Chocolate Truffle Pumpkin Pound Cake

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Take dessert to the next level with this chocolate truffle pumpkin pound cake. Chocolate and pumpkin are a perfect flavor combination. A great fall dessert, especially when served with a gourmet coffee drink.
A decadent cake for your Thanksgiving celebration.
Have you ever had a tunnel of fudge cake? It’s the cake that won second place at the 1966 Pillsbury Bake-Off. The tunnel of fudge cake is a chocolate cake with exactly that, a tunnel of fudge and nuts through the center. While this Chocolate Truffle Pumpkin Pound Cake is not that cake, it reminds me of it.
A ribbon of chocolate in this pumpkin pound cake makes it oh so decadent.
I would say this cake has a ribbon of chocolate rather than a tunnel of fudge. Each piece of cake you slice had a fudgy, rich chocolaty center. The moist pumpkin pound cake combines with the chocolate ribbon to make your taste buds happy.
A decadent cake for your Thanksgiving celebration.
I wanted to round out the week with a decadent dessert. This chocolate truffle pumpkin pound cake fits the bill.  It would be a lovely dessert to serve on Thanksgiving or any holiday party.
I used milk chocolate chips though you could use semi-sweet as well. While I usually have both types, I only had milk so it’s what I used. Be sure you’re using sweetened condensed milk and not evaporated milk. The consistency will be all wrong for the chocolate.

Chocolate and pumpkin combine in this pound cake for decadence in every bite.


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Chocolate Truffle Pumpkin Pound Cake

Take pumpkin cake to the next level with a sweet ribbon of chocolate.
5 from 18 votes
Prep Time25 minutes
Cook Time55 minutes
Cooling Time15 minutes
Total Time1 hour 35 minutes
Course: Cakes and Cupcakes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 servings


  • 2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk not evaporated
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups butter softened I used Cabot Creamery Co-operative Butter
  • 1 cup sugar I used Dixie Crystals
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar I used Dixie Crystals
  • 6 large eggs I used Eggland’s Best Eggs
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • Confectioners’ Sugar for dusting I used Dixie Crystals


  • Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 12-cup fluted tube (Bundt) cake pan with baking spray with flour.
  • In a small saucepan, heat condensed milk and chocolate chips over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until chocolate is melted. Remove from heat. Set aside to cool slightly.
  • In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice and salt until blended and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat butter, sugar and brown sugar with electric mixer on medium speed about 2 minutes or until well blended. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. On low speed, beat in flour mixture in 3 additions alternating with pumpkin until well blended (batter will be thick).
  • Spoon 2/3 of batter into pan, bringing batter up about 1 inch on pan. Stir chocolate mixture; spoon into center of batter, being careful not to touch sides of pan. Spoon remaining cake batter over filling and smooth the top.
  • Bake 55 to 65 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean and center of crack is dry to touch. Cool cake in pan 15 minutes. Remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • Dust with confectioners’ sugar to serve.

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