19 Bundt Cake Recipes

Kentucky Butter Bundt Cake

The Spruce / Diana Chistruga

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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    Bacardi Rum Cake

    Bacardi Rum Cake Recipe

    The Spruce

    You don't have to be a Bacardi Rum drinker to enjoy this tasty rum cake. This tried-and-true recipe makes the moistest cake you'll ever eat. In fact, it's the one cake that gets better with age.

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    Key Lime Pound Cake

    Key lime pound cake

    The Spruce Eats / Bahareh Niati

    This key lime pound cake recipe upgrades the classic with fresh juice and zest, giving it a bright, citrusy flavor with a nice tang. Sour cream makes it extra moist, and a simple glaze adds fresh lime flavor and a little pizazz.

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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 Bundt Cake

    The Spruce / Diana Chistruga

    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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    Sour Cream Bundt Cake With Cinnamon and Walnut Streusel

    Sour Cream Bundt Cake With Cinnamon and Walnut Streusel

    The Spruce / Diana Chistruga

    A sour cream Bundt cake is super moist and this recipe adds layers of cinnamon-walnut streusel inside to make it even more delicious. You can also finish it off with a vanilla icing or caramel glaze if you like. No matter how you serve it, this one's sure to be a hit with everyone.

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    Sock-It-To-Me Bundt Cake

    Sock-It-To-Me Bundt Cake Recipe

     The Spruce

    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

    Easy blueberry bundt cake recipe

    The Spruce / Cara Cormack

    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 Chocolate Glaze Recipe

     The Spruce

    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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    Blueberry Lemon Cake

    Blueberry Lemon Cake

     Kristina Vanni

    Blueberry and lemon are a match made in heaven in this moist and flavorful bundt cake. It tastes even better if you make it the day before.

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    Raspberry and Blueberry Bundt Cake

    red, white, and blue cake
    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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    Red Velvet Bundt Cake

    Red Velvet Bundt Cake

    Kristina Vanni

    Bright red with sweet raspberries, this red velvet bundt cake is a real treat. A red velvet bundt cake is not only easy to bake but also easy to frost. Here, the icing is thinner so the consistency is perfect for drizzling. Simply spoon over the top of the bundt cake and allow it to cascade down the sides.

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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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    Vegan Chocolate Pumpkin Cake

    Vegan chocolate pumpkin bundt cake

    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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    Pineapple Upside Down Bundt Cake

    pineapple upside down bundt cake

     Leah Maroney

    Pineapple Upside Down Bundt Cake is a beautiful and unique way to serve the classic sweet and tangy dessert. It tastes just like the traditional Southern specialty, but in a gorgeous ring shape that make bundt cakes such a party showstopper. The pineapple slices fit perfectly into the indentations in the bundt pan.