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Pumpkin Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Hi, Southern Fairytale readers! This is Emily (again) from is this REALLY my life? and I’m so excited to participate (again) in this year’s Handmade Holidays: Bake, Craft, Sew Along because it gives me a dang good excuse (again) to whip up something yummy in the kitchen.

Why all the agains? Apparently my fake blonde hair provided me with a real blonde moment—I signed up twice this year without realizing it. Sadly, that doesn’t surprise me.

Hopefully you’ll forgive me (and humor Rachel) when you see this scrumptious pumpkin bundt cake with cream cheese frosting I created just in time for the holiday season.

And this post.

Pumpkin bundt cake with cream cheese frosting

This pumpkin bundt cake is a twist on my favorite decadent chocolate bundt cake. It is super easy to throw together and turns out so yummy both in presentation and taste. Like the holiday pumpkin dip I featured last week (*sigh*), you’ll want to serve it at every holiday party.

Believe me, you’ll totally become the favorite if you aren’t already.

Pumpkin bundt cake with cream cheese frosting



A ginormous thank-you to Rachel for letting me guest post (again). For more yummy recipes (and a bit of humor), you can visit me at isthisREALLYmylife.com. You can also find me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. Happy holidays!



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Pumpkin Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Easy and Delicious Pumpkin Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Print Recipe
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:50 mins
Total Time:1 hr



  • 1 box Pillsbury Perfectly Pumpkin cake mix
  • 1 small box French vanilla or vanilla instant pudding
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup oil


  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 lb confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/8 to 1/4 cup milk or more depending on preferred consistency


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour bundt cake pan.
  • Beat sour cream, eggs, water and oil together in a large bowl until thoroughly combined. Add cake mix and pudding mix and beat on medium speed for 2 to 3 minutes. Pour batter into greased pan and bake 45 to 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into cake comes out clean.
  • Cool 10 minutes in pan and then invert onto serving platter. Cool completely before frosting.
  • For frosting, beat butter and cream cheese in mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add confectioner’s sugar and beat until smooth. Add vanilla and milk and beat until desired consistency. Drizzle over cooled bundt cake.
Author: Emily - Is This Really My Life

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