Pumpkin Bundt Cake

By Abby Henry Singh November 9, 2017Dessert, Recipes

Need a pumpkin inspired baked good to go with your pumpkin spice latte? Try this Pumpkin Bunt Cake recipe from the American Institute for Cancer Research. Pumpkins are a great food to add to your fall menu. They are low in calories and fat but chocked full of vitamin A, fiber, and beta-carotene.


  • Canola oil cooking spray
  • 1 cup whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1½ tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/4tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg white
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1 cup canned unsweetened pumpkin purée
  • Confectioners’ sugar, optional, for decoration


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat 8-cup bundt cake or tube pan liberally with canola oil cooking spray.

In large mixing bowl, combine two flours, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg and salt. Make a well in center and set aside.

In another bowl, whisk egg and white to combine. Add sugar and whisk until dissolved. Add buttermilk, sour cream and pumpkin, whisking to combine all wet ingredients. Pour wet ingredients into center of bowl of dry ingredients and, using flexible spatula, mix until they are just combined and still slightly lumpy. Scoop batter into prepared baking pan.

Bake cake in center of oven for 70-75 minutes, until surface is browned and straw inserted into center comes out clean and nearly dry. Do not worry about cracks on the surface.

Set baked cake on wire rack and cool for 5 minutes. Run thin knife around center post and inside edge of pan. Set plate over pan and, holding in place, invert so cake drops onto plate. Cool completely.

If desired, sprinkle cake lightly with confectioners’ sugar before serving.

Makes 12 servings.

Per serving: 170 calories, 2.5 g total fat (1 g saturated fat), 33 g carbohydrate, 5 g protein, 2 g dietary fiber, 210 mg sodium.


Recipe from the American Institute for Cancer Research.

Abby Henry Singh

Author Abby Henry Singh

Manger Content, Outreach, and Outcomes Abby Henry Singh is a native of Sevierville, Tennessee, and a graduate of Belmont University with a bachelor’s degree in English and history. She has been a member of PearlPoint Cancer Support for over 5 years. Previously, Singh was the Program and Outreach Manger for the Lupus Foundation of America, Mid-South Chapter where she worked to raise disease awareness and support those diagnosed with the disease through educational programs. She is a member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority and the Belmont English alumni book club.

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