Vegan Chocolate Pumpkin Bundt Cake

Vegan chocolate pumpkin cake recipe

The Spruce Eats / Diana Chistruga

  • Total: 75 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 60 mins
  • Yield: 1 bundt cake (12-16 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
267 Calories
9g Fat
46g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 bundt cake (12-16 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 267
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 639mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Protein 2g
Calcium 81mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Bundt cakes are impressive, rich desserts that are very simple to prepare. Although most bundt cake recipes call for butter, milk, and eggs, this version of the fall favorite is not only dairy-free but vegan, too!

If you're preparing this cake for a Halloween party or Thanksgiving meal, feel free to add other fun, festive ingredients to the batter. Dried cranberries, dates, chopped walnuts, or pecans all make lovely, tasty additions to this cake. And if you'd prefer to make a spooky spider web icing on your cake, use the simple icing below!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice or cider vinegar
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (preferably high-quality cocoa powder, like Valrhona)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 tablespoon salt
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin puree

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients. Preheat the oven to 350 F.

    Ingredients for vegan chocolate pumpkin cake
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  2. Lightly grease and flour a 12-cup bundt pan with dairy-free soy margarine or oil and all-purpose flour. Set aside.

    Lightly flour pan
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  3. In a small bowl or cup, whisk together the soy milk and lemon juice (or cider vinegar, if using). Allow mixture to rest for at least 5 minutes or until thick. Set aside.

    Whisk soymilk
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  4. In a separate small mixing bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and salt until well mixed. Set aside.

    Combine flour and cocoa powder
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  5. In a large mixing bowl, use an electric mixer to beat together the sugar, maple syrup, canola oil, and vanilla extract until smooth.

    Use electric mixer
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  6. Add the pumpkin puree and beat again until smooth.

    Add pumpkin puree
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  7. Add the flour mixture and the soy milk mixture in several additions until all ingredients have been added, alternating between the flour mixture and the soy milk mixture and ending with the flour mixture. Mix until just combined.

    Add flour mixture
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  8. Carefully pour the batter into the prepared bundt pan.

    Add chocolate batter
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  9. Place the pan in the preheated oven on the middle rack and bake for 60 to 70 minutes, or until the surface of the cake springs back slightly when touched or a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake emerges clean.

    Place pan in preheated oven
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  10. Allow the cake to cool for 30 minutes in the pan on a wire cooling rack, then gently remove the cake from the pan, invert on a wire cooling rack, and allow the cake to cool completely.

    Allow to cool
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  11. Once cake the is cooled, ice with vegan ganache.

    Drizzle icing
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  12. Serve and enjoy!

    Slice of cake
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