flavors that is utterly irresistible.
Tips for Baking the Perfect Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake
Baking the perfect pumpkin spice Bundt cake requires a few key steps:
- First, ensure that your ingredients are at room temperature before you begin. This helps them to blend together more smoothly, resulting in a more even texture in your cake.
- Second, be sure to grease your Bundt pan thoroughly to prevent the cake from sticking. A dusting of flour can also help to ensure a smooth release.
- Third, don’t overmix your batter. Overmixing can lead to a dense, tough cake, rather than the light, tender crumb you’re aiming for.
- Finally, be patient. Allow your cake to cool completely before attempting to remove it from the pan.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a large bowl beat the eggs. Add the granulated sugar to the beaten eggs and mix until combined. Add the unsweetened apple sauce and vanilla to the mixture and beat until incorporated.
- Add the pumpkin puree to the mixture and beat for a minute or two until well combined.
- Add the all-purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon to the mixture and mix until all ingredients are fully incorporated.
- Using a baking spatula, fold the semisweet chocolate chips into the mixture. Set the batter aside.
- Coat a 10 inch bunt pan with nonstick cooking spray. Using a large spoon, transfer the batter to the prepared Bundt pan.
- Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until the batter no longer jiggles. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for an hour before unmolding.
- After unmolding, sprinkle with a light dusting of powder sugar for presentation.
- Batter will the thick, that is necessary to suspend the chocolate chips throughout the cake.
- If desired, unsweetened apple sauce can be substituted with 1 cup of vegetable oil.
- If not using a Bundt pan, use a standard 13 x 9 inch baking dish.
This is a very moist cake, for a firmer textured cake bake for 50-55 minutes.
Amount Per Serving Calories 268Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 41mgSodium 312mgCarbohydrates 50gFiber 3gSugar 30gProtein 5g
Nutritional values automatically generated.
Serving Suggestions and Variations
This pumpkin spice Bundt cake is delicious on its own, but it can also be dressed up with a variety of accompaniments. Try serving it with a dollop of whipped cream, a scoop of vanilla ice cream, or a drizzle of caramel sauce. If you’re feeling adventurous, you could even add a handful of chopped pecans or walnuts to the batter for a bit of crunch. Or, try our cream cheese frosting if you want something more traditional.
Making the Cream Cheese Glaze for the Cake
Cheese Cream glaze is a tangy, sweet topping is the perfect complement to the warm spices and rich chocolate in the cake. To make the glaze, you’ll need cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and milk or cream. The key to a smooth, pourable glaze is to ensure that your cream cheese is at room temperature before you begin.
To make the glaze, mix a 8 ounces of cream cheese (a rectangle of Philadelphia cream cheese), 2 cups of powdered sugar, and 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract.
Slowly add milk while mixing to achieve the desired consistency.
This actually makes enough for two Bundt cakes, so cut in half if you want only one.
This Bundt Cake perfectly captures the flavors of fall with its warm spices, sweet pumpkin, and rich chocolate chips. Oh so delicious. I’m having some, served warm, with a cup of joe.