Pumpkin Butter Cake is easy to make, luxurious, rich and perfectly moist. It is absolutely divine covered in a boozy and sweet rum glaze.
With pumpkin theme in full swing, I decided to dedicate extra time and produce some of the best pumpkin desserts possible. After making Pumpkin Poke Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting, Pumpkin White Chocolate Fudge and Pumpkin Pound Cake, was only logical to add this delicious Butter Cake to the list.
Pumpkin Butter Cake With Rum Glaze
Is it already that time of the year when I can share a Pumpkin Butter Cake without people telling me that its too early for pumpkin recipes? Because, honestly speaking, its never too early for pumpkin recipes. Like Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars, Pumpkin Pie Creme Brûlée, and Instant Pot Pumpkin Cheesecake, this cake is rich in pumpkin flavor and simply delicious!
This Pumpkin Butter Cake is a luxurious, moist and buttery cake made with very simple ingredients. I added a hefty amount of canned pumpkin and also pumpkin spice to it. As a result the cake came out dense, moist, and it will give you the impression that you are biting into pumpkin butter.
The cake is made in one bowl, with ingredients that you probably have on hand, the preparation time is minimal, after that you have to be patient and to keep an eye on it during the baking process. The cake is covered in the most aromatic Rum Glaze! There is nothing better than an incredibly rich and moist Pumpkin Butter Cake covered in a boozy Rum Glaze!
What do you need to make Pumpkin Butter Cake?
- Sugar and Salt
- Baking Powder
- Canned Pumpkin
- Unsalted Butter
- Vanilla Extract
- Pumpkin Spice
How do you make Pumpkin Spice?
You can make pumpkin spice blend at home pretty easily, here is what you will need:
- 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves
Directions: In a small bowl, mix all the spices together. Transfer to a small jar or spice container.
What is pumpkin puree vs canned pumpkin?
Canned pumpkin is just cooked, pureed pumpkin. Canned pumpkin or pumpkin pie filling is flavored with spices like cinnamon, clove, allspice and ginger, and is also sweetened.
Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 1 hour 10 minutes Total time: 1 hr 20 mins
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups white granulated sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 sea salt teaspoon
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 1/2 cups canned pumpkin
- 2 sticks grams butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin spice*
- 2 cups powdered sugar (sifted)
- 3 - 4 tablespoons rum (use milk for alcohol free)
- Preheat oven to 325F.
- Grease and flour a 10 inch Bundt pan or spray it with baking spray.
- In the large bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the wire whisk attachment mix: flour, 2 cups sugar, salt, pumpkin spice and baking powder. Blend in eggs one at a time, butter followed by vanilla extract and canned pumpkin. Beat for 3 minutes at medium speed, stop and scrape the sides of the bowl ensuring the batter gets uniformly mixed. Pour batter into prepared pan.
- Bake in preheated oven for 60 - 70 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted into center of the cake comes out clean. If the top starts to look golden brown and the cake is still not done, cover it with aluminum foil to avoid burnt edges and continue baking, checking on the cake every 5-7 minutes. Once baked, place cake on a wire rack and let it cool before removing from pan.
To Make Rum Glaze:
In a medium bowl combine powdered sugar and rum, mix with a whisk or spoon until fully blended and without lumps. Mixture should be a stiff glaze, but still pourable. If the glaze is too thick, thin with a bit of rum or milk. Using a spoon, drizzle the glaze all over the cooled cake. Let the cake sit until the glaze has hardened.
- Serve and enjoy!