46 of the Best Bundt Cake Recipes for Birthdays, Holidays and Every Fancy Dinner in Between
Plop store-bought cake mix batter in a sheet pan and it’s nothing to write home about. Pour it into an ornate Bundt pan, and boom: It’s a million times more elegant and impressive. Rooted in the German word bund, meaning a gathering of people, a Bundt cake is a great way to serve dessert to a crowd. The round, fluted tube pan allows more of the cake to make contact with the pan’s edges, which disperses the heat and lets the whole cake bake evenly. Ready to get baking? Here are 46 of the best Bundt cake recipes to make for all occasions—they’re basically foolproof.
1. Cardamom Cream-Filled Bundt Cake
This layered, light-as-air beauty is inspired by a Swedish dessert called semlor, a type of yeasted cream bun.
10. Sweet Potato Bundt Cake with Maple Icing
Your go-to fall veggie side actually works wonders in desserts like pies, brownies and cookies, even without the help of mini marshmallows. (You can use butternut squash or pumpkin purée instead of sweet potatoes if you’d like…just sayin’.)
13. Rum Cake
Use your favorite dark rum in the basic yellow cake to infuse it with a ton of vanilla- and spice-laced flavor. Oh, and we could drink the sweet butter-rum sauce on top with a straw.
22. Cookies and Cream Bundt Cake
Not a single person will be able to tell that you used boxed white cake mix. Chalk that up to the Bundt pan’s elegant design (and all the crumbled Oreos).
25. Red Velvet Bundt Cake
We’ll never get sick of this timeless dessert. Store the leftovers in a cool, dry place for up to five days (if there are any, that is).
29. Mini Citrus Bundt Cakes with Sweet Lemon Glaze
A flourish of edible flowers and lemon zest on top make these cuties look like they came from a fancy bakery.
35. Marble Bundt Cake
Like a vanilla-chocolate swirl cone in cake form. Instead of being topped with a thin, runny glaze, it’s enrobed in thick, decadent chocolate ganache.
38. Pistachio, Coconut, Lime and Rosewater Bundt Cake
It may sound fancy, but it’ll take you less than an hour to pull off. Feel free to drive the floral flavor home with a sprinkle of edible rose petals atop the lime glaze.
39. Banana Pudding Bundt Cake with White Chocolate Ganache
Who knew boxed banana cream pudding mix could do all this? Don’t look now, but we’re crowning it with a layer of crumbled vanilla wafers for good measure.
40. Strawberry Lemonade Cake
Every bite tastes like straight-up sunshine. Freeze-dried strawberries star in the interior strawberry swirl, while strawberry preserves turn the glaze on top a pretty shade of pink.
46. Donut Cake
There’s a layer of sweet strawberry jam in every bite. Homer Simpson would be thrilled for a slice.