Bundt cakes are simple cakes that are perfect for any beginner baker. They come out beautiful every time. The bundt cake pan was originally designed for a thick, dense cake batter like a pound cake.
Bundt cakes actually come from the midwest and their purpose was to recreate the rich and dense cakes that were so loved in Europe versus the lighter American style cake. Bundt cake pans were made famous in the 1950s-60s. They typically fit any two-layer cake recipe in one pan; which is why the signature hole in the pan is there to help bake the denser cake batter faster and more evenly.
These special cake pans are more like cake molds, that come in all different sizes and designs. Since thicker cake batters are used in the bundt cake pans, they easily pick up the designs from the bundt pan. Traditionally the bundt cake is served with a dusting of powdered sugar on top to highlight the bundt cake design.
There are an endless amount of cake recipes that you can make in a bundt pan. So today you’ll see some of them here like an old fashioned cream cheese pound cake, red velvet sour cream cake, strawberry shortcake and a banana cake that tastes like banana bread.
These bundt cakes are foolproof recipes that are super impressive and taste delicious! So let’s get started, here are 18 Bundt Cake Recipes That Anyone Can Make!
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1. Chocolate Bundt Cake
Found from Inquiring Chef
This chocolate bundt cake is a rich chocolate cake that has a hint of coffee. This moist chocolate cake has a creamy thick chocolate glaze that slowly runs down the sides of the cake. The coffee brings out a stronger chocolate flavor, so you know it’ll be delicious. This foolproof chocolate bundt cake will make everyone very happy. Get the recipe at Inquiring Chef
2. Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake
Found from XO, Katie Rosario
Sweater weather & this pumpkin spice cake is perfect for Fall! This pumpkin spice cake is made with soft pumpkin spice cake layers & creamy vanilla buttercream that’s decorated to look like a pumpkin you might find at your local pumpkin patch. This pumpkin spice cake is perfect for all fall celebrations and something that will undoubtedly impress your friends & family. Get the recipe here at XO, Katie Rosario
3. Old Fashioned Cream Cheese Pound Bundt Cake
Found from Love Bakes Good Cakes
This old fashioned cream cheese pound bundt cake is surprisingly light in texture. The cake is made with butter and cream cheese that’s blended together until its fluffy. This pound cake is sweet and a little tangy from the cream cheese and tastes fantastic with a dusting of powdered sugar and fresh berries. Get the recipe at Love Bakes Good Cakes
4. Moist Lemon Bundt Cake
Found from Mindee’s Cooking Obsession
This easy lemon bundt cake is incredibly moist and is drizzled with a lemon cream cheese icing that falls onto the sides of the cake. The lemon juice pierces through the fluffy cake and frosting. This cake recipe is especially lovely in the spring and summer because it is a sweet and tart cake. Get the recipe at Mindee’s Cooking Obsession
5. Samoa Bundt Cake
Found from Spicy Southern Kitchen
This cake is made after a Girl Scout Cookie favorite the Samoa cookie. The Samoa cookie is a buttery shortbread cookie layered with coconut, caramel, and chocolate so it totally makes sense why this would be a delicious cake flavor. This cake takes inspiration from this famous cookie and its made with the same familiar flavors. Starting with a moist chocolate cake, sweet caramel frosting, and toasted shredded coconut. This cake will be an instant crowd-pleaser! Get the recipe at Spicy Southern Kitchen
6. Blueberry Muffin Bundt Cake
Found from The Country Cook
Here’s a genius way to make many blueberry muffins at once. This blueberry muffin bundt cake is an easy and smart way to enjoy blueberry muffins. The cake is made with a fluffy fresh blueberry cake topped with a homemade brown sugar streusel and lemon glaze. This cake would be fantastic for a Sunday brunch with your family and friends! Get the recipe at The Country Cook
7. White Chocolate Cranberry Bundt Cake
Found from Baker by Nature
This white chocolate cranberry bundt cake is a fun and festive dessert perfect for the holidays. But when it’s not the holidays this cake is fantastic to enjoy all year round. The tart cranberries and zesty oranges are well balanced with toasted almonds. The white chocolate buttercream is super creamy for this moist bundt cake. Get the recipe at Baker by Nature
8. Banana Bundt Cake
Found from Real Life Dinner
Banana cake is a dense cake that’s perfect for the bundt cake pan. It settles into the grove of the pan perfectly. This banana bundt cake reminds me of banana bread with a similar consistency. After it’s been baked, the banana cake is smothered in a creamy cream cheese frosting. Get the recipe at Real Life Dinner
9. Zebra Bundt Cake
Found from Bakers Royale
Isn’t this cake beautiful? It really does remind you of a zebra print. Using both vanilla and chocolate cake to create the pattern is easy. Just place the two cake batters one on top of the other in thin layers. As the cake bakes the pattern forms and it’s just stunning inside and quite impressive for your guests enjoying this cake. Get the recipe at Bakers Royale
10. Apple Cream Cheese Bundt Cake
Found from Baked by Rachel
If you’re ever looking for a fall recipe to have all year round, this is the apple cake for you. This super moist and dense apple cake is made with a spiced cake batter that has apples folded into it. And the cream cheese filling is a pleasant surprise baked inside the cake. This apple bundt cake is then topped with a praline frosting! Get the recipe at Baked by Rachel
11. Chocolate Peanut Butter Bundt Cake with Sweet Peanut Butter Icing
Found from Picky Palate
Calling all peanut butter fans, here is your cake. This bundt cake is basically an excellent peanut butter cup. The cake base is a devil’s food cake with peanut butter added inside. Then it has a silky smooth peanut butter glaze that gets soaks up into the dense chocolate peanut butter cake. Get the recipe at Picky Palate
12. Pineapple Upside Down Bundt Cake
Found from Kendra’s Treats
This cake is beautiful to look at and impressive as well. The pineapple and cherries line the bottom of the bundt pan, and then the sweet cake batter is poured over top. When the cake is done baking, then you’ll flip the cake over and reveal a beautiful pineapple and cheery design. Get the recipe at Kendra’s Treats
13. Grasshopper Bundt Cake
Found from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen
Grasshopper cake is a play on chocolate and mint. It was always fun growing up and having a grasshopper cake as kids we would giggle, but it was also quickly devoured. This grasshopper bundt cake is made with a chocolate fudge cake and smothered in a creamy mint frosting and smooth chocolate glaze. The best part is the chocolate mint candies placed on top! Get the recipe at Confessions of a Cookbook Queen
14. Strawberry Shortcake Poke Bundt Cake
Found from Betty Crocker
This fresh strawberry shortcake poke cake is made with a yellow cake as the base then its poked and filled with a sweet strawberry mixture that keeps the cake moist. The cake is then smothered in a cream cheese glaze and freshly sliced strawberries. Get the recipe at Betty Crocker
15. Oreo Chocolate Cheesecake Bundt Cake
Found from Beyond Frosting
This oreo chocolate bundt cake is one of the best cake recipes I have ever seen. Its a fluffy chocolate cake with a creamy oreo cookie cheesecake filling. The cheesecake filling is baked inside the cake and is a beautiful surprise that everyone will love. Get the recipe at Beyond Frosting
16. Pistachio Bundt Cake
Found from Mother Thyme
This simple and easy to make pistachio cake is excellent for the spring holidays like St. Patrick’s Day and Easter. The light pistachio flavor is addicting and a little nutty too! This cake is super simple made with a pistachio instant pudding to keep it super moist. Get the recipe at Mother Thyme
17. Coffee Bundt Cake
Found from Marsha’s Baking Addiction
This coffee bundt cake is made from scratch and is highly addictive with its strong coffee flavor. The cake is moist and fluffy with a silky smooth coffee glaze. This sweet cake tastes just like a cup of your morning coffee. Get the recipe at Marsha’s Baking Addiction
18. Red Velvet Sour Cream Bundt Cake
Found from Wine and Glue
Here’s a red velvet cake that’s incredibly moist and made from scratch. The red velvet has buttermilk and sour cream folded into the batter for an extra tangy taste that cuts through the sweetness. Then it has a cream cheese frosting drizzled over the top. If you love red velvet cake, then you must try this fantastic bundt recipe. Get the recipe at Wine and Glue
Cinnamon Roll Bundt Cake
Found from Mind Over Batter
If your craving a cinnamon roll then this is the recipe for you. This cinnamon roll bundt cake is simply genius and quite easy to make. The cake batter is layered with a thin layer of cinnamon sugar that bakes into swirls that resemble a freshly baked cinnamon roll. Get the recipe at Mind Over Batter
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Any of these moist bundt cakes will make you look like a professional baker. With these 18 bundt cake recipes, there’s something for everyone, and they’ll be quickly be devoured.
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