22 Bundt Cake Recipes

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Bundt cake pans come in a variety of shapes and sizes. The basic fluted shape was probably inspired by early European molded cakes, like the Gugelhupf, a brioche-style cake. The pans became popular for cake baking in the 1950s and 1960s. The Bundt name is trademarked by the American cookware company, Nordic Ware, but other brands are sold under various descriptive names. 

When using a fluted cake pan, grease and flour it generously, getting all the nooks and crannies of the pan. And don't forget to grease the tube. If you generally have difficulty removing a Bundt cake or fluted cake from its pan, make sure you cool it for 10 minutes before turning it out onto the rack. Another trick is to set the cake on a wet kitchen towel for the cooling time period. If the cake is sticking, place it back in the warm oven for about 5 to 10 minutes.

Here are some excellent Bundt cake recipes, from completely homemade cakes to gussied-up cake mix creations. 

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    White Mountain Cake

    White Mountain Cake
    Diana Rattray

     If you're looking for a homemade white cake, this is an excellent choice. Bake this gorgeous white cake and top it off with a chocolate glaze. Or leave it plain and serve it with berries or lemon dessert sauce.

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    Kentucky Butter Cake

    Kentucky Butter Cake
    Diana Rattray

    A rich, buttery sauce provides the finish for this amazing Bundt cake. Bake it for a potluck or take it along to a party.

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    Sock-It-To-Me Bundt Cake

    sock it to me cake
    Diana Rattray

    The sock-it-to-me cake makes a great coffee cake or dessert cake. Ice it or simply sprinkle powdered sugar over it. A cake mix makes this cake a snap to fix and bake.

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    Lemon Lavender Pound Cake Recipe

    Diana Rattray

    Dried lavender flowers in the glaze and in the cake make this a deliciously different lemon Bundt cake. If you can't find culinary lavender buds in your area, try searching online.

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    Apple Bundt Cake Recipe

    Apple Bundt Cake With Caramel Glaze
    Diana Rattray

    This moist apple cake is made with fresh chopped apples and chopped nuts. Use pecans or walnuts in this delicious cake.

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    Pineapple Pound Cake

    pineapple pound cake
    Diana Rattray

    Bake this delicious cake in a tube cake pan or Bundt pan. A simple combination of crushed pineapple and confectioners' sugar makes up the easy topping. Feel free to ice it with a vanilla glaze.

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    Blueberry Bundt Cake Recipe

    Blueberry Bundt Cake
    Diana Rattray

    This is a delicious cake for breakfast or brunch, or serve it as a dessert with vanilla or lemon sauce. It also would be wonderful with a simple confectioners' sugar glaze.

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    Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipe

    Chocolate Bundt Cake with Glaze
    Diana Rattray

    This delicious Bundt cake is made with cocoa, butter, vanilla, and other ingredients. It's an easy homemade cake to mix and bake for an everyday treat. Top this delicious chocolate cake with purchased or homemade chocolate glaze, or dust with confectioners' sugar.

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    Easy Sour Cream Coffee Cake Recipe

    sour cream coffee cake
    Diana Rattray

    A cake mix makes this a delicious and very easy coffee cake to prepare and bake. The cinnamon cocoa swirl and sour cream make it extra special. Use a Bundt pan or tube cake pan for this easy dessert.

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    Chocolate Bundt Cake with Dark Chocolate Glaze Recipe

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    This dark chocolate Bundt cake is a chocolate lover's dream. This is a delicious and intensely chocolate cake, especially if you use a high-quality or Dutch-process cocoa.

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    Luscious Lemon Sour Cream Bundt Cake Recipe

    Luscious Lemon Cake
    Diana Rattray

    Lots of lemon zest and juice, along with lemon extract and sour cream, give great flavor and texture to this easy cake mix Bundt cake.

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    Brown Sugar Bundt Cake Recipe

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    Dark brown muscovado sugar makes this Bundt cake dark and delicious, but feel free to use everyday light or dark brown sugar. Dust this cake with sifted confectioners' sugar or top with a caramel glaze.

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    Ricotta Bundt Cake with Browned Butter Glaze Recipe

    ricotta cake
    Diana Rattray

    This is a delicious Bundt cake and it's special enough for a family gathering or holiday event. The browned butter gives the icing a wonderful buttery flavor.

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    Easy Chocolate Raspberry Bundt Cake Recipe

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    Diana Rattray

    Raspberry jam and Chambord—raspberry liqueur—jazz up this easy chocolate cake mix cake and icing.

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    Raspberry and Blueberry Bundt Cake

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    Diana Rattray

    This Bundt cake is a symphony of summer berries and flavors. The cake contains blueberries and raspberries, the perfect combination for a Fourth of July celebration.

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    Tropical Bundt Cake With Pineapple Coconut Topping

    Tropical Bundt Cake With Pineapple Coconut Topping
    Diana Rattray

    Coconut pudding, pina colada mix, and a white cake mix are among the ingredients used in this easy Bundt cake.

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    Pumpkin Pound Cake With Maple Pecan Glaze

    Pumpkin Pound Cake With Maple Pecan Glaze
    Diana Rattray

    The maple pecan glaze makes this pumpkin cake extra-special. It's a moist and delicious cake, perfect for a fall party or potluck.

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    Chocolate Pumpkin Cake

    Chocolate Pumpkin Cake
    Diana Rattray

    If you're baking for Halloween, add some bright orange color to the icing for this chocolate pumpkin cake.

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    Spiced Pumpkin Bread With Walnuts and Raisins

    Pumpkin Bread
    Diana Rattray

    Bake this large pumpkin walnut bread in a Bundt cake pan or tube cake pan. The bread is fantastic served with a cream cheese spread.

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    Easy Rum Eggnog Cake

    eggnog cake
    Diana Rattray

    Commercial eggnog and a cake mix team up to make this fabulous seasonal Bundt cake.

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    Easy Blueberry Cake

    Easy Blueberry Cake With Lemon Sauce
    Diana Rattray

    This cake is made with a simple combination of cake mix, cream cheese, and canned blueberries. Drizzle lemon sauce over the cake or dust it with confectioners' sugar.

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    Cream Cheese Pound Cake

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    Diana Rattray

    Finish this rich cream cheese pound cake with a cream cheese glaze or vanilla icing.