When Did Pumpkins Become So Popular?
Most of us grew up during an era when pumpkins were relegated to seasonal gourds that you carved at Halloween – ate in an occasional holiday pie – and paid homage to during the annual Charlie Brown television special.
My, how times have changed!
Did you know that pumpkins are now one of the hottest flavor trends in the country?
In 2013, Americans spent $308 million on pumpkin products – including one popular beverage that doesn’t even contain pumpkin in its ingredients!
This year, let’s improve our health by incorporating real pumpkin into our pumpkin dishes!
Why Bake With Real Pumpkin?
Dieticians recommend adding pumpkin to your diet because it’s rich in dietary fiber, minerals, vitamins and anti-oxidants.
Nutritionists love pumpkin because it’s low in calories and high in Vitamin A!
Pumpkins taste super in savory dishes – but they are particularly delicious in desserts!
If this is your first time using real pumpkin in a recipe, be sure to purchase those 4 to 8 pound sugar pumpkins at your local market. Save the larger field pumpkins for carving jack-o-lanterns and other decorative purposes!
Need to substitute fresh pumpkin for canned pumpkin in your recipe?
One 3 ½ pound sugar pumpkin yields approximately 2 ½ cups of pumpkin puree!
Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake With Vanilla Butter Sauce
Why not start a new tradition this Fall?
Treat your family and friends to a mouth-watering Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake with Vanilla Butter Sauce!
It’s the perfect size to share with those you love, and it incorporates the fresh flavor of real pumpkin!
Bundt Cake Ingredients
1/2 Cup Melted Butter
1/2 Cup Sour Cream
2 Cups Sugar
2 Cups Fresh Pumpkin Puree
2 Cups Milk
3 Cups All Purpose Flour
2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1/2 Teaspoon Ginger
1/2 Teaspoon Nutmeg
1/8 Teaspoon Allspice
1/8 Teaspoon Cloves
Vanilla Butter Sauce Ingredients
1/4 Cup Butter
1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Tablespoon Vanilla
1 Tablespoon Water
1 Cup Confectioners Sugar
3 Tablespoons Heavy Cream
Bundt Cake Instructions
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2. Make the Fresh Pumpkin Puree by cutting the pumpkin in half and discarding the stem section and stringy pulp. Save the seeds for roasting. Butter the edges of the pumpkin halves and place then face down on a shallow baking dish and cover with foil. Bake until tender – approximately 50 minutes for a medium-sized sugar pumpkin. Once the baked pumpkin has cooled, scoop out the flesh and puree it in a blender or food processor.
3. Thoroughly butter and lightly flour a large Bundt pan.
4. Pour the melted butter into a large mixing bowl.
5. Add sour cream.
6. Whisk the eggs and stir them into the butter mixture.
7. Add the sugar and pumpkin puree, stirring well.
8. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices into a medium-size bowl.
9. Add the combined flour mixture and milk to the pumpkin mixture, alternating between the flour and milk until everything is thoroughly combined.
10. Pour the batter into the prepared Bundt pan and bake in a 350 degree oven for 65 to 75 minutes or until a knife inserted into the cake comes out clean when removed.
11. While the cake is baking, make the Vanilla Butter Sauce. Melt the butter in a small pan over low heat and add the brown sugar, stirring constantly until the sugar is melted and incorporated into the butter. Add the vanilla and water, stirring to blend well. Remove from the heat.
12. Create the Glaze by stirring confectioners sugar and heavy cream together, adjusting the amount of cream to create the desired consistency.
13. When the cake is done, remove it from the oven and allow it to cool in the pan for 15 to 20 minutes.
14. When the cake has cooled, use a skewer to thoroughly poke holes in the top of the Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake. When you are done, slowly drizzle the Vanilla Butter Sauce over the top of the cake, allowing the sauce to soak into the cake until it is all gone.
15. Once the cake has thoroughly absorbed the Vanilla Butter Sauce, carefully turn the cake upside down and remove it from the Bundt pan and allowing it to cool on a wire rack.
16. When the cake is completely cool, place it on a platter and drizzle it with Glaze.
Now you’re ready to cut and serve the cake. Why not enhance the mood with these DIY Pumpkin Spice Candles – one of the many creative projects you’ll find at For.Rent.Com?
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This looks like a wonderful cake recipe! Perfect for Fall! =)
Have a great week!
Such a scrumptious cake … My mouth is watering already – Thank you for sharing this recipe!
I need this – thank you! Pinning to my Pumpkin board now.
Thanks for pinning Heather – I can’t wait to make this again!
This looks fabulous. I’m always looking for new bundt recipes. The presentation is so pretty!
Thank you Rebecca – hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I did! 🙂
This looks absolutely wonderful! I want a bite right now. Pinning to try this out! 🙂 Stopping by from Friday Flash Blog
Thank you so much Heather – appreciate the pin! Enjoy! 🙂
I got the cold milk girlfriend I’ll be right over. Cut me a slice would ya? ~hehehe~ mmmm that looks sooooooooo good! Don’t forget to share your recipe by me, please!!!
This cake looks and sounds fabulous! I have to admit I’ve become a little obsessed with pumpkin anything lately. Pinning this for sure! Stopping by from Saturday Sharefest. 🙂
Thanks for pinning Sherri and stopping by from SITS!
I have developed a real like for the flavor of pumpkin over the years. This looks divine. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog hop. Watch for your feature on Monday xo
Thank you so much for the feature Katherine – I’m truly honored!
Yummy, your cake looks so good 🙂
Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays… featuring and pinned your post this week at the hop 🙂
Thank you so much for featuring my cake – you rock!
Thanks so much Claire – have a fab week!
This is a great cake Ramona. Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday!
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Thanks Miz Helen – always a pleasure to party with you!
Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a great day and enjoy your new Red Plate.
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Thank you so much Miz Helen – I’m thrilled to not only earn another coveted Red Plate from your site, but also to learn that our Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake tied for Most Viewed Recipe of the Week!
Thank you for making my day! 🙂
Ummm, this looks wonderful.
Thank you so much Heidi – it’s one of my faves this season!
Looks so perfect! I would love to bake with real food. I am not so great of a baker though, more of a cook.
I prefer baking to cooking but fortunately, I’m married to a man who enjoys both! 🙂
This looks amazing. I definitely going to have to try this. Thanks for sharing.
I hope you enjoy it Angie – it’s one of my favorite recipes this season! 🙂
Looks so delicious. Shared. 🙂
Ooh, this looks great and sounds delicious. I bet pouring the vanilla butter of the top makes the cake extra moist and yummy.
Thank you for sharing!
Coming via #sitsgirls. Have a great weekend!
I’ll take a piece right now. It looks great.
I love pumpkins, but so many pumpkin recipes now I may scream, LOLOL
Will have to try this though. Happy Mommy Monday
I’ve pinned this recipe. It looks delicious.
Thank you so much Linda – it’s one of my faves this season!
Would be great for a fall party. Thanks for sharing with Tasty Tuesdays.
You have a few recipes you can put them all on my linky too if you like. I have so got to try this sounds like it would be really good. 🙂 I have a recipe linky today and a social media boost too, but mine is for Pinterest today. Won’t you come and join us and bring one of your recipes??? have a great weekend.
What a beautiful cake! Thanks for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party! I’ve pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board.
Thanks for pinning Tammy!
What a lovely recipe! I’ve always been afraid to try and make bundt cake but you make it all sound so easy, I must try it soon.
Thanks for linking this delicious recipe to our #FoodieFridays party. It’s now pinned to our board 🙂 Looking forward to see more of your awesome recipes to our party this week.
I have several bundt cake recipes on my blog, Petro, and they have ALL turned out amazing – I DO hope you’ll give it a try!
Thanks so much for the pin! Look forward to sharing new recipes with you in the new year!
This looks so yummy. I can almost smell it baking. Thanks for sharing a great sounding, perfect for Fall, recipe.
That cake looks amazing! I love this time of year and all the great pumpkin recipes out there.
I am co-hosting the #HomeMattersParty link party this month and would love to have you stop by for a visit. The door is open through Monday night. http://alaynascreations.co/2015/09/04/home-matters-linky-party-53/
This looks delicious! I make pumpkin cake and pumpkin bread every fall. Going to have to give this recipe a try! Visiting via #saturdaysharefest — Amy @ http://thegiftedgabber.com/strawberry-margarita-sherbet-float/
Thanks for visiting! Hope you do try this recipe – it’s one of my favorites!
This looks so delicious! Can’t wait to try. Pinning for later!
Came over from SITS Girls Saturday Share. This looks yummy! Pinning for later.
This looks absolutely delicious! I love pumpkin flavored everything so I’ll definitely have to try this recipe soon. Thanks for sharing!
My pleasure Kiana – thanks for stopping by!
This cake looks and sounds delicious! I love pumpkin anything in the fall & winter! Came by from Miz Helen’s and so glad I did. I was unaware of your blog but I’ll be following and I subscribed via email.
Thanks for sharing ~ just wish I had it for my morning coffee tomorrow! 🙂
Welcome Pat – delighted you’ve found us! Hope you’ll share some of your creations at our weekly parties!
Thanks for sharing at Small Victories Sunday Linkup!
I was looking at bundt cake recipes just today. This one has a double punch with the drizzle and then the icing. Just pinned to Stopping by from #Small Victories Board and Pinned today.
Have a great week!
Thanks so much Karren for sharing – this is actually one of my favorite recipes that I’ve shared on my blog (it is SO good!)
Thank you for sharing again this year on my blog, wow 3 years ago!! Your cake looks more amazing and my husband does not like pie because of the crust, this would be a great alternative. Just shared on Pinterest!!
Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving my friend!
God Bless everyone!
This looks absolutely divine. I love a pumpkin bundt cake. Thank you for linking up to this link-up so we could discover this recipe. I’m a big cat lover, too. Your cats are so pretty.
Thanks Leigh – you will love this cake and so glad you love my kitties!
This looks amazing and I just got a bunt pan. Thanks for sharing.
Enjoy your bundt pan – I love mine Linzee!
Sounds so good! I love pumpkin recipes! It is perfect for the Fall season!
Thank you so much for the info on using real pumpkin. I’ve never done this and I live somewhere where you can’t buy canned pumpkin. Thank you!
My pleasure Gigi – hope you have the opportunity to try this – it’s fab!
This looks so delicious! I love baking pumpkin recipes this time of year! Definitely adding this to my list of recipes to try this season!
Awesome Logan – this recipe is SO good!
This may have to be made today…
Enjoy it Kristy – it’s fabulous! 🙂
I for one am glad that pumpkins have become to popular- there are so many things you can make with them from savory to sweet. I love your bundt cake – it looks incredible and I’m loving the vanilla butter sauce!
Thank you Sarah – this is one of my favorite desserts of the season! 🙂
That looks divine! 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing such a wonderful recipe! Pinning!
Your recipe was a Top Ten on Full Plate Thursday! Hope you enjoy your new Red Plate and have a great day.
What an honor – thank you so much! 🙂
OMG! This looks so amazing! Perfect for the holidays! Love !
YES this looks amazing… I just recently bought a bundt pan too. ;P Pinned it!! Thank you for sharing this yumminess.
Thanks for pinning! 🙂
Oh so yummm! This looks like an awesome fall dessert. Pinning.
This looks amazing! Anything with butter sauce is SO divine!
This looks amazing! It is amazing how popular pumpkin is for about 3 months then it disappears till next fall.
I love bundt cakes. This one sounds yummy! I would like to invite you to link up with us at Family Joy Blog Link Up Party. Sunday-Wednesday. Check us out
can’t wait to make ;this for Halloween night…thanks