Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake

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Sorry if I scared any of you with my mention of the pumpkin shortage. I went grocery shopping this weekend and it looks like pumpkin is back in full force. So stock up and try this pumpkin chocolate chip bundt cake.

I like bundt cakes. They are pretty and usually don’t require frosting. I am not a frosting fan, I usually scrape it off:) If you are a frosting fan, don’t worry, you won’t miss it with this cake.

I chopped up E. Guittard milk chocolate bars and stirred them into the pumpkin spice cake. The chocolate chunks were the perfect addition. I just love pumpkin and chocolate together.

I dusted the cake with powdered sugar and served it to our friends that came over to visit. They really enjoyed it. If you want, you could finish the cake with a glaze or chocolate ganache, but it is superb on it’s own.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake

2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature

2 ¼ cups flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon

¾ teaspoon ground allspice

Pinch of fresh nutmeg

½ teaspoon salt

1 ¼ cups canned solid-pack pumpkin (I used Libby’s, not pumpkin pie filling)

¾ cup well-shaken buttermilk

1 ½ teaspoons vanilla

1 ¼ cups granulated sugar

3 large eggs

Chocolate chunks or chocolate chips ( I used E. Guittard milk chocolate bars and chopped them)

Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 10 inch bundt pan, then dust with flour, knocking out excess.

Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, allspice, fresh nutmeg, and salt in a bowl. Whisk together pumpkin,buttermilk, and vanilla in a separate bowl.

Beat butter and sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer at medium speed until creamy. Add in eggs one at a time, while mixing on low.On low,
add flour and pumpkin mixtures in batches, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Mix just until combined, don’t overmix. By hand, stir in the chocolate chunks.

Spoon cake batter into pan, smoothing top. Pound the pan on the counter to settle the batter. Bake until a toothpick comes out clean in the center of cake, about 45- 50 minutes. Cool the cake in the pan, on a rack, for 15 minutes. Invert rack over cake and reinvert cake onto rack. Cool completely before serving. Dust with powdered sugar, if desired.

If you like this pumpkin cake, you might also like:

Pumpkin Cake Pops from Recipe Girl
Pumpkin Butterscotch Cake from Peabody
Apple Pumpkin Cake from Zoe Bakes
Pumpkin Cake Roll from Two Peas and Their Pod

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. Made this cake after my husbands patient gave us Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake. I have been searching for a recipe and decided to go with this one since it didn’t call for use of any oil. The cake was nice and moist and very good. I will be making again but with a little more chocolate chips 🙂

  2. Oh my word! I was looking for something pumpkiny and a little chocolatey last week and have discovered other delicious recipes from your site, so I thought I’d check with you, and this recipe did NOT disappoint! We loved it! Thank you!!

  3. This looks awesome! Any thoughts on whether yogurt would work instead of buttermilk? I’ve got some whole milk yogurt kicking it in the fridge that needs to get used… Thanks!

  4. Thanks so much for your super speedy reply! I just have to tell you: your sour cream bundt cake is my absolute favorite bundt to make, mostly on account of all the rave reviews it gets when I make it! It’s the perfect baked good– it tastes and looks like it was really hard to make, but it’s a cinch. Last time I made it, I converted a non-chocolate lover. Thanks for your awesome site! I’ll let you know how the pumpkin bundt turns out.

  5. I had to put a comment on here even though this is an old blog post and no one has commented in a couple of years. I was given a pretty cool spiral bundt pan for my birthday and I went searching for bundt cake recipes. Obviously I found yours, this one.

    Wow!!!!! This is the greatest cake ever! I have made it 5 times since mid September, all for pot luck meals. This cake is ALWAYS a hit! Everyone loves it and I am asked for the recipe.

    So, thank you, thank you. I love this cake.

  6. I never comment on recipes but this was seriously the best cake I’ve made. So moist and delicious, and I’m not even that big of a pumpkin fan! Probably will make this a couple more times this fall 🙂