How To Make A Bundt Cake Look Like A Pumpkin

How To Make A Bundt Cake Look Like A Pumpkin

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As we approach the fall season, it’s time to start thinking about all things pumpkin. While pumpkin spice lattes and pumpkin pies are always crowd-pleasers, why not switch things up this year and make a bundt cake that looks like a pumpkin? Not only is it a fun and festive dessert for any autumn occasion, but it’s also delicious and easy to make. Follow our step-by-step guide below to create your own pumpkin-shaped bundt cake that will impress all your guests.


  • 1 box of spice cake mix
  • 1 can of pumpkin puree
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup of vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • Orange food coloring
  • Green frosting
  • Chocolate chips or candy eyes for decoration


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F and grease your bundt pan.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, pumpkin puree, eggs, vegetable oil, and water. Mix until smooth.
  3. Add orange food coloring to the batter until it reaches your desired shade of pumpkin orange.
  4. Pour the batter into your greased bundt pan and bake for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  5. Let the cake cool for 10-15 minutes before flipping it over onto a plate or cake stand.
  6. Once the cake is completely cooled, use green frosting to create the stem and leaves of the pumpkin. Add chocolate chips or candy eyes for decoration.
  7. Serve and enjoy your pumpkin-shaped bundt cake!
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Nutritional Information:

One slice of pumpkin-shaped bundt cake (1/12 of the cake) contains:

  • Calories: 270
  • Total Fat: 12g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 50mg
  • Sodium: 340mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 38g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g
  • Sugars: 24g
  • Protein: 3g

Cooking Time:

45-50 minutes


  • Bundt pan
  • Mixing bowl
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Whisk or electric mixer
  • Toothpick
  • Plate or cake stand
  • Piping bag (optional)

Serving Suggestions:

This pumpkin-shaped bundt cake is perfect for any fall occasion, from Halloween parties to Thanksgiving dinners. Serve it as a dessert alongside a warm cup of apple cider or pumpkin spice latte.


For a different twist on this recipe, try using a different cake mix flavor, such as chocolate or vanilla, and adding different food coloring to create different colored pumpkins. You can also experiment with different frosting flavors and decorations to make each pumpkin unique.


If you don’t have pumpkin puree on hand, you can substitute it with applesauce or mashed bananas. You can also substitute the vegetable oil with melted butter or coconut oil.


Store any leftover pumpkin-shaped bundt cake in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.


  • Make sure to grease your bundt pan well to prevent the cake from sticking.
  • Use a toothpick to check if the cake is done baking. If the toothpick comes out clean, the cake is ready.
  • Let the cake cool completely before decorating it with frosting and decorations.
  • If you don’t have a piping bag for the frosting, you can use a plastic bag with a corner snipped off.


This recipe makes one pumpkin-shaped bundt cake. Double the recipe if you need to make more than one.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I use a homemade cake mix instead of a box mix?

Yes, you can use a homemade cake mix if you prefer. Just make sure to use the same amount of dry ingredients as the box mix.

Can I make this recipe without food coloring?

Yes, you can make this recipe without food coloring, but it won’t look like a pumpkin. You can still enjoy the delicious spice cake flavor without the orange color.

Can I use a different type of frosting?

Yes, you can use any type of frosting you like. Green frosting is recommended for the stem and leaves to make it look like a pumpkin, but you can get creative and use different colors and flavors.

This pumpkin-shaped bundt cake is not only adorable, but it’s also delicious and easy to make. The spice cake flavor pairs perfectly with the pumpkin puree, and the green frosting adds the perfect touch to make it look like a pumpkin. I love how versatile this recipe is, allowing you to experiment with different cake flavors, frosting flavors, and decorations to make each pumpkin unique. I highly recommend giving this recipe a try for your next fall gathering!

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