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Make A Fun Pumpkin Spice Explosion Cake The Easy Way

Your kids will love this easy to make pumpkin spice explosion cake filled with colorful fall sprinkles and candy corn.make a fun pumpkin spice explosion bundt cake

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Hello and welcome to this month’s Pinterest Challenge, where we hope to inspire you to actually try out your favorite pins, rather than just pin them.

There are so many great recipes, crafts and decorating ideas that I pin, and for one reason or another I never get around to trying them.

I first tried a layered explosion cake for Easter and shared it for April’s Pinterest Challenge.

It was such a hit with the kids, that I wanted to make our favorite pumpkin spice cake as an explosion cake too!


I’m all about quick and easy recipes and for this explosion cake, I found an even easier way to make it using a bundt pan.

Here is the original pin image that inspired this from the super creative Amirah Kassem, the Founder of Flour Shop.

I first saw her make an explosion cake on The Rachael Ray Show and knew I had to try this recipe.

I’m hoping to visit her shop in NYC at some point. Seeing all the different cakes in person will be pretty cool.

I ended up buying her book  The Power of Sprinkles: A Cake Book By The Founder of Flour Shop and my daughter and her boyfriend want me to make the oreo cookie one next!

Can you imagine cutting into a chocolate cake with oreos falling out? Chocolate overload for sure!

Pumpkin Spice Explosion Cake

I’ve been making this pumpkin spice bundt cake for several years and my family loves it. You can use a box cake mix if you want, or you can use your favorite family cake recipe.

Whatever you decide, they both work for this cake.

ingredients for pumpkin spice cake

Here is the easy, but delicious recipe. 

  • 1 Box Spice Cake – I used Duncan Hines
  • 1 cup of Pumpkin, canned
  • 1/3 c Vegetable Oil
  • 1/2 c Water
  • 4 Eggs


Step 1 – Pre-heat oven to 325°F and grease the bundt pan.  I used my favorite red bundt pan

red bundt pan

Step 2 – Beat cake mix, pumpkin, water, oil, and eggs in mixer on low speed until moistened, then increase to medium speed for 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour batter into pan.

ingredients in bowl

Step 3 – Bake for 40-45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes, then remove the cake from the bundt pan and let it cool completely. 

pumpkin spice bundt cake taken out of oven

Step 4 – Add your favorite cream cheese frosting. I cheated and used a can, but you can definitely make your own if you want. 

bundt cake frosting using spoon

Step 5 – Fill the center of the bundt cake with fall colored sprinkles. 

sprinkles in bundt cake

You can also add candy corn around the cake to make it look extra festive!

pumpkin spice bundt cake with sprinkles

Check out how cool it is when you cut into it:

Imagine how fun this would be for a kids birthday party with rainbow sprinkles and different color layers of cake? Or how about a chocolate peanut butter explosion cake?

There are so many different combinations to try. You may also want to check out my chocolate peanut butter cup trifle recipe.

The Flour Shop explosion cakes have become so popular that you can now buy a kit at Williams Sonoma. Check out the explosion cake that was shared on the Rachael Ray Show.

So what do you think? Is this something you could see yourself making? If so, let me know what recipe combination you would try. 

Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake

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You May also enjoy this Pumpkin flan recipe From Conservamom.

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Arzoo Chaudhary

Wednesday 23rd of October 2019

Awesome, this is so yummy and at the same time healthy too. I love pumpkin and when it comes in the form of cakes, makes it great


Monday 30th of September 2019

This cake looks like such fun!


Monday 30th of September 2019

It looks as it was lava going down a volcano, it’s so cool for a party!

Michelle Kafka

Sunday 29th of September 2019

My grandkids would love this cake. Perfect Fall addition.

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Thursday 26th of September 2019

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