We Made the Best Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread Into a Bundt Cake!

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread Bundt Cake

yield: 8 SERVINGS

prep time: 20 MINUTES

cook time: 55 MINUTES

total time: 1 HOUR 15 MINUTES

Directions

1

Preheat the oven to 325°F and lightly grease a bundt pan.

2

For the cake:

Whisk together the eggs, molasses, pumpkin puree, butter, and applesauce using a hand mixer until smooth and set it aside.

3

In a separate bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients: cake mix, cornstarch, baking soda, and pumpkin pie spice.

4

Stir the wet and dry mixtures together slowly, then use the mixer to combine until smooth.

5

Pour the batter into the prepared bundt pan, spread it evenly, and bake for around 55 to 60 minutes. Let cool for at least 15 minutes, then turn it out of the pan.

 

**See the Hip Tips for how to make pumpkin bread in a loaf pan rather than a cake.

6

For the optional cinnamon glaze:

Mix together powdered sugar, ground cinnamon, and 2-3 tablespoons of milk. Drizzle it over the cake, serve, and enjoy!

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This gluten free pumpkin bread bundt cake will become a new family favorite!

gluten free pumpkin bundt cake on a plate

I love this time of year when it finally starts to cool down and feel like fall so we can make all the cozy recipes! If you enjoy baking homemade cakes, then pour a cup of coffee and come drool over this amazing yet easy-to-bake gluten-free pumpkin treat using a box of gluten-free cake mix. It features molasses, pumpkin puree, and applesauce which brings in all the fall flavors and feels.

slice with pumpkin bundt cake

Side note, this pumpkin bread bundt cake is actually a family favorite recipe that Collin shared way back in 2013 – before she switched to a keto lifestyle. I am so excited that I got to try it and give the recipe a refresh as it’s SO good and you can’t even tell it’s gluten-free. 

pumpkin bundt cake ingredients

Tips for baking gluten-free pumpkin bread bundt cake:

    • Is 1/2 cup of cornstarch correct? Yes! You can dial it back, but I used the full 1/2 cup and it was so delicate and soft. It is pretty common to add cornstarch to flour as it makes the cake’s texture extra soft and silky.
    • Not wanting a gluten-free cake? I am sure this same idea will work with a box of traditional cake mix instead. I usually do the Weight Watchers hack of using just pumpkin puree and a spiced cake mix. This bundt cake is a similar idea, but the added ingredients will make it extra special and are so worth it!
    • Want to make this into pumpkin bread instead? Pour your batter into a greased loaf pan instead. Be sure the batter only comes to about 3/4 of the way up the pan to leave room for expansion. You can make the rest into cupcakes. Bake in the oven for around 50 minutes. A toothpick inserted will come out clean when the bread is done.
    • You can serve this cake as is, or make a simple cinnamon glaze to pour over the top. It’s optional, yet tastes so GOOD.

adding pumpkin to eggs

mixing pumpkin cake wet ingredients

mixing dry ingredients for pumpkin bundt cake

mixing gluten-free cake mix with pumpkin

pouring batter into a bundt cake pan

pumpkin bundt cake in the oven

pouring cinnamon glaze over cake

cake plate with gluten free pumpkin cake

close up of pumpkin bread bundt cake


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Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread Bundt Cake

yield: 8 SERVINGS

prep time: 20 MINUTES

cook time: 55 MINUTES

total time: 1 HOUR 15 MINUTES

Soft and delicate gluten-free pumpkin bundt cake with a cinnamon glaze is the ultimate cake for fall!

Directions

1

Preheat the oven to 325°F and lightly grease a bundt pan.

2

For the cake:

Whisk together the eggs, molasses, pumpkin puree, butter, and applesauce using a hand mixer until smooth and set it aside.

3

In a separate bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients: cake mix, cornstarch, baking soda, and pumpkin pie spice.

4

Stir the wet and dry mixtures together slowly, then use the mixer to combine until smooth.

5

Pour the batter into the prepared bundt pan, spread it evenly, and bake for around 55 to 60 minutes. Let cool for at least 15 minutes, then turn it out of the pan.

 

**See the Hip Tips for how to make pumpkin bread in a loaf pan rather than a cake.

6

For the optional cinnamon glaze:

Mix together powdered sugar, ground cinnamon, and 2-3 tablespoons of milk. Drizzle it over the cake, serve, and enjoy!

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holding a plate with pumpkin bundt cake

Wow, this pumpkin bundt cake is stunning to look at and to eat!

What a treat. Bring on all the pumpkin goodies! I am honestly so impressed with how soft and moist it turned out being only a handful of ingredients… and it doesn’t even seem gluten-free. 😄 The glaze is delicious and I am such a fan of utilizing boxed cake mixes to simplify baking.

If you are looking for an outstanding cake to bake and share with friends or family this fall, THIS IS IT! Enjoy!

gluten-free pumpkin bread slice on plate with whipped cream

Here’s what Collin has to say about her gluten-free pumpkin cake:

“Yay!! I love this cake because it turns out amazing each time and it looks so pretty!! 😍If you love pumpkin, eat gluten-free, and enjoy EASY recipes, make THIS cake soon. It’s moist, delicious, and is getting me so excited for the fall.” 🍂


Be sure to check out all of our easy pumpkin recipes this fall!


Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 10 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in Today.com, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.


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Comments 15

  1. Marie Banti

    What can I use in place of molasses?

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Maybe dark corn syrup or maple syrup is what comes up on google. I have not tried though.

  2. mrsfick

    Thank you for showing a gluten free recipe! I don’t like being celiac, but it is so nice to see a recipe in a public forum. Gonna make this cake this weekend while the brother in law visits!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      I think you will really enjoy this! Thanks!

  3. Kim

    It would be nice to have a pic of the item in with the recipe when you go to print it. I still print recipes!!! Can’t wait to try it.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Ok thanks for the feedback Kim, I will share! Hope you enjoy! (Readers were saying they didn’t like the pics originally when we designed that.)

  4. Jess

    Thank you!! I’m always looking for easy ways to bake gluten free.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Sure! Enjoy 💕🙌

  5. browniesmomma

    Thankyou sooo much! Luv GF recipes! Thinking of trying them in doughnut pan.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh good idea!

  6. JO

    Another great gluten free pumpkin recipe I make every fall is a pumpkin dump cake – just use a gluten free cake mix on top( the Aldi one works great)!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yum we love that also! Great idea to make it GF!

  7. Kristine

    I am gluten-free and so is my daughter. I can’t wait to make this! Sounds delicious! Thank you!!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh sure! Enjoy 💕🙌

  8. Phyllis

    Can you replace the applesauce with vegetable oil?

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