Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake – Fast, EASY, and the moistest pumpkin cake you’ll ever taste!! Loaded with chocolate chips in every bite and topped with a heavenly chocolate ganache! Sinfully rich and decadent!!
This cake is giving me flashbacks because I made a pumpkin chocolate chip Bundt cake back in 2012.
I loved that cake so much that I also put it in my second cookbook.
And here we are with another pumpkin Bundt cake and I never set out to make a pumpkin Bundt cake. So how did it happen? Easy.
Krusteaz sent me some of their Pumpkin Spice Quickbread mix and rather than just making Pumpkin Bread with it, I transformed it into the moistest pumpkin cake you’ll ever taste and one that’s loaded with chocolate chips in every bite and topped with a heavenly chocolate ganache.
The cake is fast, easy, and richly flavored with pumpkin. That’s because there’s already pumpkin spice in the mix and I used a whole can of pumpkin puree. If you like denser, uber-moist cakes, this is the cake for you. It’s sinfully rich and decadent.
You’re going to ignore the directions on the box, follow mine, and you’ll be rewarded with this beauty of a cake.
This pumpkin cake will impress your friends and family at all your gatherings and events during the greatest season of the year, aka pumpkin season.
They’ll never guess it started from a mix and that you had the cake whipped up and in the oven in less than 5 minutes flat. Your little secret.
I have a video showing just how easy and quickly this cake comes together.
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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake - Fast, EASY, and the moistest pumpkin cake you'll ever taste!! Loaded with chocolate chips in every bite and topped with a heavenly chocolate ganache! Sinfully rich and decadent!!
- one 15-ounce box Krusteaz Pumpkin Spice Quickbread mix
- one 15-ounce can pumpkin puree
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil
- 2 cups chocolate chips
- 2/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup cream or half-and-half
- Cake - Preheat oven to 350F. Spray a 12-cup Bundt pan very well with floured cooking spray or grease and flour the pan; set aside.
- To a large bowl, add the mix, pumpkin, eggs, oil, and mix with a handheld electric mixer on high speed for about 1 minute, or until combined.
- Add the chocolate chips and stir in by hand.
- Turn batter out into prepared pan and bake for about 36 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs.
- Allow cake to cool in pan on a wire rack for about 30 minutes before inverting onto a cake stand or serving platter.
- Chocolate Ganache – To a medium, microwave-safe bowl or glass measuring cup, add the chocolate chips, cream, andheat until cream just begins to show signs of boiling, about 30 to 45 seconds.Stir until smooth and velvety.
- Evenly drizzle the ganache over the cake. Ganache will set up a bit with time, but remains viscous and soft. Cake will keep airtight at room temp for up to 5 days.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 309Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 20mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 3gSugar: 23gProtein: 3g
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Post is brought to you by Krusteaz. The recipe, images, text, and opinions expressed are my own.
How long do you bake it for?
Sorry about that – I just updated the recipe card section with complete directions and baking info.
Since Krusteaz no longer has the recipe on their website, can you post it in full here?
I’m very sorry about this, and I always resist when brands want to do this, for this exact reason. But I will work on getting the recipe posted here.
In the meantime, my scratch pumpkin Bundt cake is even better!
I just made this today, and YUM! I adapted the recipe to fit my mini Bundt pan, and the whole cake was devoured it minutes- next time I’ll make it full size lol! It was so moist and chocolatey and not heavy or dense!
Thanks for the 5 star review and glad you will make it again, the full size recipe since it was devoured in minutes! Excellent to hear!
Unfortunately, the Krusteaz Pumpkin Bread is not sold anywhere near me and buying it online is like triple the price of 1 box! I’m going to try this recipe with Pillsbury Quick Bread and see what happens!
Sorry about that. Good luck and hope that works out great for you!
Hello Averie, this looks so gorgeous! I’m damn jealous we don’t have the pumpkin bread mix in France, I’d leave work this very minute and go home to make it! (I’ve looked on amazon, but it would cost me the jolly sum of 40€ to order it – crazy!)
Make this scratch cake instead. It’s AMAZING! I put it in my second cookbook it’s that good! https://www.averiecooks.com/2012/10/pumpkin-chocolate-chip-bundt-cake-with-chocolate-ganache.html
Hi Averie, made this today for the hubby and me, We are both loving it. Thanks for so many good recipes. Happy Thanksgiving.
I’m very excited to try this recipe.
Can you make it so that the video doesn’t show up on the Printable version of this page? There isn’t really a need for that, since you can’t print a video.
I’ll work on it.
Can the pumpkin krusteaz muffin mix be used in lieu if the bread mix? I cannot find the bread mix anywhere!
Hmmmm that’s a good question. I don’t know if it will behave the same. I bet if you called or emailed Krusteaz they would be happy to direct you to a store near you that carries the mix.
hey girl- this looks so yummy!
While, I totally trust your judgement, I can’t being myself to cheat on the original pumpkin cake recipe. My husband says that it’s his favorite cake-ever. He has requested it for his birthday which is in May. : D
Girl, how do you stay so skinny when faced with all of these delicious goodies you create?!! As I told you once before, I gain ten pounds just looking at the pictures. Why oh why did the good Lord lead me to your site? It must be some type of payback for former sins, LOL! :)
Haha! Lots of cardio. Lots of food donations to anyone local who wants some!
Oh my gosh you’re killing me with all these gorgeous pumpkin photos! That poke cake looks INSANE! So good!
Doctored up mixes are great–especially if you are running low on baking staples or certain spices. This transformation looks wonderful!!
So true – great to use if you’re running low on supplies. This was one of the best boxed mixed transformations I’ve ever pulled off :)