Autumn Spiced Pumpkin Hot Chocolate Bundt Cake – #BundtBakers

Autumn Spiced Pumpkin Hot Chocolate Bundt Cake - #BundtBakers | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

So technically it might not be winter yet, but that doesn’t mean that I can’t pretend that it is. I see absolutely nothing wrong with cozying up in front of a crackling fire, decked out in some majorly comfy pajamas, with a warm cup of hot chocolate beside me. After all, this is the time of year when so many stores come out with their own custom blends that put that lil’ Swiss lady to shame. Luckily for me this month’s #BundtBakers theme is Hot Chocolate and is being hosted by Tara of Noshing With The Nolands. I say lucky, because I am a mega-huge-super-duper fan of hot chocolate for breakfast. It’s my go-to winter weekend indulgence. Well, if I’m being completely honest, it’s also my go-to weekday treat as well. What can I say? I just adore hot chocolate. You know what’s even better? Hot chocolate with Autumn Spiced Pumpkin Hot Chocolate Bundt Cake on the side. Now that’s what I call arriving at the pearly gates of chocolate heaven with a silver fork in hand and an enormous appetite. So now there’s no need for you to wonder why I’m so fluffy around this time of year. It’s all because of hot chocolate, and I can proudly admit that every pound gained from it was totally worthwhile. Oh well, this is the time of year in which we could all use a little extra fluff to get us through the cold months ahead. If your pajamas are super big and comfy enough, no one will even notice those extra pounds you’ve packed on.

Autumn Spiced Pumpkin Hot Chocolate Bundt Cake - #BundtBakers | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups Granulated Sugar
  • ½ Cup Light Brown Sugar, Packed
  • ½ Cup Canola Oil
  • ½ Cup Unsalted Butter, Melted
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • 3 Eggs, Room Temperature
  • 3 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Soda
  • 2 Teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
  • ¼ Teaspoon Freshly Ground Nutmeg
  • ¼ Teaspoon Ground Chipotle
  • ½ Teaspoon Finely Ground Sea Salt
  • 1 (15-oz.) Can Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 Tablespoon All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 (10-oz.) Bag of Mini Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Powdered Sugar

Autumn Spiced Pumpkin Hot Chocolate Bundt Cake - #BundtBakers | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray a Bundt pan liberally with cooking spray; set aside.
  3. On medium speed, mix the sugars, oil, butter, and vanilla for 3 minutes.
  4. Add one egg at a time, and mix for 30 seconds in between each egg.
  5. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, chipotle, and salt.
  6. Add 1/3 of the flour mixture to the oil and sugar mixture, 1/3 of the canned pumpkin, and then mix on low speed until incorporated. Repeat two more times, until all of the flour and pumpkin in incorporated into the batter.
  7. Add the tablespoon of flour to the chocolate chips, mix until well coated, and then fold the chocolate chips into the cake batter.
  8. Pour the batter into the prepared Bundt pan, spread the top out evenly with a spatula, and then bake for 45 to 55 minutes, or until a knife comes out clean.
  9. Place the Bundt pan on a cooking rack for at least 1 hour, before attempting to flip it out onto a serving plate.
  10. Allow to finish cooling completely.
  11. Sprinkle a little bit of cocoa powder over the Bundt cake, and then use a pastry brush to lightly brush it evenly over the Bundt.
  12. Place the powdered sugar in a fine mesh strainer and then gently tap the strainer to sprinkle the sugar over the cake.

Autumn Spiced Pumpkin Hot Chocolate Bundt Cake - #BundtBakers | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Suggestions:

  • You may need to smash any lumps of brown sugar in the batter out with the back of a spoon or fork when mixing the batter.
  • Mix in the flour and pumpkin just until incorporated. Don’t over mix the batter.
  • Use a knife, toothpick, or cake tester to determine whether or not your cake is fully baked every 5 minutes after the initial 45-minute bake time.
  • Brushing the cake with cocoa powder before sprinkling it with powdered sugar helps to cut the sweetness of the sugar, while also giving the cake an additional chocolate boost.

Autumn Spiced Pumpkin Hot Chocolate Bundt Cake - #BundtBakers | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Improvements:

  • Replace half of the chocolate chips with cinnamon or butterscotch baking chips.
  • Serve garnished with whipped cream of hot fudge sauce.

Autumn Spiced Pumpkin Hot Chocolate Bundt Cake – #BundtBakers

Autumn Spiced Pumpkin Hot Chocolate Bundt Cake – #BundtBakers

Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups Granulated Sugar
  • ½ Cup Light Brown Sugar, Packed
  • ½ Cup Canola Oil
  • ½ Cup Unsalted Butter, Melted
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • 3 Eggs, Room Temperature
  • 3 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Soda
  • 2 Teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
  • ¼ Teaspoon Freshly Ground Nutmeg
  • ¼ Teaspoon Ground Chipotle
  • ½ Teaspoon Finely Ground Sea Salt
  • 1 (15-oz.) Can Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 Tablespoon All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 (10-oz.) Bag of Mini Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Powdered Sugar

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray a Bundt pan liberally with cooking spray; set aside.
  3. On medium speed, mix the sugars, oil, butter, and vanilla for 3 minutes.
  4. Add one egg at a time, and mix for 30 seconds in between each egg.
  5. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, chipotle, and salt.
  6. Add 1/3 of the flour mixture to the oil and sugar mixture, 1/3 of the canned pumpkin, and then mix on low speed until incorporated. Repeat two more times, until all of the flour and pumpkin in incorporated into the batter.
  7. Add the tablespoon of flour to the chocolate chips, mix until well coated, and then fold the chocolate chips into the cake batter.
  8. Pour the batter into the prepared Bundt pan, spread the top out evenly with a spatula, and then bake for 45 to 55 minutes, or until a knife comes out clean.
  9. Place the Bundt pan on a cooking rack for at least 1 hour, before attempting to flip it out onto a serving plate.
  10. Allow to finish cooling completely.
  11. Sprinkle a little bit of cocoa powder over the Bundt cake, and then use a pastry brush to lightly brush it evenly over the Bundt.
  12. Place the powdered sugar in a fine mesh strainer and then gently tap the strainer to sprinkle the sugar over the cake.
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  • Wendy Klik

    Beautiful photos.

    • Colleen

      Thank you.

  • Rebekah Rose Hills

    What a beautiful cake and the flavors sound perfect for fall.

    • Colleen

      Thanks Rebekah.

  • Tara

    What a scrumptious looking bundt and perfectly decorated for fall, love your pictures!!

    • Colleen

      Thanks Tara…and thank you for hosting!

  • Shilpi

    Very Beautiful Bundt, you have it there…

    • Colleen

      Thanks Shilpi.

  • Laura North

    What a gorgeous bundt tin you’ve used, I can see the leaves peaking through the snowy sprinkling. This bundt sounds absolutely delicious and you’ve got me wanting to get PJ’s on, grab a mug of hot chocolate and chill out. Laura@ Baking in Pyjamas

    • Colleen

      I got lucky and found it for a really great price at HomeGoods…too bad I didn’t get to use it more this season.

  • I’ve actually never made a bundt cake! Clearly that needs to change 🙂

    • Colleen

      You really need to give it a go!

  • WOW! This is going to be SO delicious! I am really excited to give it a try. The pictures are lovely. Thank you for sharing.

    • Colleen

      Thanks Julie!

  • ibakeheshoots

    I’m gonna have to get some bigger pajamas so I can shove this whole cake in my face. love the powdered sugar!

    • Colleen

      There is nothing wrong with super-size jammies!

  • Laura T

    What a gorgeous cake! I love the idea of dusting with cocoa AND powdered sugar!

    • Colleen

      Thanks Laura!

  • Lara van Lingen

    I almost made the same recipe – well at least lots of same ingredients – pumpkin spices, pumpkin purée and chocolate. I loved the combination, so your Bundt cake must also be absolutely divine!! See you again next month! Lara Tartacadabra

    • Colleen

      Great minds think alike!

  • Sue Lau

    I like the touch of chipotle with the pumpkin.

    • Colleen

      Thanks Sue…I think it turned out nice!