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Pumpkin puree and applesauce provide tenderness and moisture to this pumpkin Bundt cake, eliminating the need for butter or oil.

EatingWell Magazine, November 2021


Credit: Greg DuPree

Recipe Summary

25 mins
1 hr 15 mins

Nutrition Profile:



Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 12-cup nonstick Bundt pan with cooking spray.

  • Beat cream cheese, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, 1 egg, 1/2 teaspoon cardamom, lemon juice and vanilla in a small bowl until smooth.

  • Whisk flours, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, salt and the remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons cardamom in a large bowl. Whisk pumpkin, applesauce, brown sugar and the remaining 1 cup granulated sugar and 3 eggs in a medium bowl. Add to the flour mixture and mix until just combined. Fold in cranberries.

  • Pour half the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top. Spread the cream cheese mixture evenly over the batter. Spoon the remaining batter on top and spread into an even layer.

  • Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 40 to 50 minutes. Let cool in the pan for 20 minutes. Unmold onto a wire rack and let cool for 20 minutes more before slicing. Garnish with cranberries, if desired.


12-cup nonstick Bundt pan

Nutrition Facts

1 slice
254 calories; fat 5g; cholesterol 57mg; sodium 228mg; carbohydrates 47g; dietary fiber 4g; protein 5g; sugars 22g; niacin equivalents 1mg; saturated fat 3g; vitamin a iu 3006IU; potassium 128mg.