Cake Mix Pumpkin Bundt Cake (with Video)

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A perfectly moist classic pumpkin bundt cake…that’s easier than ever to make! You’ll love this foolproof Fall dessert recipe!

Easy box mix hack to make a perfectly moist pumpkin bundt cake every time - This will be your new favorite fall dessert!

Cake Mix Pumpkin Bundt Cake Recipe

Fall is my favorite season, in no small part due to the desserts! I look forward all year to those spicy flavors like pumpkin and cinnamon! I loooove pumpkin swirl cheesecake, but sometimes I don’t want to spend all day baking.

This pumpkin bundt cake recipe is one of my favorites because it incorporates a sneaky box cake shortcut that’s just about impossible to mess up. It saves time and energy and creates a perfectly springy cake every single time!

Update: This Pumpkin Bundt Cake was one of our most popular recipes of 2017 – as you can see we made it multiple times and took lots of different photos!

Because this cake was so loved by our readers, we created another pumpkin bundt cake for 2018, this time with chocolate chips and made in the Instant Pot. Click here to try our Instant Pot Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake!

Easy box mix hack to make a perfectly moist pumpkin bundt cake every time - This will be your new favorite fall dessert!

Watch our quick video to see how easily this pumpkin cake recipe comes together and then scroll down for our free printable recipe:

 

Pumpkin spice cake ingredients:

  • 1 package yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 15oz can pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3 eggs, room temp

For the warm vanilla glaze:

  • 1 cup powder sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup whole milk, as needed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Tip: If you’re a die-hard pumpkin fan, feel free add 1-2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice to the cake mixture for extra flavor!

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A perfectly moist classic pumpkin bundt cake...that's easier than ever to make! You'll love this foolproof Fall dessert recipe!

How to Make an Easy Pumpkin Bundt Cake

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a bundt pan and set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer add all cake ingredients and beat on medium speed for 2 minutes or until well combined.

A perfectly moist classic pumpkin bundt cake...that's easier than ever to make! You'll love this foolproof Fall dessert recipe!

Pour batter into bundt pan and bake for 40-50 minutes, until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Cool for 15 minutes in the bundt pan before flipping and releasing onto a cooling rack.

To make the vanilla glaze:

Combine all glaze ingredients in a medium bowl and hand whisk until smooth. Pour over cooled cake and let sit for 10 minutes to harden before slicing.

A perfectly moist classic pumpkin bundt cake...that's easier than ever to make! You'll love this foolproof Fall dessert recipe!

Free printable copy of this pumpkin bundt cake recipe available at bottom of post.

Easy box mix hack to make a perfectly moist pumpkin bundt cake every time - This will be your new favorite fall dessert!

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The Perfect Pumpkin Bundt Cake! (with a cake mix shortcut so it's easier than ever to make!) Click for video recipe tutorial!

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Yield: 10 servings

Cake Mix Pumpkin Bundt Cake (with Video)

Easy box mix hack to make a perfectly moist pumpkin bundt cake every time - This will be your new favorite fall dessert!

The Perfect Pumpkin Bundt Cake! (with a cake mix shortcut so it's easier than ever to make!) Click for video recipe tutorial!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

Pumpkin spice cake ingredients:

  • 1 package yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 15oz can pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3 eggs, room temp

For the warm vanilla glaze:

  • 1 cup powder sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup whole milk, as needed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a bundt pan and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer add all cake ingredients and beat on medium speed for 2 minutes or until well combined.
  3. Pour batter into bundt pan and bake for 40-50 minutes, until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  4. Cool for 15 minutes in the bundt pan before flipping and releasing onto a cooling rack.

To make the vanilla glaze:

  1. Combine all glaze ingredients in a medium bowl and hand whisk until smooth. Pour over cooled cake and let sit for 10 minutes to harden before slicing.

More of our favorite festive pumpkin recipes:

Spot-on copycat Starbucks pumpkin loaf recipe! Perfect fall flavored pound cake with a rich caramel glaze - your favorite holiday dessert at home any time!

Copycat Starbucks Pumpin Loaf

Jack’O’Lantern Halloween Pancakes

For a fragrant Fall sensory activity, try this Pumpkin Spice Play Dough from Sugar Spice & Glitter!

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4 Comments

  1. I’ve made this twice and my icing is nothing like yours! Any suggestions or is the butter measurement wrong by chance? Yours is also very white and mine is yellow!

    1. Hi Renae,
      I’m sorry it looks like a problem with too many hands in the recipe – the correct measurement is 1/4 cup not 1/2 cup. You actually don’t need butter for a great glaze, we just like it for the taste.

  2. We made muffins instead of a bunch cake.
    I also omitted the vegetable oil and substituted with 1/2 Cupapplesauce, added 2tsp vanilla and 1tsp cinnamon. Topped while hot with your Buttercream icing (which is fabulous btw) and wow. To die for! Amazing, simple, extremely moist and absolutely perfect! Kudos for the amazing recipes! I was also confused at first about the butter measurements, but since we had already made the Buttercream icing, we just used it instead! Just plopped a spoonful on the muffin as soon as it came out of the oven and ate immediately… it was almost like ice cream on top! Just incredible!

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