Pumpkin-Cranberry Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Filling


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

Pumpkin-Cranberry Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Filling
Photo: Greg DuPree
Active Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 15 mins
Nutrition Profile:


  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened

  • 1 ¼ cups granulated sugar, divided

  • 4 large eggs, divided

  • 2 teaspoons ground cardamom, divided

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ cups whole-wheat pastry flour

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 (15 ounce) can unseasoned pumpkin puree

  • ¾ cup unsweetened applesauce

  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 cup cranberries, thawed if frozen, halved, plus more for garnish


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

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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 (per serving)

254 Calories
5g Fat
47g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Serving Size 1 slice
Calories 254
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 22g
Protein 5g 10%
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 57mg 19%
Vitamin A 3006IU 60%
Sodium 228mg 10%
Potassium 128mg 3%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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