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Sweet Potato Bundt Cake with Orange Glaze

This Sweet Potato Bundt Cake is ultra-moist, rich, sweet, and spicy, with a simple, but fresh citrus glaze. Looking for an uncomplicated and easy bundt cake recipe that delivers big on fall vibes, try this Sweet Potato Bundt Cake recipe!
Course Cake
Keyword easy bundt cake recipe, bundt cake, sweet potato bundt cake, orange glaze
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 8
Author Sarah


For sweet potato bundt cake:

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups mashed cooked sweet potato
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 tsp. ground clove
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk

For orange glaze & topping:

  • juice and zest of 1 large orange
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts optional


  • In a large mixing bowl, beat sugar and eggs until thick and pale.
  • Add oil, butter, and vanilla, beating until combined.
  • Add sweet potato, beating until just combined.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and ground clove.
  • Gradually add the flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk to the sweet potato mixture in the mixing bowl, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. 
  • Beat until just combined after each addition.
  • Spread batter into a greased bundt pan.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes, or until edges are golden, and a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  • Cool in pan for 20 minutes.
  • Loosen edges of cake carefully with a knife, and invert cake onto a serving plate.
  • Cool completely.

For orange glaze:

  • In a small bowl, whisk together orange juice, orange zest, and powdered sugar.
  • Drizzle over cooled cake. 
  • Sprinkle with walnuts, if desired.
  • Cut and serve.