Morning Glory Bundt Cake Recipe

This Morning Glory Bundt Cake will make a delicious coffee cake for breakfast or brunch. Made with carrots, apples, pineapple and coconut, this morning glory cake will become a family favorite!

Morning Glory Bundt Cake Recipe from addapinch.com

There are some mornings that call for this bundt cake. Similar to morning glory muffins, this morning glory bundt cake is a definite treat. I love to make it throughout the year, but there is just something special about it as the weather begins to turn warm. I think it is because I associate the flavors with Easter and Mother’s Day. 

This bundt cake comes together easily with the most time-consuming part being grating the carrots and apple, which only takes a minute or two on a box grater. But the hardest part of making it has to be smelling it baking in the oven and knowing you still have a bit longer to wait until you can have a slice. It is like aromatherapy for your soul (and a great way to make your house smell amazing!).

MY LATEST VIDEOS

Here’s my Morning Glory Bundt Cake Recipe. I think you’ll love it, too.

Morning Glory Bundt Cake Recipe from addapinch.com
Yield: 1 bundt cake

Morning Glory Bundt Cake Recipe

Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
This Morning Glory Bundt Cake will make a welcome addition to any breakfast, brunch or any meal for that matter. Made with carrots, apples, pineapple and coconut, this morning glory cake will become a family favorite!
5 from 5 votes
Did you make this recipe?

Ingredients

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup butter room temperature
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 3/4 cup grated carrots
  • 3/4 cup grated apples
  • 3/4 cup pineapple drained and chopped
  • 1 cup pecans chopped

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375º F. Spray bundt pan with baker's spray or coat well with shortening or butter and flour, making sure to discard any excess flour after coating.
  2. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  3. Cream together butter and sugar until lightened in color, about 3 minutes. Add an egg, one at a time, taking care to fully incorporate before adding the other. Mix in vanilla.
  4. Gently stir in flour mixture, alternating with buttermilk. Stir until just combined. Fold in coconut, carrots, apples, pineapples and pecans and pour mixture into prepared bundt pan. Bake until a toothpick or skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean, about 55-60 minutes.
  5. Once cake has baked, remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly in the pan. Then, invert onto a cake plate to finish cooling.

All images and text © Robyn Stone for Add a Pinch

Enjoy!
Robyn xo

43 comments on “Morning Glory Bundt Cake Recipe”

  1. Oh, how I wish I had a piece of this deliciousness for breakfast Right This Minute! I need you to start a delivery service to New Jersey. 🙂 Pinning this!

  2. Oh I love this. I have a Morning Glory Carrot Muffin recipe but it doesn’t have apples or pecans. Needing a piece of this beautiful cake ASAP!

  3. Sounds so good. Thank you Robyn.

  4. This sounds delicious! This would be great for those mornings when you have overnight guests who can help eat it!! Otherwise….you know what would happen!! LOL Pinning it!!

    • Great idea. Yes, I know exactly what would happen – well, at least around my house! It seems like every time I pass by it one little sliver just happens to land in my hand. 🙂

  5. This cake screams comfort to me. I wish I had a big slice right now!

  6. Love it! I am a huge fan of bundt cakes. Love having a slice with my morning coffee or two with my afternoon tea. This is gorgeous, Robyn!

  7. Question on the coconut used in this cake: with 2 cups of sugar in the cake do you use sweetened or unsweetened coconut?

  8. OK, I love this cake!!! it’s filled with all of my fave things and I want my house smelling amazing! 😛 it’s gorgeous!

  9. Morning Glory Cake sounds wonderful but I don’t like coconut. Could I bake it without coconut?
    Love your recipes. Thanks for sharing.

  10. This recipe sounds GREAT!! Do you think it would change the cake very much to use Splenda instead of sugar or maybe a blend of sugar and Splenda?

    • I’m not very familiar with baking with Splenda so I can’t give you personal experience, but it is worth a shot! If you try it, do come back and let others know if it works well with Splenda. I’m sure your experience would be most helpful to others.

      Thanks.
      Robyn xo

  11. What type of apples did you use?

    • Hi Teresa,
      Great question. I just use whichever apples I have on hand – generally a Granny Smith, Honey Crisp or Sweetango. They all work fine.

  12. Can’t wait to make this! I have never used my bundt pan! haha

  13. YUM!!! This cake looks delicious!

  14. Yum! Such delicious ingredients! I support cake for breakfast!

  15. What a clever recipe. I have never seen this muffin recipe in cake form. Thanks ,I will make it this week end!

  16. Amazing bundt cake! I could have a slice or ten right now!

  17. Hi Robyn,
    I baked the Morning Glory Cake this morning because it looks so amazing in the picture and I love all the ingredients in this cake. I was terribly disappointed with the results. It was very bland, almost no taste at all, which is surprising with all the ingredients that went into it. I would not make it again. It did look pretty, so I gave it a one for that.

  18. Thank you for giving us this delicious recipe! I made it last night for our breakfast this morning. Oh, my goodness! My family loved it. It has the perfect blend of my favorites – pineapple and coconut.

  19. hi dear robyn thanks for this good recipe , i would cook this amazing cake for my family but cant understand how much 1 cup butter ? how much do i need to butter ? 200 grams ? less or more ? thanks for your help

  20. Looks yummy! What size Bundt pan—10 cup or 15 cup? Thank you.

    • i make what icall a morning glory muffin. it doesn’t have coconut. one of my customers tasted the muffin and wants a cake. so you think this will work?

  21. If I don’t have a bundt pan can I use muffin pan or other cake pans?
    thanks Melissa

  22. I made this delicious cake. It really came out great! It’s not supersweet so it really is a great accompaniment to morning coffee. Next time I make it, though, I am going to try and cut some of the sugar and butter and replace with natural applesauce. I’ll let you know how it turns out. Thanks for this great recipe. My guests asked me to share it with them as well as everyone really enjoyed it.

  23. Can you use a whole grain or wheat flour instead of all purpose?

  24. I am a serious bundt cake baker. I’ve never baked a bundt cake at 375…..is there a reason why its baked at such a high temperature. I usually bake at 325 for 1hr-1.20 min. I am really eager to try this recipe it sounds amazing. Just wanted to know why such a high baking temp. Thanks.

  25. Hi
    This recipe looks fantastic but in it baking powder only without baking soda and you use buttermilk in the recipe .
    Thanks

  26. Happy Mother’s Day Robyn!
    Instead of using a stand grater can I use my food processor, as I have arthritis in my hands and very difficult to grate. I believe mine has a grater attachment. Having a Family gathering for our oldest Grandsons College Graduation and one less step for grating woukd be a great help.
    Thank yiu and God Bless
    Betty

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *