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Pumpkin Pear Bundt Cake

Incredibly moist pumpkin and pear bundt cake, an easy recipe that everyone will love!

Pumpkin Pear Bundt Cake Thanksgiving dessert

This week we are talking desserts for Thanksgiving dinner.

Showstopper desserts you can prepare couple of days in advance and just decorate them on the day and serve. Quick and really easy recipes, without having to compromise on the quality…sorry, no pre packed  cake mixture boxes…everything from scratch. Well, pretty much everything as I used caned pumpkin puree. But hey! this pumpkin puree is my favorite and it’s the best thing after homemade pumpkin puree!

Did I also mention stunning? Just take a look at this incredibly moist pumpkin and pear bundt cake with cream cheese frosting and melted chocolate. No way you can resist it!

Pumpkin Pear Bundt Cake Thanksgiving dessert

I have decided to serve desserts highlighting pear this year. So many beautiful varieties of pears this time of the year and so often an overlooked fruit. Prepare yourself for another special pear treat recipe coming this week!

You can make this pumpkin and pear bundt cake a couple of days before Thanksgiving Day. Just turn it upside down, wrap it in plastic foil bottom and sides, and close the wrap so the plastic is not touching the top of the cake. You can just leave it on the counter at room temperature. It should keep it really fresh for at least 2 days. On Thanksgiving Day, just make the cheese creme frosting, decorate and devour 🙂

Pumpkin Pear Bundt Cake Thanksgiving dessert

If you have some time on your hands you can easily make this pumpkin and pear bundt cake on the day. It takes just 45 minutes, prep included!

Pumpkin Pear Bundt Cake Thanksgiving dessert

Pumpkin Pear Bundt Cake

Pumpkin Pear Bundt Cake

Yield: 6 -8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 &3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups Anjou pears, diced
  • FROSTING
  • 8 tablespoons 1 bar 4oz/113g unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese, softened
  • 1 oz milk chocolate, melted

Instructions

  1. Lightly grease a large bundt cake pan.
  2. Preheat oven to 350F/180C.
  3. In a large bowl combine all dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, baking powder nutmeg, allspice. In a separate medium bowl whisk together eggs, pumpkin puree, sugar, buttermilk and oil.
  4. Pour wet mixture over flour mixture stirring until well combined. Fold in gently diced pears.
  5. Pour cake mixture into bundt pan and bake for about 35 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clear. Allow to cool in pan. Remove from pan when cooler and turn it upside down.
  6. To make the frosting beat together butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy a heat resistant bowl. Add cream cheese and continue beating until fully incorporated.
  7. Place a large saucepan filled with some water on stovetop and bring to boil. Place the cream cheese frosting bowl over the saucepan and whisk for a couple of minutes until the creme cheese frosting is not so thick and can be poured.
  8. Pour creme cheese warm frosting over the bundt cake, drizzle some melted chocolate and serve!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

 Pumpkin Pear Bundt Cake Thanksgiving dessert

Eden Passante

Monday 30th of November 2015

Wow! Pumpkin and pear aren't a combo I would put together, but I"m sure it tastes amazing! Yum!

Rakhee@boxofspice

Monday 30th of November 2015

What a stunning cake! I would've never thought to pair pumpkin with pears! I just love the idea of the two together! Beautiful

Lynn |The Road to Honey

Sunday 22nd of November 2015

Such a stunning, little bundt cake. I love that you combined pumpkin and pear. . .such an unexpected flavor combination. And that cream cheese frosting and chocolate drizzle really makes this cake a showstopper.

Brie@toasterovenlove

Thursday 19th of November 2015

I've never had pear and pumpkin together, after seeing your gorgeous cake I'm certain I have been missing out! The pear chunks look so tasty nestled in the moist pumpkin cake. Pinning for my holiday baking :)

Adore Foods

Thursday 19th of November 2015

Thanks Brie! The pumpkin puree and buttermilk make this bundt cake so moist! You have to try it!

Kylee @ Kylee Cooks

Thursday 19th of November 2015

That looks good enough to eat! Which, yes - I know is the exact purpose, but still!

Beautiful AND make ahead. Perfect for the holidays :)

Adore Foods

Thursday 19th of November 2015

Thanks Kylee!

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