These bundt cakes are pretty much amazing
What’s for dessert? Let them eat cake—baked in a shapely Bundt cake pan. We have a collection of some of the best Bundt cake recipes and there’s no need to fret over complicated frosting techniques. Don’t you love it?!
Of course, if it’s just a pretty face, no one would rave—but these recipes delight in every way. Even the idea of Praline Apple Bundt Cake with cinnamon and pecans is enough to make your mouth water, but wait until you taste it!
These Bundt cake recipes include beautiful Red Velvet, rich Coconut with sour cream, Autumn Spice topped with caramel sauce, decadent mini Chocolate Bundt Cakes, fun Rainbow Cake, and there’s even a Maraschino Cherry Bundt Cake to top it off.
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Ready for a piece…or several servings? Pin these to your Pinterest board and get going. Here’s some additional info you’ll want to know.
What is a bundt cake?
What makes a cake a Bundt cake is not the recipe—it’s the pan the cake is baked in! We’re accustomed to calling every round cake with a hole in the middle a Bundt cake but it just isn’t so!
Although there’s a long-term tradition of baking cakes in the distinctive ring shape, Bundt is the registered name belonging to Nordic Ware, the 1950s originator of the cast aluminum Bundt pan.
The Bundt shape is inspired by the traditional European Gugelhupf (or Kugelhopf) yeasted marbled cakes that were baked in circular pans that had a central tube. They were made of enameled pottery.
The true Bundt pans are available in multiple sizes and styles. In addition to the fluted original and anniversary styles, there are almost 30 impressive designs to choose from, including Star of David, Fleur De Lis, Jubilee, Heart and Tiered Heart, Squared, and Pine Forest.
There are also Bundt-style pans in metal and silicone.
Difference Between a Regular and a Bundt Cake
Regular cakes are usually a solid square, rectangle, or circle shape. Bundt cakes always have a central hole. That hole in the middle of the Bundt pan allows thick cake batter to cook evenly.
Also, because the nature of a Bundt cake is decorative with a great deal of surface area that can dry out, homestyle, from-scratch Bundt cakes are typically moist cakes made with butter and plenty of eggs. Frosting is not generally used, although a light dusting of confectioner’s sugar or a drizzle of glaze might top a Bundt cake.
Ready to bake a Bundt cake? These tips will help.
Tips for Making the Best Bundt Cakes
- Room temperature ingredients work best so pull things out one or two hours before you begin baking.
- Because the distinctive Bundt shape is so impressive, you don’t want to lose any of the flutes, grooves, or swirls of the pattern by having your cake stick in the pan. Avoid that frustration by giving your Bundt pan a thorough coating of about two tablespoons of softened butter or vegetable shortening and a light dusting of cake flour, or baking spray with flour (not regular cooking spray).
- Be sure to coat all grooves by either working in the butter (or shortening or spray) with a paper towel or pastry brush.
- If you’re making a dark or chocolate Bundt cake, substitute cocoa for the white flour so you don’t leave an unwanted white crust visible on your masterpiece.
- Never fill a Bundt pan more than ¾ full because the cake needs room to rise.
- Once the Bundt pan is filled, give the pan bottom a good hit on a protected surface to get rid of air pockets. This helps the batter settle into the pan’s crevices so the signature Bundt design shows.
- Although the greasing process is the same for mini Bundt pans, using a pastry bag for the batter makes filling the pans easier.
- Allow the cake to cool for 10 minutes (no more or less!) before inverting it on a serving plate or cake stand. The sugars in cake solidify as the cake cools, and that’s what can cause the cake to harden to the pan and make a mess of your creation.
- Use a small sieve to dust confectioner’s sugar over the cooled Bundt cake, if desired.
Now that you’re fully prepared to bake, check out these amazing bundt cake recipes:
Praline Apple Bundt Cake is everything you love about fall — baked into one delicious dessert! The recipe is loaded with apples, pecans and covered in a brown sugar-praline glaze. This cake will become a new favorite because it’s sweet, moist and makes a sublime holiday dessert. Serve it up with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, a cup of coffee, or a big tall glass of milk — YUM!
We predict this cake will become an instant favorite. We adore maraschino cherries and probably just about anything you can make with them. This simple recipe has a great presentation and flavor that will have guests asking for seconds.
These mini Bundt cakes are classic little desserts made with a simple kitchen hack. They are the best for parties, holidays or anytime you just need a little chocolate fix!
Isn’t this red velvet cake pretty? Seriously, it makes the perfect cake for holidays, Valentine’s Day, birthdays, Halloween and just about any other time you want a delicious from-scratch, homemade, red velvet cake. It is sweet, moist, not too dense, and has the most supreme from-scratch frosting.
5. Rocky Road Bundt Cake from Liv for Cake
Beyond amazing, this rocky road bundt cake has alternating swirls of peanut butter and chocolate cake with a sticky marshmallow glaze and candied peanuts. It is full of flavor and looks impressive on the dessert table.
6. Rainbow Bundt Cake from Eazy Peazy Mealz
Somewhere under this rainbow Bundt cake is a classic vanilla Bundt cake that turned into rainbow-colored fun. It has a delicious raspberry glaze on top and sprinkles, too! Great anytime, but remember this one for St. Patrick’s Day or a birthday party.
7. Coconut Bundt Cake from 5 Boys Baker
Coconut Bundt cake is out-of-this world good! It is incredibly moist and dense with the most amazing coconut flavor that would be perfect for Easter, Mother’s Day, or even as a summer potluck dessert recipe. Not only is it an awesome dessert, it makes for a really satisfying mid-day treat and (shh!) a yummy breakfast.
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Pineapple upside-down cake tastes amazing — especially when its rich cinnamon and brown sugar aroma wafts through the kitchen.
9. Autumn Spice Bundt Cake from Let’s Dish
The perfect cool weather cake to make! The texture and flavor of this cake are amazing enough, but adding a ribbon of pecan streusel and drizzling a homemade pumpkin spice caramel sauce over the top just makes this cake a confectionery from heaven.
10. Chocolate Milk Bundt Cake from The Novice Chef
There’s something swoon worthy about this homemade chocolate cake. It’s sweet, moist and loaded with chocolate milk and chocolate chips. Made for the chocolate-lovers out there.
12. Champagne Bundt Cake from Homemade Hooplah
This cake makes the perfect addition to any festive party for any occasion. Ultra moist pound cake is topped the a sweet champagne glaze and delicious sprinkles.
13. Easy Lemon Bundt Cake from Mom on Timeout
A breeze to make and loaded with bright lemon flavor, this lemon bundt cake is going to WOW your friends and family. The double lemon glaze is thick and flavorful, taking this cake over the top.
14. Banana Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting from Spaceships and Laser Beams
This recipe is quick and delicious. You plus up a boxed cake mix with bananas and banana milk and serve it warm. It’s extra-easy and extra-good.
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