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Maple-Glazed Pumpkin Spice Cake

Photo: Miki Duisterhof; Styling: Stephana Bottom
Prep time 15 mins
Bake time 50 mins
Yield Serves 12


  • CAKE:
  • 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups canned pumpkin puree
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature
  • GLAZE:
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon maple extract
  • 2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar

Nutrition Information

  • calories 439
  • fat 14 g
  • satfat 8 g
  • protein 6 g
  • carbohydrate 76 g
  • fiber 2 g
  • cholesterol 85 mg
  • sodium 282 mg

How to Make It

  1. Make cake: Preheat oven to 350ºF. Butter and flour a 10-cup Bundt pan.

  2. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, spices and salt together in a bowl. In another bowl, whisk together pumpkin, buttermilk and vanilla. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Scrape down sides and bottom of bowl. Beat in one third of flour mixture, then half of pumpkin mixture, beating until just combined. Repeat, ending with last third of flour mixture. Scrape batter into Bundt pan, smoothing top. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean, 45 to 50 minutes.

  3. Let cake cool in pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes, then turn out onto rack to cool completely.

  4. Make glaze: Whisk together milk and maple syrup and extract. Whisk in confectioners' sugar until glaze is smooth and of drizzling consistency. Up to 6 hours before serving, set cake on a wire rack over a plate and drizzle with glaze, allowing it to run down sides. Let cake rest at room temperature to allow glaze to set.