Most people recognize the distinctive look of a bundt cake, but the appearance is where the similarity ends when it comes to bundt cake recipes.
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The best part about a bundt cake is that you have much more surface area of the cake. What this means is that you have a deliciously crispy exterior with a super moist interior. This also gives you abundant space for frosting or powdered sugar to make your cake even more scrumptious.
There are countless cake recipes out there, and the same goes for bundt cake flavors.
But first, exactly what is a bundt cake?
The first bundt cake was made in Germany, where German bakers designed a bundt baking pan that would allow a cake to bake more evenly.
The first bundt cake made in a bundt cake pan was the Gugelhupf, which is a cake that’s made with yeast. Often, Guglehupf is made with raisins and citrus fruits, so it’s a type of fruit cake.
These days, home bakers love to use the bundt cake pan to create everything from the best bundt cake recipes to meatloaf.
One popular bundt cake that’s often seen is a light bundt cake. Lemon bundt cake is one of our favorite easy bundt cake recipes.
However, you can make bundt cake in a dizzying array of flavors.
Are you ready for some amazing bundt cake ideas? Let’s dive into these 31 unique bundt cake recipes.
If you love a decadent chocolate cake (are there people who don’t???), you will adore this delicious chocolate bundt cake recipe.
Thanks to butter and sour cream, this chocolate bundt cake is perfectly moist and has so much delicious chocolate flavor.
We recommend using Dutch cocoa powder to make this cake. Dutch chocolate has a richness that is hard to beat.
To make the chocolate glaze, use heavy cream, granulated sugar, corn syrup (something like Karo syrup), and finely chopped bittersweet chocolate.
Cheesecake makes everything better, and that includes this chocolate cream cheese bundt cake.
For this cake, we recommend that you double-sift your flour so that you have plenty of air in the batter. Just make sure you measure your flour after each sifting.
This recipe calls for brewed coffee, which enhances the flavor of the cocoa in the cake. You won’t taste the coffee.
The cream cheese filling for this chocolate cake is super simple and only contains cream cheese, granulated sugar, and vanilla extract.
Whether it’s limes, oranges, or lemons, we love a citrus-flavored bundt cake recipe.
The sweet and sticky orange glaze on this bundt cake makes it perfect.
To make this bundt cake, you start with a packet of instant lemon pudding mix (which brings in even more citrus!) and a yellow cake mix. Lemon extract adds even more lemon flavor.
Fresh orange juice is used to make not just the cake, but also the delightfully sticky glaze.
Orange zest, butter, and sugar are the other ingredients in the glaze.
An Oreo ice cream cake is wonderful, and you can bring all of that delicious flavor into this Cookies and Cream bundt cake.
This Oreo bundt cake has 20 crushed Oreos and the cream cheese frosting (or cream cheese icing) also has Oreos.
To make the frosting, you need heavy cream, powdered sugar, and unsalted butter. Note that the cake is made with both sour cream and canola oil.
Pumpkin is full of nutrients, so when you serve this pumpkin bundt cake, you can feel just a little less guilty.
This pumpkin bundt cake is super moist and full of delicious warm fall spices such as pumpkin pie spice. You can use a pre-mixed pumpkin pie spice or a homemade recipe.
Use canned pure pumpkin for this bundt cake, not pumpkin pie filling.
The glaze on top of this pumpkin bundt cake is made with cream cheese and butter, so it’s even more decadent.
It seems as if chocolate and peanut butter were born to be together.
These two delectable (and addictive!) foods are famously paired with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, so bringing these flavors into a bundt cake recipe seems like an excellent idea to us.
This yummy cake has two glazes. The first is a peanut butter glaze made of powdered sugar, milk, and creamy peanut butter. The second is a chocolate glaze made from heavy cream and chopped semisweet chocolate.
Also, this chocolate bundt cake has coffee in it, so triple wow!
This sticky toffee pudding bundt cake recipe contains two cups of dates and is topped with a decadent sticky toffee sauce.
We love this recipe for fall gatherings because it has all of the fall flavors we love, including cinnamon, orange zest, ginger, vanilla, molasses, and nutmeg.
The sticky toffee glaze is made with more molasses, unsalted butter, heavy cream, and brown sugar.
Most people love a rich chocolate cake, but when you add a creamy tunnel of coconut to the cake, you’ve got a decadent treasure.
Coconut macaroon cake was originally an old Pillsbury classic cake recipe called Chocolate Macaroon Tunnel Cake, and this recipe is a worthy copycat recipe.
Like many of our favorite bundt cake recipes, coconut macaroon cake starts with a cake mix. For this cake, you need a devil’s food chocolate cake mix.
The filling for this bundt cake is made with flaked coconut.
When you want a completely unique bundt cake recipe, you can reach for this recipe for a 7-Up pistachio bundt cake.
We love how easy this cake is. You need a boxed white cake mix, and the green color comes from pistachio instant pudding.
Along with the 7-Up, the sweetness comes from the powdered sugar that you use to dust this cake. No heavy frosting or glaze is needed!
If you’re curious about the unusual name for this bundt cake recipe, then just look at the delicious ingredient list and you will understand.
This crack cake recipe has a secret ingredient that takes it up a notch: white wine!
To create this masterpiece of a cake, you start with a yellow cake mix, and adding instant vanilla pudding makes it super tasty and moist.
This cake contains both brown sugar and white sugar, and the white wine goes in both the cake and the delicious butter glaze.
We love citrus-flavored cakes, and when it comes to lemon cake, there are few things more decadent than a lemon pound cake.
This yummy cake has a wonderfully sweet lemon glaze that really makes the citrus flavors pop.
Sour cream is perfect for baking because it contains both acid and fat. This gives the cake not just an excellent flavor but also helps with giving the cake a fluffy and moist texture.
This cake (and the glaze) has fresh lemon juice and grated lemon zest. The glaze has almond extract, which adds even more flavor complexity.
Also, be sure to use unsalted butter to make your lemon pound cake, but the glaze calls for salted butter.
A classic vanilla bundt cake is a wonderful all-occasion cake for serving with coffee or as an elegant dessert.
We love the burst of vanilla flavor in this vanilla bundt cake, and the best part is that you can make it with basic pantry ingredients.
With cream cheese and whole milk, this cake is super moist. You need six eggs to make this vanilla bundt cake.
You can freeze this cake for up to three months, so it’s ready when you are. Just wait to add the glaze when you thaw it for eating.
When you add espresso powder to a chocolate cake, you have a deliciously moist cake with a flavor that pops.
This chocolate cake is all about the wonder of chocolate, and it has unsweetened chocolate and mini chocolate chips, so it’s loaded with so much chocolate goodness.
The glaze is made with brewed espresso, heavy cream, butter, brown sugar, and powdered sugar.
This cake is perfect to serve with coffee or tea.
This bundt cake recipe is a traditional pound cake that makes use of cherry pi9e filling and a cream cheese glaze for topping.
You can use your favorite cherry pie filling recipe or buy a canned version.
Almond extract adds plenty of almond flavor, and it goes in both the cake and the glaze.
The cream cheese glaze is made with heavy cream and fresh orange juice, which gives it a delightful zing.
If you could take all of the flavor and nutrition in a sweet potato and put it into a deliciously sweet cake, you would have this sweet potato bundt cake.
With pumpkin spice (pumpkin pie spice), this cake is the perfect cake to serve as a coffee cake or dessert cake at fall and winter gatherings.
The cake is made with cream cheese and the cream cheese makes it super moist.
For the brown sugar glaze, you need heavy cream, light corn syrup (like Karo), butter, and brown sugar.
Chopped pecans add crunch, flavor, and protein.
If you love key lime pie, you’re going to be delighted with this key lime bundt cake recipe.
This key lime bundt cake recipe calls for both fresh lime juice and lime zest.
Tons of lime flavor comes from lime yogurt, which also adds some needed acidity.
To make this key lime bundt cake even easier, you can use store-bought key lime frosting. Of course, you can also make your own if you have a recipe you love.
Everyone loves the fun look of a funfetti cake, and when you bring that beauty into a bundt cake, you get even more colorful goodness.
This cake has sprinkles both inside and outside, and it’s perfect for a fun gathering or a child’s party.
There’s a secret ingredient in this homemade funfetti cake: almond extract. The cake also has vanilla extract, so you can leave the almond extract out if you’re concerned about nut allergies.
You need rainbow sprinkles for the cake batter and the glaze.
The brown sugar in this cake gives an excellent and delicious caramel flavor that you won’t soon forget.
This recipe calls for whole buttermilk, so make sure you have it in your fridge.
The glaze for this caramel bundt cake is made from light brown sugar, unsalted butter, sour cream, sea salt, powdered sugar, and pure vanilla extract.
The recipe calls for this cake to be made in a cast-iron bundt pan, but the recipe author also tested the recipe in a bundt pan made of cast aluminum and it worked just fine.
Is there any dessert that’s not made even more delicious when you add some cheesecake?
We love carrot cake, and this delicious carrot bundt cake would be perfect all on its own.
However, when you add a swirl of decadent cheesecake, it becomes absolutely amazing.
The spices used in this delicious homemade cake are cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg.
Greek yogurt adds tons of moisture, and grated carrots make this a nutritious cake.
For the icing, you need heavy cream, cream cheese, powdered sugar, and pure vanilla extract.
Blueberries are so perfect for baking, and this super moist bundt cake made with blueberries, cream cheese, and butter proves it.
You can use frozen blueberries for this delicious blueberry bundt cake, but when fresh blueberries are in season, they make this bundt cake super special.
You can also use fresh blueberries as a gorgeous topping for the cake.
The cream cheese frosting is made extra creamy with butter and heavy cream.
Banana bread has been enjoying a resurgence in popularity in the last couple of years, and a banana bundt cake will satisfy all your banana bread cravings.
You need cake flour to make this cake, and be sure to use unsalted butter.
Be sure your bananas are super ripe before mashing them.
Fresh lemon juice adds freshness and zing, and this cake gets flavor from cinnamon and vanilla.
To make the brown sugar glaze, you need heavy cream, brown sugar, powdered sugar, sea salt, and vanilla.
If you love chocolate Texas sheet cake, there’s no reason you can’t bring that wonderful chocolate delight into a bundt cake.
The chocolate flavor comes from unsweetened cocoa powder, while unsweetened chocolate is used in the rich creamy glaze.
This glaze is interesting because it’s also made with brewed coffee (that’s been cooled), along with sour cream and heavy cream.
23. Fresh Pear Cake
We don’t see a lot of recipes that call for fresh pears, so we were delighted to find this recipe for a pear bundt cake.
When pears are in season, they are excellent to use in recipes. You can use pears in your favorite apple recipes.
This recipe only takes approximately 15 minutes to pull together, and the vanilla sauce that you drizzle on top is absolutely divine.
This cake is loaded with spices that are perfect for pear cakes, including cinnamon and nutmeg.
We also love that this cake recipe calls for bourbon vanilla extract.
Red Velvet Cake has a storied history and this beautiful cake that is made with red food coloring and unsweetened cocoa powder is beloved by generations of bakers.
Traditionally, Red Velvet Cake is made with cream cheese frosting, and this one has a recipe to make a homemade version.
This Red Velvet Cake calls for buttermilk, and if you don’t have any in your fridge, you can make some with milk and vinegar.
This gorgeous cake also has a gluten-free option. You just need to use high-quality baking flour that’s gluten-free.
When you’re craving a moist and buttery pound cake, this Kentucky butter cake is exactly what you need.
Remarkably, Kentucky butter cake isn’t a cake that is overly sweet, but it has loads of butter flavor.
The secret to Kentucky butter cake is the butter sauce that is allowed to seep into the cake when the cake is still warm.
The outside of the cake gets crispy and buttery, while the inside of the cake is super moist.
Even better, the ingredients for this delicious cake are probably already in your fridge and pantry.
Do you love a delicious and creamy root beer float? If so, you’ll be excited to try this easy root beer float cake.
To make a root beer float cake, you add root beer to both the cake and the icing.
Root beer float cake also has cocoa powder, which gives the cake a pop of chocolate flavor.
For the icing, you need powdered sugar, butter, sea salt, and of course, root beer.
We love finding ways to use fresh strawberries when they’re in season, so this homemade strawberry bundt cake recipe is a winner with us.
The moistness of this cake comes from the Greek yogurt that you use, and you can use either plain Greek yogurt or vanilla Greek yogurt.
Be sure to spray your bundt pan with baking spray so that your cake doesn’t stick.
Lemon zest and fresh lemon juice give this strawberry cake a freshness that’s delightful.
For the glaze, the only ingredients you need are powdered sugar and fresh lemon juice.
Serve this homemade strawberry bundt cake with a dollop of whipped cream and fresh strawberries or sugared cranberries.
When you need to make your bundt cake in advance, you can turn to this lemon ricotta bundt cake recipe.
You can prepare this bundt cake as far as three days in advance, so it’s ready when you need it.
With 15 ounces of ricotta, this cake gives you a nice protein punch, too.
The glaze is made with Limoncello liqueur, so this is an extra special cake. However, you can use fresh lemon juice if you prefer to use that.
We love the idea of garnishing this gorgeous cake with candied lemon peel.
When you bite into this coconut cream bundt cake, you may want to hide away somewhere by yourself so that you can enjoy every bite of bliss.
This coconut cream bundt cake is made with coconut, butter, and sour cream, so it’s incredibly rich and moist.
Besides the flaked coconut, this coconut cream cake gets tons of coconut flavor from the coconut extract.
To make the yummy glaze, you need heavy cream, more coconut extract, powdered sugar, and flaked coconut.
Do you remember the first time you tasted Nutella? It’s like heaven by the spoonful, right?
It just makes sense to bring this luscious flavor to a decadent bundt cake.
There are Nutella bundt cake recipes out there that have Nutella swirls, but this bundt cake recipe gives you a Nutella cake that is fully flavored with Nutella.
Best of all, this Nutella bundt cake doesn’t have lots of exotic ingredients. All you need is Nutella and basic pantry and refrigerator ingredients.
One of the most popular bundt cakes from the beloved Nothing Bundt Cakes chain is the White Chocolate bundt cake made with raspberries. There are tons of recipes online for this popular cake, so naturally, we couldn’t exclude it from our list of the best bundt cake recipes.
Best of all, you can make this cake with a boxed white cake mix. The recipe also calls for sour cream, heavy whipping cream, white chocolate chips, and a box of instant white chocolate pudding mix.
This bundt cake has yummy cream cheese frosting.
Want to watch a pro make four delicious bundt cake recipes? Check out the Martha Stewart video below.
Our 30+ BEST Bundt Cake Recipes (+Crack Cake)
- 1 yellow cake mix
- 1/4 cup each granulated sugar and brown sugar
- 1 box vanilla pudding mix
- 4 eggs
- 2 tsp. cinnamon
- 3/4 cup water
- 3/4 cup canola oil
- 1/2 cup white wine
- Mix all ingredients, pour into greased pan.
- Bake at 350°F for 50 minutes.
- Glaze or frost as desired.
Organize all the required ingredients.
Enjoy the food.