I just LOVE the smell of pumpkin cake baking in the oven!! I just wanted to sit there in the kitchen and enjoy the smell the whole time this cake was baking. I got to make two cakes for this recipe, so it was twice as long I got to appreciate that delicious smell. And actually, my house still smells like pumpkin cake even though it has been out of the oven for hours. I even invited my neighbor Nori inside and said “You’ve gotta come in and smell this pumpkin cake!!”
The only thing that beats the heavenly smell of this cake, is the taste! A perfect blend of pumpkin and spice, perfect for the first of October and welcoming in the Fall!
Now this cake is very special because it is shaped to look like a pumpkin and also has that delicious pumpkin spice flavor!
think a bundt cake pan is perfect to make this pumpkin shaped cake, it already has the ridges and looks very pumpkin like, don’t you think? I’m not sure which way I like the cake better, with the orange glaze or without? I will let you decide.
For this cake, I simply baked two 6 cup bundt cakes, and stuck them together with buttercream frosting. I got some green fruit roll ups and cut them out to make leaves and rolled them up to make a stem. I think they look perfect for leaves. I was going to try fondant if the roll ups didn’t work. I used an exacto knife to cut out the leaves. And that’s how easy it was! By the way, the cake was delicious!! Note: Next time I will make the orange glaze a little darker orange!
Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Ingredients (2 6 cup bundt cakes)
- 2 boxes pumpkin spice cake mix
- 2 cans 15 oz each pumpkin
- 4 tbs butter
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 4 tbs milk
- 4 green fruit roll ups
Grease 2 6 cup bundt pans
Mix 2 cake mixes with 2 cans of pumpkin
Bake as directed on box at 350 degrees
Take out and let cool completely
level cakes if neccessary
spread thin layer of creamcheese frosting on top of first bundt cake
Stack second bundt cake on top of first flat top to flat top
melt butter in saucepan
mix butter, milk, and sugar in bown till smooth
pour on top of cake