Thursday, October 20, 2022

Pumpkin Mocha Swirl Bundt Cake #CakeSliceBakers

Swirls of Pumpkin and Mocha combine to make this seasonal, delicious cake that is perfect for your fall gathering.

Pumpkin Mocha Swirl Bundt Cake

It's time for The Cake Slice Bakers........

Each month The Cake Slice Bakers are offered a selection of cakes from the current book we are baking through. This year it is Zoë Bakes Cakes by Zoē François. We each choose one cake to bake, and then on the 20th - never before - we all post about our cake on our blogs. There are a few rules that we follow, but the most important ones are to have fun and enjoy baking & eating cakes!

Follow our Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest pages where you can find all of our cakes, as well as inspiration for many other cakes. You can also click on the links below to take you to each of our cakes. If you have a blog and are interested in joining The Cake Slice Bakers and baking along with us, please send an email to thecakeslicebakers at gmail dot com for more details.

The Cake Slice Bakers also have a new Facebook group called The Cake Slice Bakers and Friends. This group is perfect for those who do not have a blog but want to join in the fun and bake through this book.

It is a new year and a new book - Zoë Bakes Cakes - and our choices for October 2022 were ~

Apple Cake with Honey Bourbon Glaze

Pumpkin-Mocha Swirl Bundt Cake

Hot Chocolate Cake
Birthday Celebration

I served it up as my eldest daughter's birthday cake.  It was the perfect ending to her fall themed birthday celebration.

Cake with Ice Cream

I added a scoop of homemade pumpkin ice cream on top and it was a wonderful addition to this cake that does not call for frosting.  A dollop of whipped cream or a sprinkle of confectioner's sugar would work nicely as well.

Pumpkin Mocha Swirl Bundt Cake

If you are a fan of pumpkin spice mocha flavored coffee you will love this cake.  It would make a perfect Thanksgiving alternative or addition to your pumpkin pie.

Desserts, Cakes, Bundts, Pumpkin, Mocha
Yield: 12 servings
Author: Wendy Klik
Pumpkin Mocha Swirl Bundt Cake

Pumpkin Mocha Swirl Bundt Cake

Swirls of Pumpkin and Mocha combine to make this seasonal, delicious cake that is perfect for your fall gathering.
Prep time: 15 MinCook time: 1 H & 15 MTotal time: 1 H & 30 M


  • 1 c. canola oil
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1 c. lightly packed brown sugar
  • 3 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 (15 oz) can pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 c. evaporated milk
  • 1 T. vanilla
  • 2 1/4 c. flour
  • 1 1/2 t. baking soda
  • 1 t. kosher salt
  • 2 t. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 t. instant coffee
  • 2 T. cocoa powder


  1. In large bowl of stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment cream together the oil, eggs and both sugars. Reduce the mixer speed and and stir in the pumpkin, evaporated milk and vanilla.
  2. Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, and pumpkin pie spice. Add to the pumpkin mixture and mix until smooth.
  3. Pour half of the batter into a second bowl and stir in the instant coffee and cocoa.
  4. Pour half of the pumpkin batter into the bottom of a 12 cup bundt pan that has been liberally treated with baking spray. Add half of the chocolate batter to cover the pumpkin layer. Repeat these layers and then bake in a preheated 325* oven for 75 minutes, until a skewer inserted removes cleanly.
  5. Allow to cool in the pan for 15 minutes before turning onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. Sprinkle with confectioner's sugar mixed with additional pumpkin spice before serving, if desired.


Adapted from a recipe found in Zoe Bakes Cakes

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  1. Combined with the pumpkin ice cream!! Lucky birthday girl!!! This sounds amazing.

  2. I love the texture of this cake. And Happy Late Birthday to your daughter!

    1. Thanks actually we celebrated a few days before her big day as she was going Casino Hopping throughout the State for her birthday week,

  3. Do you add the eggs after you’ve mixed the oil and sugar or with the the purée, vanilla and milk?

    1. Thank you for catching that for me. I have edited the recipe so that it includes the addition of the eggs.

  4. Oooh, homemade pumpkin ice cream sounds like the perfect addition to this cake. I can't wait to try it.


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