Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake

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This Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake is moist, tender and loaded with the sweet, delicious flavors of fall. Perfect with your morning coffee, for an afterschool snack, or an easy fall dessert.

cake stand with a whole pumpkin bundt cake

One of my family’s favorite quick breads is Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread. We’re happy to eat it all year round, but I especially love baking it in the fall. One year I turned my go-to recipe into a bundt cake, and we’ve been making it this way ever since. 

Update: This is one of our favorite fall cake recipes, so I’ve updated the post with new images and tips. I hope your family can enjoy as many pumpkin chocolate chip bundt cakes as mine will this year!

pinterest button of pumpkin chocolate chip bundt cake

Making Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake

The beautiful fluted bundt cake pan always makes this pumpkin spice cake a head-turner. The ingredients and instructions are far from difficult. 

ingredients and mixing the batter for pumpkin chocolate chip bundt cake

You’ll need your basic cake ingredients (flour, baking soda, powder, butter, sugar, and eggs).

Plus the classic fall flavors of pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon and pumpkin purée. And, of course, plenty of chocolate chips! 

cream together butter and sugar, beat in the eggs, and then add the pumpkin puree

Once you have your dry ingredients mixed together, you’ll cream together your butter and sugar, beat in the eggs, and then add the pumpkin puree which is the secret to moist and tender pumpkin bread.

I’m torn between whether it’s better to use mini chocolate chips so you get more chocolate in every bite or regular chocolate chips where you get chunks of chocolate. I love it both ways.

mixing the wet and dry ingredients for pumpkin bundt cake with chocolate chips in a mixing bowl

You could also use caramel, white chocolate or salted caramel chips to put your own spin on this recipe. 

I use a #16 ice cream scoop to help portion out the batter. It’s less messy and if I’m using two half bundt pans, it helps me divide the batter evenly. 

use a #16 ice cream scoop to help portion out the batter

Best Bundt Pan

You can make this recipe in one full-size bundt pan or two half-size bundt pans.

I love making two smaller half-size bundt cakes because they freeze so well. I can share one with my family fresh out of the oven and stick one in the freezer for a brunch with friends or another occasion. 

The half bundt cakes also bake at faster. 

How to Make Pumpkin Pie Spice at Home

If you can’t find pumpkin pie spice at the grocery store, it’s easy to make at home with basic spices that you probably already have. 

To make 1 teaspoon of homemade pumpkin pie spice, combine:

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

You can always make a big batch and keep a jar on hand to flavor other baked goods, oatmeal, pancakes…the list goes on!

plate with a slice of pumpkin chocolate chip bundt cake

Serving and Storing Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake

My kids love to cut into this cake when it’s hot out of the oven and the chips are still melty. I love it best the next day once the chips have a little bite to them again. 

Store the chocolate chip bundt cake for 2-3 days on the counter in an airtight container. Keep any leftovers fresh in the freezer for up to three months. Be sure to wrap the cake well in a few layers of plastic wrap, or a half size bundt fits perfectly in a gallon size freezer Ziploc bag. 

collage of images of finished pumpkin chocolate chip bundt cake

More Bundt Cake Recipes 

Once you have a pair of half size (6 cup) bundt pans at home, you’ll want to put them to good use! Here are some of my other favorite homemade bundt cake recipes to try next:

slice of pumpkin chocolate chip bundt cake on a white cake stand
Yield: 16 Servings

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Pumpkin chocolate chip bundt cake is moist, tender and loaded with fall spices and melty chocolate chips. 

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice*
  • 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup butter, soften
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 can (16 ounce) pumpkin
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 2 half size or 1 full size Bundt pan. (I like to use the non-stick spray with flour.)
  2. In a medium bowl, mix the flour, spices, salt, baking soda, and baking powder.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter and the sugar until fluffy, about two minutes. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add the pumpkin and mix until combined.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the stand mixing bowl, mixing just until combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  5. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan(s). Bake the half Bundt pans for 35-40 minutes; bake the full size Bundt for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Cool in the pans for 5 minutes on a wire rack. After 5 minutes, invert the cake(s) onto the wire rack. Cool completely before serving.

Notes

*Pumpkin Pie Spice Substitute: 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon plus 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger, 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg and 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves for 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 377Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 65mgSodium: 267mgCarbohydrates: 54gFiber: 2gSugar: 34gProtein: 4g

Nutrition information is calculated by Nutritionix and may not always be accurate.

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