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5 from 9 votes

PUMPKIN BUNDT CAKE WITH CREAM CHEESE GLAZE

Moist Bundt cake with extra pumpkin purée and lemon cream cheese glaze will make your Thanksgiving much more joyful. Enjoy the slice with extra scoop of whipped cream.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bundt cake, cream cheese glaze, pumpkin bundt cake, pumpkin cake, thanksgiving dessert
Servings: 12 slices
Calories: 485kcal
Author: Julia

Ingredients

Bundt cake

  • 4 cups (480 g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 ½ cup heavy cream 35 %
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 5 tbsp pumpkin puree
  • 1 drop orange gel food colouring optional

Lemon cream cheese glaze

  • 1 pkg (250 g) cream cheese
  • 5 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup (125 g) powdered sugar
  • 1 medium lemon for zest

Instructions

Bundt cake

  • Preheat oven to 177 C/ 350 F and position the rack in the middle of the oven. Spray bundt cake with cooking spray or butter and dust with flour. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine dry ingredients; flour, baking powder, salt. Give a quick stir and set aside.
  • Separate egg yolks from egg whites. In a large bowl of stand mixer, with paddle attachment mix egg yolks with brown sugar on high speed for 5 - 8 minutes. Reserve egg whites for later.
  • Reduce the speed to low and add vanilla extract and heavy cream, spoon by spoon. Now start adding slowly spoon by spoon dry ingredients. Mix on low-medium speed, until well combined.
  • In another large bowl with whisk attachment, whisk egg white until stiff peaks. With spatula slowly incorporate egg whites into the batter. Separate the batter in half-and-half. Use the previous bowl for egg whites.
  • The first half of the batter will stay white, so you can already pour it inside the bundt cake pan. Add to the second batter 5 tbsp of pumpkin purée and lightly incorporate with spatula. Add some orange food colouring, if you desire deep orange colour. Incorporate gently into the batter.
  • Pour the second batter over the white batter in the bundt pan and bake 45 to 50 minutes. Insert a toothpick at the end of the baking, to make sure, the batter is well baked.
  • Remove the bundt cake pan from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes. Invert the cake into the cooling rack and glaze it with lemon cream cheese glaze.

Lemon cream cheese glaze

  • In a medium bowl, mix room temperature cream cheese with sugar and until smooth (you may also use food processor or blender for smoother consistency of the glaze).
  • Add slowly lemon juice and zest from one lemon in the cream cheese and cover the bundt cake with the glaze. Let the glaze set for 5 minutes.
  • Serve with extra whipped cream on the side.