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Two Peas and Their Pod: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake

Monday, October 19, 2009

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake



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 1/4 cups flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

3/4 teaspoon ground allspice

Pinch of fresh nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/4 cups canned solid-pack pumpkin (I used Libby's, not pumpkin pie filling)

3/4 cup well-shaken buttermilk

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

1 1/4 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
Apple Pumpkin Cake from Zoe Bakes
Pumpkin Cake Roll from Two Peas and Their Pod

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68 Comments:

Blogger VeggieGirl said...

PHEW!! Thank goodness pumpkin is back :) Love the bundt!

5:46 AM  
Blogger Meghan said...

Looks great! I was finally able to find pumpkin as well, which is a relief! Like you, I dislike icing/frosting and usually scrape it off too, so it's great that this cake is great without it.

5:48 AM  
Anonymous Amy J in SC said...

Oh I wish I had some of this right now - would go great with coffee wouldn't it. This is a keeper for sure.

Yesterday I almost bought a mini bundt pan but am a little fearful that they won't come out of the pan. This would be a perfect recipe to try. Maybe I'll go back and buy that pan.

5:56 AM  
Blogger Erica said...

yummmmmmmmmmm looks awesome! The shortage is over? I still can't find it at my regular grocery store=lame! hopefully they will have it this week.

5:58 AM  
Blogger Happy cook said...

Wow that just looks so beautiful and so so delicous, love the colour too.

5:59 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

Erica-I thought the shortage was over because I went to three stores this weekend and they all had full shelves of pumpkin. I hope it is over for everyone!

5:59 AM  
Blogger Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Your Bundt Cake looks fabulous! I tried that recipe once and loved it...

Cheers,

Rosa

6:22 AM  
Blogger The Food Librarian said...

Yummy! A Bundt! :) This looks great. I'm so with you on the frosting! - mary

6:31 AM  
Blogger Mary Ann said...

We really loved this cake too- I like that you added chocolate chips!

6:34 AM  
Blogger Half Baked said...

DROOL! pumpkin and chocolate...perfect combo!!

6:41 AM  
Blogger Flourchild said...

This looks so good, thank you for the recipe too!

6:43 AM  
Blogger kat said...

this is exactly what we were hoping the pumpkin patch would be serving yesterday, we needed you there I guess

6:57 AM  
Blogger tspegar said...

pretty cake! i made pumpkin chocolate chip mini bundt's this weekend :) glad you found pumpkin! :)

7:13 AM  
Anonymous Unplanned Cooking said...

Love it! Chocolate and pumpkin? What could be a better mix?!

7:26 AM  
Blogger Smitten Sugar said...

Haha i actually did run out and stock up on pumpkin...but its always nice to have it handy when you want it! This looks delicious

7:28 AM  
Anonymous Donalyn said...

Pumpkin and chocolate is a match made in heaven!

7:35 AM  
Blogger Grace said...

it'd be better with cinnamon chips, wouldn't ya say? :) great use for pumpkin--the fluffy texture is second to none!

7:36 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

so you found a good recipe, well then I must try this. I wonder if white choco would work?

7:37 AM  
Anonymous Elle said...

Oooh, pumpkin, buttermilk, and chocolate--perfect! Such pretty photos, too!

7:41 AM  
Anonymous Jessica said...

Looks incredible!! :)

7:42 AM  
Blogger Amy I. said...

This looks beautiful, and I love the way you poured the chocolate chips in the middle :) I'm a brand new pumpkin fan, never appreciated it before this year. Can't believe how much I was missing out! I especially love it with chocolate, so I'll keep this one on my list.

7:51 AM  
Blogger Shannon said...

ooh, yummy, and i'm glad pumpkin is back!! although i still want to try making it from scratch at least once ;)

8:02 AM  
Blogger Bridgett said...

Two perfect flavors in one delicious looking cake. Love it!

8:17 AM  
Blogger stephchows said...

pumpkin season is my favorite of all! Good to hear you have some back on the shelves! Your cake looks delicious!

8:19 AM  
Blogger Tracy @ Sugarcrafter said...

Yum! Looks gorgeous too!

8:30 AM  
Blogger Rosabela said...

Wow! This looks and sounds amazing. Mmmmm

8:34 AM  
Blogger Barbara Bakes said...

The cake looks fabulous - moist and delicious! Do you think you could cut the butter in half and sub applesauce?

9:06 AM  
Blogger Cookin' Canuck said...

What a beautiful cake, Maria! I will definitely have to give this a try. Yes, I was also happy to see that the shelves at Costco were stacked with canned pumpkin.

10:03 AM  
Blogger Leslie said...

Pumpkin and chocolate ohhhh my. Send over a few slices

10:21 AM  
Blogger teresa said...

oh my goodness, i want to eat the picture on my screen. so yummy!

10:45 AM  
Blogger Gaby said...

love it!! looks delicious :)

11:41 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

I love the chunks of chocolate added to this moist and beautiful cake.

12:28 PM  
Blogger Katrina said...

I haven't yet broken open the cans of pumpkin I've got, but dang, yer makin' me want to!

1:46 PM  
Anonymous Kelly @ EvilShenanigans. said...

How festive! I love the pumpkin and chocolate combo, too! Yummy!!

1:50 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

Looks beautiful Maria! :) I think I need to dust off my chocolate pumpkin cake recipe and make it soon!

1:54 PM  
Blogger Colleen said...

MMM, this looks delicious! I love pumpkin combined with chocolate chips!

3:03 PM  
Blogger Robin Sue said...

I love pumpkin with chocolate. The cake is beautiful. Can you believe I do not have a bundt pan?! I have the mini ones which was a waste of money so I must get the big one- so pretty!

3:03 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

This looks wonderful, Maria. I've just put it on my must try list. Have a great day.

4:19 PM  
Blogger Kara@ Creations by Kara said...

Yum! I've tried pumpkin chocolate chip muffins before, but never cake. It looks delicious!

4:46 PM  
Blogger bridget {bake at 350} said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm....pumpkin & chocolate! I just love that combo!

I hope you'll link this up to Flavor of the Month over at Bake at 350. (I'll post a reminder tomorrow.)

5:12 PM  
Blogger Tracey said...

Pumpkin and chocolate are such a terrific flavor combination and I haven't made anything yet this fall with them. I'll have to get on it soon :) Your cake looks wonderful!

5:33 PM  
Blogger Cakelaw said...

Delicious! I am loving all of these great pumpkin recipes.

5:40 PM  
Blogger Maris said...

The only thing better than chocolate chip is chocolate chip + pumpkin. Yum!

5:55 PM  
Blogger Donna-FFW said...

This looks like a deliciously moist cake. Pumpkin and choc chips are one of my favorite combos!

6:14 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

The list of pumpkin stuff I want to make just keeps growing longer and longer! This cake looks absolutely delicious... love all the chocolate in there.

6:34 PM  
Blogger Pamela said...

I agree...the pumpkin baking list is getting longer and longer. And it looks more delicious each time I look at it. This one looks really scrumptious.

6:44 PM  
Blogger Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Looks delicious! I am glad you found some pumpkin to play with.

7:20 PM  
Anonymous Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

The pumpkin shortage never seemed to make it's way to my grocery stores... thank goodness! I already have some pumpkin puree on hand and this cake looks fantastic. I have made pumpkin chip cookie bars before (that were wonderful) and the flavors in the cake remind me of them.

8:10 PM  
Blogger Elra said...

The most beautiful pumpkin cake I've seen.

8:26 PM  
Blogger Monica H said...

This pumpkin bundt cake looks so incredibly moist. I want! I want!

10:51 PM  
Anonymous Shal said...

Wow! You did a great job on this - it really looks fantastic. Wish I had a bundt tin now... *sigh* another one for my Santa list!

2:50 AM  
Blogger Girl Japan: April Marie said...

This looks insanely delish... I love all-things-pumpkin!!!!!! Choco Chip to go with... Yummers.

5:18 AM  
Blogger MeetaK said...

wow! this looks simply gorgeous. love the choc chips!

6:10 AM  
Blogger sunita said...

Beautiful cake Maria; love this season of pumpkins :-)

6:11 AM  
Blogger Katherine Aucoin said...

This looks so wonderful and yummy!

6:30 AM  
Blogger Allie said...

Your bundt cake looks to die for!

8:21 AM  
Blogger Ingrid said...

I love bundts though I admit to being a fan of frosting or glaze so usually top mine with one.

As for pumpkin, bring it on!
~ingrid

9:19 AM  
Blogger Esi said...

I agree about pumpkin and chocolate...such a delicious combo.

9:32 AM  
Blogger The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

I've had a fear of Bundt cakes for years. It all started when I started having Bundt cakes that did not fill the pan and my cakes ended up kind of flat. I'm getting over it slowly though. I've made a few Bundt recipes from the most trusted sources.

I love your choice of chips. Very classy. No wonder no one misses frosting.

I like frosting, but it has to be GOOD frosting. If it tastes like nothing but a pile of sugar, then I'm totally in your corner.

9:37 AM  
Blogger Cookie baker Lynn said...

So glad that the great pumpkin shortage is over! The bundt cake looks delicious!

9:48 AM  
Blogger LetMeEatCake Eat With Me! said...

Looks delicious! Bundt was the perfect way to go, and I'm not a frosting fan either so I will have to try this recipe!

10:54 AM  
Blogger The Blonde Duck said...

I am in love with all the pumpkin recipes!

11:24 AM  
Anonymous Patricia said...

I don't know why I always forget about bundt cakes. This one looks delicious and goes perfectly with my pumpkin obsession this fall.

1:05 PM  
Blogger Danielle said...

I had heard about the pumpkin shortage but the stores don't seem to reflect it LOL. your cake looks wonderful!

3:46 PM  
Anonymous Dana said...

Lovely presentation, Maria. I've never had pumpkin and chocolate together. It sounds kind of funky to me, but I'll trust you on this one. :)

4:34 PM  
Anonymous Kathy - Cooking On the Side said...

I can just see the moistness in this cake! Definitely a good use for the pumpkin I went and stocked up on :-)

12:45 PM  
OpenID pinkstripes said...

I love pumpkin and chocolate. Your bundt is beautiful!

3:57 PM  
Blogger Live.Love.Eat said...

There is actually a pumpkin shortage by me. They are only letting people buy 2 cans on each visit. AND they keep it locked up behind customer service. Hah.

Well, this bundt cake looks beautiful. Love it!!!!!

8:59 AM  

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