Pumpkin Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

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Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
55 mins

This flavorful Pumpkin Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting is the perfect fall dessert. The cake is soft and moist and the frosting is light and creamy for an irresistible combination!

A Pumpkin Bundt Cake on a Silver Cake Stand

Pumpkin Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

PUMPKIN … the star of fall recipes and definitely a shining star in this Moist Pumpkin Bundt Cake topped with a light Cream Cheese Frosting. You’re gonna love the secret ingredient in the frosting to make it lighter!

“Get up and walk!”

This is the phrase that has been stuck in my head the past 24 hours.

Sunday mornings usually consistent of setting up THE church (because we’re portable), coming back to the house, getting ready and then heading back for a quick prayer time with all the volunteers before service actually starts. I have come to love that time. It is silent. Quite. Still. And we just spend time resting and praying.

The Batter for Pumpkin Bundt Cake Next to the Baked Cake on a Plate

Usually during that time our Pastor will head up to the front and share something that’s on his heart. Yesterday those four words hit me like a ton of bricks. “Get up and walk.”

So simple, but sometimes so hard.

Sometimes it’s hard to have faith or hope that God can move the mountains that are in front of us. That there is a light at the end of the tunnel. That our circumstances will change.

Yesterday, Pastor John was recapping last weeks message. He was talking about a passage in Luke 5 when Jesus was teaching inside a home. The crowds started to gather, so much so that there was barely any room to move. Some men came in carrying their friend on a mat who was paralyzed. These men had such faith, that if they could just get their friend in front of Jesus he would heal him. They tried to get through the crowd but couldn’t find a way. They decided, of all things, to climb to the roof (with their friend), tear through the top of the roof to make a hole and then lower their friend down in front of Jesus. Seems like a lot to go through. They weren’t stopping for anything, they were going to get their friend in front of Jesus.

A Collage of Images of Topping the Cake with Frosting and Pecans

When Jesus saw the faith of the men he looked at the paralytic and said, “your sins are forgiven.” The teachers of the law were so blown away, offended and astonished that they asked “who is this man who speaks blasphemy?”

This is my favorite part ya’ll. Jesus, knowing exactly what those men are thinking, looks straight at them and says “why are you asking questions in your heart? Which is easier to say to a man, ‘your sins are forgiven’ … or ‘get up and walk?” Then he turns to the paralytic and says “Pick up your mat and go home.” And he does! BOOM!

After John told the story he looked at us and said. “Get up and walk!”

Stop sitting in your circumstances! Get up, pick up your mat, and walk into the destiny God has for you!

A Piece of Pumpkin Bundt Cake on a Plate with a Fork

I’m sick of sitting in my circumstances. Of allowing my emotions or circumstances to dictate my day…. or my future. Of not living in the full potential that God has for me and walking into the identity he has showed me!

Get up and walk!

I want to have faith that can move mountains!

So … if you’re feeling a little discouraged today or stuck in an overwhelming set of circumstances. Take faith. Get up. Set your eyes on Jesus and walk. One step after the other! I’ll be right there with ya!

A Pumpkin Bundt Cake on a Gray Cake Stand with a Navy Blue Background

Something else … I HAVE FOR YOU! Is this delicious cake!

Cake makes all things better and can bring a smile to your face in an instant! Especially when it is as good as this Pumpkin Bundt Cake! On a side note, every time I say Bundt Cake my mind goes to My Big Fat Greek Wedding … “it’s a buuuunndtt cake.”

This Pumpkin Bundt Cake is loaded with pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, and all things nice! Then it’s topped with a out of this world cream cheese frosting. I guarantee you haven’t had a frosting like this one because it has greek yogurt in it which gives it a nice tart taste to it. It’s absolutely amazing, especially with the cake!

I brought this cake to small group one night and they went head over heels for it!

Bon Appetit my friends and Happy Monday!

Two Slices of Pumpkin Bundt Cake Cut From the Cake on a Stand

An overhead shot of a frosted pumpkin bundt cake with two slices cut out

Pumpkin Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • cook_time Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • total_time Total Time: 55 minutes
  • yield Yield: 12 1x
  • category Category: Dessert
  • method Method: Oven
  • cuisine Cuisine: American


Make a guilt-free dessert full of festive fall flavors with this easy Pumpkin Bundt Cake! It’s covered in a fluffy cream cheese frosting and topped with chopped pecans.



For the Pumpkin Bundt Cake

  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

For the Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecan pieces


  1. Grease and flour a bundt cake pan, then set it aside. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Use a whisk to mix together the pumpkin puree, brown sugar, white sugar, applesauce, vanilla extract and eggs in a large bowl. Then, stir in the white whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice.
  3. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 35-40 minutes.
  4. Allow the cake to cool in the pan for about 5 minutes before flipping it out onto a rack to cool completely.
  5. Use an electric hand mixer to blend the cream cheese, greek yogurt, vanilla and maple syrup in a large bowl until the mixture is smooth, about 2-3 minutes.
  6. Frost the top of the bundt cake and sprinkle it with the chopped pecan pieces. Slice and enjoy!


Recipe adapted from Shugary Sweets


  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 189
  • Sugar: 20 g
  • Sodium: 259 mg
  • Fat: 7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 29 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Cholesterol: 42 mg

Keywords: pumpkin cake, cream cheese frosting without powdered sugar, pumpkin spice cake


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28 Responses
  1. Esther Kleinsasser

    Hi I so want to try your bundt cake but i am wondering is it just one cup of flour for the recipe? And how many servings Thank You

    1. Tammy

      I don’t even know you. I just searched for a pumpkin Bundt cake recipe and God brought me something so much better! A message to stop being stuck and get up and walk! Thank you for that! I love how even 4 years after your post God continues to meet me right here, right now , right when I need to hear that! And I seriously can’t wait to make the cake too!

  2. Erica N.

    Hi, I think your blog is awesome and you have done a fantastic job curating. In regards to this post I was curious to know how you are able to get your bundt cake to come out the pan without the top part of the cake breaking off. I’ve tried everything I feel imaginable from oil, sprinkling flour, and even setting the pan in water yet it still breaks. Thank you in advance for any helpful tips you can provide.

    1. Krista

      Hmm… Is the pan you’re using a good dark non-stick bundt pan. If not, that might be why it’s sticking. I have a dark non-stick pan, spray it with Pam all over and then thats it. (sometimes I’ll lightly flour, but you really don’t need to) I hope it works out Erica!

  3. Nancy | The Bitter Side of Sweet

    Such a great message Krista. Thanks for sharing it with us! Such words and such an example that Jesus is teaching us to live by. <3

  4. Stephanie

    I love that story, and I love it even more because it’s true. It really happened! God can and does work miracles, I’ve seen them myself!
    Now this cake, wow! Looks super yummy!!

  5. Joanie @ ZagLeft

    “Get up and walk”, I love that Krista and it’s something I needed to hear today. I also love the look of this bundt cake which also looks like something I need today 🙂

  6. Kacey @ The Cookie Writer

    I cannot get over that frosting on there! I am not crazy about pumpkin, but I will admit I have been trying it more and more and this cake seems perfect for my next adventure!

  7. Heather

    I think we all get “stuck” in our circumstances from time to time; I know I certainly do. what a perfect message to get the week of f to a great start. that and a slice or two of cake are all I need

  8. Kelsey

    I bought a new bundt pan and it needs to be used! I knew I was holding out for the right recipe! This sounds delicious! I cannot wait to try this frosting!

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