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Pumpkin Cheesecake Topped Bundt Cake with Dulce de Leche

Pumpkin Cheesecake Topped Chocolate Bundt Cake with Dulce de Leche
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 12
Author Cookie Madness

Ingredients

Pumpkin Cheesecake Topping:

  • 2 8 oz packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups canned pumpkin
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice or ½ tsp cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon ginger, 1/8 teaspoon cloves, ½ teaspoon nutmeg

Chocolate Cake:

  • 6 tablespoons natural unsweetened cocoa powder not Dutch processed
  • 3 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chopped or 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 6 tablespoons very hot brewed coffee
  • 6 tablespoons sour cream
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 7 tablespoons unsalted butter room temp
  • 1 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips I haven't tested with these, but I think they'd be good here

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 12 cup bundt pan with flour-added cooking spray.
  • In a mixing bowl, beat softened cream cheese and both sugars until smooth. Stir in eggs, pumpkin, cornstarch, vanilla and pumpkin pie spice or spice combo. Pour into bundt pan and bake for 15 minutes.
  • While pumpkin mixture bakes, combine cocoa and chocolate in a small saucepan; pour hot coffee over chocolate and whisk until smooth - if coffee is not hot enough to melt chocolate, turn heat to medium and heat just enough so that chocolate melts; Remove from heat (if using) and whisk in sour cream.
  • In a second bowl, whisk together flour, salt, and baking soda. Using electric mixer, beat butter, brown sugar, and vanilla on medium-high speed until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add eggs and continue beating for another minute.
  • By hand, stir 1/3 of the flour mixture into batter. Add half of the chocolate/sour cream mixture and stir until incorporated. Scrape bowl and add remaining flour mixture and all of remaining chocolate mixture.
  • Remove bundt cake pan from oven and quickly pour chocolate mixture over pumpkin. Return to oven and bake for 42 minutes or until wooden skewer inserted into center comes out with few crumbs attached.
  • Cool in pan 30 minutes, then invert cake onto parchment paper or cake plate. Let cool at room temperature for 1 hour, then transfer to refrigerator to chill.
  • Before serving, drizzle with dulce de leche or caramel sauce.
  • Store cake in refrigerator.