Thursday, February 18, 2021

Heart Healthy Chocolate Pumpkin Bundt #BundtBakers

This rich, deep, dark chocolate cake is so tender and moist nobody will ever believe that it is filled with heart healthy, antioxidant rich pumpkin.  They will just feel all the love you put into it.  

Chocolate Pumpkin Bundt

Please join me as I host our Bundt Bakers group this month......

Since February is the month celebrating love I asked my fellow Bundt Bakers to join me in sharing their favorite cake to show their love to others.......


#BundtBakers is a group of Bundt loving bakers who get together once a month to bake Bundts with a common ingredient or theme. You can see all our of lovely Bundts by following our Pinterest board. We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient.

Updated links for all of our past events and more information about BundtBakers, can be found on our home page.

woman with birthday cake

This cake was filled with all the love I have in my heart.  Filled with love for my husband, who I am trying to feed healthier since a health scare last month.  Filled with love for our second daughter, Nicole, whose birthday we celebrated with this cake.  Filled with love for chocolate because.....chocolate!!

slice of cake

This cake is so rich and delicious no frosting is needed.  I did sprinkle it with some powdered sugar and then topped it with a dollop of sweetened whipped cream.  Soooooooo good.

Chocolate Pumpkin Bundt pin

This cake is filled with warm spices so it is perfect for February in Michigan.  Cinnamon, cloves, allspice and ginger combine to sooth and comfort with each fudgy bite.

Desserts, Chocolate, Cakes,
Desserts, Cakes
Yield: 12 servings
Author: Wendy Klik
Heart Healthy Chocolate Pumpkin Bundt Cake

Heart Healthy Chocolate Pumpkin Bundt Cake

This rich, deep, dark chocolate cake is so tender and moist nobody will ever believe that it is filled with heart healthy, antioxidant rich pumpkin. They will just feel all the love you put into it.
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 1 HourTotal time: 1 H & 10 M


  • 1 c. flour
  • 3/4 c. white whole wheat flour
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 3/4 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1  1/2 t. baking powder
  • 1 1/2 t. baking soda
  • 1/2 t. cinnamon
  • 1/4 t. ground cloves
  • 1/4 t. allspice
  • 1/8 t. ground ginger
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 c. non fat buttermilk
  • 1 (15 oz) can pumpkin puree
  • 3/4 c. brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/4 c. canola oil
  • 1/4 c. light corn syrup
  • 1 T. vanilla


  1. Whisk together both flours, the sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, spices and salt.  Set aside.
  2. In large bowl of stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, mix together the buttermilk, pumpkin puree, and brown sugar until blended.  Beat in the egg and egg white.  Stir in the oil, brown sugar and vanilla.  
  3. With the mixer on low speed, gradually stir in the dry ingredients, just until combined.
  4. Pour into a 12 cup bundt pan that has been liberally treated with baking spray.  Bake in a preheated 350* oven for about an hour, until a skewer inserted removes with only a few moist crumbs attached.
  5. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes before removing from pan to wire rack to cool completely.  Transfer to a cake plate and sprinkle with additional powdered sugar, if desired.
  6. Serve with a dollop of fresh whipped cream, if desired.


Adapted from a recipe found at Eating Well.



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  1. You've sold me with each fudgy bite! This cake sounds and looks like a winner, Wendy!

  2. It's so nice to see a perfectly baked cake using wheat flour. I imagine the pumpkin and chocolate is divine tasting as well. Fabulous!

  3. This is a delicious cake that is packed with healthy pumpkin. I would love to try! Thanks for the recipe.

  4. Perfect love filled cake with goodness of health!

  5. Fabulous idea - pumpkin adds such wonderful moisture to baked goods!! Yum!

  6. What a delicious cake with chocolate and pumpkin
    A perfect combination of ingredients for celebrating Love!


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