The Bundt cake is a circular cake baked in a Bundt pan. Originally made in Germany to give cakes a more even bake, this unique pan gives the Bundt cake its world-famous, distinctive donut shape.
Inspired by a European cake called Gugelhupf, the Bundt cake varies massively, making it the perfect dessert cake for the whole family. Some are lemon in flavor, some are flavored with peanut butter.
Other Bundt cakes have a creamy coffee flavor whilst others are similar to more traditional sponge cakes.
With so many different variations and recipes available, we have the perfect excuse to make delicious Bundt cakes for the family on the regular.
In this article, we want to give you plenty of ideas. To do this, we’ve listed 33 of our favorite Bundt cake recipes.
This article might make you hungry so you might want to grab a snack before we get started!
Let’s start our list with this perfect traditional Bundt cake recipe (see also ‘28 Yellow Cake Mix Recipes You Will Love‘). Although we have a world of different combinations and flavors at our disposal, sometimes simplicity is better.
Besides what’s better than a golden Bundt cake, made just how the original cake was made.
Fluffy, elegant, and delicious, a traditional Bundt cake (see also our favorite sugar-free cakes) goes perfectly with ice cream and fresh berries. Better still, it takes just over one hour to make.
If you don’t want something traditional and instead prefer something that packs a punch, try this peanut butter chocolate Bundt cake recipe.
Satisfying all your cravings, this cake has a thick chocolate pudding batter and a layer of peanut butter goodness.
As if that wasn’t enough, this super sweet and rich cake is topped with beautiful peanut butter and chocolate glaze. This definitely isn’t a diet-friendly Bundt cake.
Why not get a little tropical with things by making this refreshing, yet dense coconut cream Bundt cake. Incredibly moist, this cake is surprisingly easy to make. It comes with delicious frosting and is perfect for an easter party (see also ‘33 Delicious Easter Desserts‘).
To impress your guests, even more, top the cake with some crunchy toasted coconut flakes. Made with sour cream, coconut, and butter, the end result is both elegant and rich.
Next up, we have this wonderful salted caramel Bundt cake recipe. We’d go as far as saying that this is the tastiest chocolate cake you’ll ever make. You certainly won’t have any leftovers once your families have been near it.
The white chocolate and salted caramel drizzles give the cake that extra flair and elegance, whilst the thick chocolate mixture is lovely and moist. The saltiness of the caramel and the sweetness of the chocolate also combine beautifully.
If you’re short on time but still want to make a delicious Bundt cake for your guests, give this quick and easy Nutella Bundt recipe a try. Made in a pinch, this rich, buttery vanilla cake is super simple, yet worthy of entertaining.
Featuring swirls of Nutella and a decadent chocolate glaze, this cake will be the hot topic of conversation at your next family gathering.
The next Bundt cake recipe on our list produces a tasty cake that looks spectacular and tastes even better. We also like to say it’s good for us because it contains bananas (see also ‘A Bunch of Banana-Flavored Desserts‘). We can get away with that, right?
Ideal for when you have overripe bananas, this cake is extremely sweet, making it perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth. For us, the caramel glazing completes this cake and makes it the perfect centerpiece.
This lemon drizzle Bundt cake may just be the prettiest cake on this list. Of course, it’s also one of the best tasting.
Perfect for special occasions that require a little more elegance, this cake is light, fluffy, and beautifully tart.
The sweetness of the sugar and bitterness of the lemon combines perfectly to create a fresh-tasting cake that everyone can enjoy. Compared to other recipes, it’s not too unhealthy either.
If Christmas is fast approaching and you’re looking for some Bundt cake inspiration, you have to try this sticky gingerbread Bundt cake recipe.
Wonderfully Christmassy, this cake is flavored with cinnamon and ginger and decorated with white icing and pomegranate seeds.
Only 283 calories per serving, this spiced winter cake looks lovely and tastes amazing. It’s the perfect Christmas treat (see also ‘33 Easy Christmas Treats‘), so give it a try.
If you’re anything like us, you grew up on root beer floats. This exciting blend of creamy vanilla ice cream and sparkling root beer was all we ever craved.
Lucky for us, this root beer float Bundt cake turns back time and gives us all the nostalgia we need. Its unique flavor isn’t for everyone but when paired with ice cream you’re sure to remember the good old days.
Another Bundt cake that might not be for everyone is this pumpkin Bundt cake (see also ‘60 Best Pumpkin Desserts To Try This Fall‘). If you love the taste of pumpkin, you’ll love this intriguing cake.
A fall classic, this Bundt cake is essentially a pumpkin spice pie topped with a delicious cream cheese frosting.
The natural nutty flavors of the pumpkin and its rich orange color help produce a cake that fills us with warmth with each bite.
If you’re feeling a little naughty, why not add a healthy serving of red wine to your Bundt cake recipe. Red wine and chocolate pair together perfectly, so it would actually be rude not to.
Both ingredients are rich and complex. Together, they produce a seriously flavorful cake that is sweet, rich in color, and moist.
Super velvety and quite decadent, the chocolate is arguably the star of the show. However, it just wouldn’t be the same without a splash of red wine.
The next recipe may seem like quite an odd combination of flavors but from experience, we can tell you it works. The combination of the lemon’s sweet, tarty flavor and the earthy-minty thyme somehow works really well.
The freshly cut thyme is thrown straight into the batter to let the flavors shine through. The lemon glaze atop the cake adds an extra crispness and sweetness without overpowering the cake.
Super vibrant and amazingly flavored, this stunning blueberry Bundt cake is great for any occasion. Thanks to the sheer volume of blueberries, the cake is lovely and moist. The berries also ensure every bite is full of flavor.
The recipe is so moist that it doesn’t even need a glaze. However, the recipe shows you how to make a refreshing lemon glaze anyway. This recipe is essentially a large blueberry muffin but better.
Just like the blueberry Bundt cake recipe above, this cake is vibrant and packed full of flavor. The creaminess and sweetness of the white chocolate are the perfect pairing for the vibrant, tart-flavored raspberries.
You’ll appreciate how both flavors balance each other out in flavor and appearance. The recipe uses the perfect amount of creamy flavor to make the cake moist but also keep it nice and light.
15. Crack Bundt Cake
You’re probably wondering where this cake got its name from. Don’t worry, we were too when we first heard about it. You quickly come to realize why this cake is called crack cake when you see the ingredients list.
This cake has white wine in it. If that wasn’t enough, there’s even white wine in the gorgeous butter glaze. This makes the cake pretty boozy.
Brown sugar adds a deeper flavor, while vanilla gives the cake a creamier, more moist finish. Cinnamon adds that bit of warmth too.
If you find yourself craving that rich spiced flavor of a pumpkin Bundt cake but don’t have any pumpkin, why not make yourself this gorgeous sweet potato Bundt cake instead.
Perfect for a cold spring morning, this sweet and savory Bundt cake is a real treat.
Available all year round, the sweet potatoes (see also ‘The Top 13 Canned Sweet Potato Recipes‘) let you make this cake whenever you want. To balance the savory flavor of the potato, a sweet brown sugar glaze is drizzled on top.
If you prefer a more traditional Bundt cake but still want more flavor than a simple sponge cake, you could benefit from this cherry almond Bundt cake recipe.
Filled with a cherry pie filling (see also ‘27 Easy Cherry Desserts You’ll Love‘), this cake is simple to make, takes little time to put together, and looks great in the center of a celebratory buffet.
Sweet, elegant, and very tasty, this cake is only made better with a gorgeous cream cheese glaze.
Seeing as though Bundt cakes look just like oversized donuts, it only makes sense to make your family an oversized donut Bundt cake (see also ‘The Most Popular Types Of Donuts From All Over The Globe‘).
Probably the most colorful cake on this list, pink donut Bundt cakes look fabulous and taste great. Unapologetically pink, the cake is covered in frosting and rainbow sprinkles, just like Homer Simpson’s iconic donuts (see also ‘Can You Freeze Donuts?‘). Inside, the cake is fluffy, light, and sweet.
What more could we ask for?
Have a family member who loves this old classic? Why not surprise them with their very own s’mores Bundt cake.
Ideal for birthday celebrations or as a rich dessert, this recipe packs the cake with chocolate, Graham’s cracker crumbs, and sugar.
Of course, this swirling cake is then topped with more chocolate, more crackers, and large marshmallows. This could be the unhealthiest cake on this list, but it’s also one of the nicest.
Next on our list, we have a recipe some people would say you have to be loopy to make. However, if you want to bring the party to life, it’s hard to beat this vibrant Froot Loops cake.
This awesome cereal cake contains cream cheese, lemon zest, vanilla, and orange zest. Together, these ingredients give this fruity cake a wonderful citrus flavor. These flavors along with the varied textures of the cake and cereal work really well.
21. Baby Bundt Cakes
We absolutely love the idea of baby Bundt cakes. This simple recipe is unbelievably versatile and easy to make. These mini cakes are based on a traditional Bundt cake recipe. They are fluffy, golden, sweet, and moist.
However, the best thing about these cakes is how you can make them individually to suit every guest. You can add different toppings, use different ingredients, and meet dietary needs easily.
This lets everyone enjoy a cake they like.
This pistachio lemon Bundt cake recipe is great for many reasons. First of all, the cake looks decadent. Secondly, it’s quite easy to make, making it easier for you to make the perfect Bundt cake.
Finally, it blends the sweetness of the pistachio nuts and the zesty flavor of the lemon perfectly.
Aside from looking and tasting pretty awesome, this dense, moist cake is also quite cheap to make. Conveniently, this recipe comes with a list of prices to show you how much you’ll spend making the cake.
If you have a lot of people to please and don’t know which Bundt cake to make, a safe bet is probably this double chocolate Bundt cake recipe. After all, who doesn’t like chocolate?
Loaded with chocolate and topped with a chocolate ganache, this chocolate Bundt cake is every chocolate lover’s dream. Dense, sweet, moist, and very satisfying, serve the cake with ice cream or cream to take things up a level.
In our opinion, nothing says elegance and decadence more than a beautiful red velvet cake. With that in mind, why not impress your guests with this divine red velvet cake recipe the next time you host a party.
Soft, smooth, moist, and beautifully flavored, this red velvet cake recipe is quite honestly delightful. The addition of chocolate chips gives the recipe that extra something special too and adds some more richness.
Most people like to make a Bundt cake using lemon or lime, with orange often being forgotten about. Today, we change things by giving you an amazing orange Bundt cake recipe.
This is definitely a Bundt cake you should try. The zesty orange flavors are lovely and more subtle than lemon. This is a nice change. Once cooked, you’ll be left with a light, fluffy cake that’s golden in color.
This Bundt cake recipe does an impressive job at combining cheesecake and chocolate cake. Ridiculously rich, and most definitely a treat, this cake is loaded with chocolate.
Hiding inside this moist, dense chocolate cake is a swirl of cream cheese cheesecake.
Topped off with a lush salted caramel, we don’t know what else this dessert could offer us. This cake could quite easily be the best combination of desserts ever!
We aren’t alone when we say that Oreo ice cream is one of the best types of ice cream you can buy. Well, this cookies and cream Oreo Bundt cake recipe gives us this tasty dessert in a cake.
Containing 3 cups of crushed Oreos this is the perfect cake recipe for anyone who loves a chocolatey treat. You can even make the cakes cream cheese out of Oreos if you’re feeling extra chocolatey.
Needless to say, this cake looks amazing too.
Infused with coffee and covered in a sweet coffee glaze, this is the perfect Bundt cake recipe for all-you coffee drinkers.
The best thing about this recipe is that you can actually taste the coffee. In most recipes, the coffee is overpowered by the chocolate. Not in this recipe though. In this recipe, the coffee takes center stage.
Fluffy, light, and incredibly scrumptious, this cake tastes great when served with a fresh espresso.
29. Pear Bundt Cake
Unfortunately, pears aren’t very highly thought of when making Bundt cakes. Like most fruits, pears are outshone by apples, oranges, and lemons. This is a real shame because the pear is so versatile.
Used fresh, pears make a beautiful Bundt cake. They offer a mildly sweet flavor and plenty of moisture. This sweetness and moisture help make a super fluffy, light cake full of flavor. The color of the cake is also pretty special.
Sticky toffee pudding has to be on everyone’s list when it comes to favorite desserts. If you’ve never had a sticky toffee pudding before, you have to make sure you try one soon. In fact, this sticky toffee Bundt cake is the perfect place to start.
This cake is stupendously rich, fruity, smooth, dense, and moist. Perfect for any occasion, it is particularly nice in winter. Even though it’s already moist enough, you simply have to serve it with British custard.
This vanilla Bundt cake recipe is one you should note down now!
If there is one recipe that will save you when you’re in a pickle it’s this one. Super simple, quick, and straightforward, this recipe requires few ingredients, yet it tastes phenomenal.
Easily lighting up a hard day, this cake recipe is topped off with a vanilla glaze.
If you have enough time, you could spice things up by adding a dash of lemon to the glaze or by making a chocolate ganache.
Despite being incredibly vibrant, super sweet, and beautiful, it’s actually quite uncommon to find a cake recipe made from strawberries. However, this recipe changes that.
Making the most of this delicious fruit, this Bundt cake recipe unlocks the full potential of the strawberry by giving us a cake that is red in color, sweet, moist, and light. Everything about this recipe is strawberry so be sure to give it a try if you love strawberries.
We’ve had pear, orange, lemon, strawberry (see also ‘27 Sweet Treat Strawberry Desserts‘), banana, blueberry, and raspberry on our list so it seems only right to finish our list with another fruit. To finish off, we’ll leave you with this excellent key lime Bundt cake recipe.
This Bundt cake is soft, moist, elegant, sweet, and zesty. It offers us everything we’d expect from a Bundt cake and goes well with ice cream, cream, or on its own.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Do You Keep A Bundt Cake Moist?
To keep your Bundt cake moist, keep it covered in a plastic tub or plastic wrap. You should also keep your cake at room temperature.
How Big Should Your Bundt Pan Be?
A 10 to 12-cup Bundt pan is a good-sized pan. This size pan is the standard for most recipes.
When Should You Flip Your Bundt Cake?
You should never flip your Bundt pan as soon as you take it out of the oven. Instead, you should let the cake cool for at least 10 minutes before flipping.
There you have it, 33 amazing Bundt cake recipes. In this article, we’ve looked at the very best recipes you can follow to make the best Bundt cakes. As you can see from our list, Bundt cakes are extremely versatile.
In fact, you can use virtually any baking ingredient to make one. We’ve shown you super sweet options, savory options, mega unhealthy options, and surprisingly healthy options.
All that’s left for you to do now is pick the recipe you want to try first. While we’ve done the hard part finding all these recipes for you, you’ve arguably got a harder job because you have to narrow the list down.