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Chocolate Pumpkin Pound Cake with Chocolate Glaze recipe

I’ve pulled this recipe out of my favorites file – a moist, spiced pumpkin pound cake swirled with chocolate and glazed with a shiny-gorgeous chocolate sauce. I shared it over at the Go Bold with Butter blog recently too.

While I haven’t been able to turn the heat on in the house yet – still in denial that fall is here, I guess – my taste for the season is certainly in full swing. And there are lots of delicious things to come…think I’ll go find a big sweater and stock up on firewood.

I really love this time of year.

Chocolate Pumpkin Bundt Cake

Karen Tedesco
A pumpkin Bundt cake swirled with chocolate. A fall favorite!
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5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Course Desserts
Cuisine dessert
Servings 12 servings



  • 2 ¾ cups (345 g) all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 3 sticks (339 g) unsalted butter (1 ¼ cups), softened
  • 2 ¼ cups (425 g) granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup (165 g) dark brown sugar
  • 6 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 ¼ cups (305 g) canned pumpkin puree
  • cup (16o g) plain yogurt


  • 4 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon corn syrup
  • Pinch salt


  • Preheat oven to 350 (175 C) degrees. Butter a 12-cup Bundt cake pan and lightly dust with flour.
  • Stir together the flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl until combined. Remove 1 ¾ cups of this mixture to a second bowl and stir in the pumpkin pie spice and ginger. Stir the cocoa into the remaining flour in the first bowl.
  • Beat the butter in a stand mixer until creamy. Add the sugars and beat on medium-high speed until fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Scrape out ½ the batter into another bowl and set it aside.

To make the pumpkin batter

  • Add the pumpkin to the batter in the mixing bowl and beat briefly on slow speed to blend. (FYI, the batter might appear curdled at this point, but that’s fine – it will come together when you add the flour). Stir in the spiced flour mixture until just blended.

To make the chocolate batter

  • Stir the reserved butter mixture into the cocoa mixture, alternating with the yogurt, until just blended.
  • Spoon half the pumpkin batter into the pan. Drop half the chocolate batter by spoonfuls over the pumpkin batter, without covering it completely. Repeat with the remaining pumpkin and chocolate batters. Put a small, thin knife into the batter and circle it around the pan a few times, then draw the knife back and forth across the width of the pan to swirl the batters together.
  • Bake about 1 hour, or until a tester emerges with a few moist crumbs. Cool the cake in the pan 15 minutes before inverting onto a rack to cool completely.

Chocolate Glaze

  • Put all ingredients for the glaze in a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water until melted, stirring until smooth. Pour the glaze over the cool cake, letting some drip over the sides. Let stand until the glaze sets before serving, about 1 hour, or chill for 30 minutes if you’re in a hurry.

Karen's Notes and Tips

Recipe adapted from Sunset.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 661kcal | Carbohydrates: 85g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Sodium: 319mg | Potassium: 321mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 55g | Vitamin A: 4960IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 120mg | Iron: 4mg
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  1. tanya1234 says:

    luv this recipe

  2. Love this recipe! Will be linking back to this in my upcoming post 🙂

  3. Going to make this for Thanksgiving!!!

    1. This is a great recipe to make for Thanksgiving, Liza. It’s a nice, big cake and you can serve a gathering very well.