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Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake with Buttermilk Icing plated next to plate of one slice of bundt cake.

Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake with Buttermilk Icing

Make this delicious seasonal Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake with Buttermilk Icing recipe for breakfast or dessert in under an hour.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 243kcal
Author Katie


Ingredients for the Cake: 

  • 1 ½ sticks ¾ cup unsalted butter, softened, plus additional for greasing bundt pan
  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour plus additional for dusting pan
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¾ teaspoon ground allspice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ¼ cups canned solid-pack pumpkin 
  • ¾ cup well-shaken buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 ¼ cups granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs

Ingredients for the Icing:

  • 3 tablespoon well-shaken buttermilk
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar


  • Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 350°F. Butter bundt pan generously, then dust with flour, knocking out excess.
  • Whisk together flour (2 ¼ cups), baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, allspice, and salt in a bowl. Whisk together pumpkin, ¾ cup buttermilk, and vanilla in another bowl.
  • Beat butter (1 ½ sticks) and granulated sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer at medium-high speed until pale and fluffy, 3 to 5 minutes, then add eggs and beat 1 minute. Reduce speed to low and add flour and pumpkin mixtures alternately in batches, beginning and ending with flour mixture and mixing until batter is just smooth.
  • Spoon batter into pan, smoothing top, then bake until a wooden pick or skewer inserted in center of cake comes out clean, 45 to 50 minutes. Cool cake in pan on a rack 15 minutes, then invert rack over cake and re invert cake onto rack. Cool 10 minutes more.
  • While cake is cooling, whisk together buttermilk and confectioners sugar until smooth. Drizzle icing over warm cake, then cool cake completely. Icing will harden slightly.


Calories: 243kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 227mg | Potassium: 185mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 4062IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 2mg