14 Bundt Cake Recipes for a Sweet Taste of Home

Marbleous Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cake with Salted Caramel Glaze
Photo: Andy Lyons

Layered cakes are lovely, but you know what's even better (and easier)? Bundt cake recipes! Just think: fewer dishes, no fear of sliding layers, and simpler slicing and serving. Plus, it's totally appropriate to serve a coffee cake baked in a fluted pan or muffin-like mini bundt cakes before noon. Get out your bundt cake pan, because it's about to become one of your go-to baking tools.

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Blueberry Bundt Cake

blueberry bundt cake
Carson Downing

Equal parts familiar and totally unexpected, this lemon-blueberry bundt cake recipe takes the concept of a blueberry muffin or cake batter and gives it a 21st-century makeover. It's subtly nutty—with a blend of all-purpose and rye flour at its base—and warmly spiced with cardamom. Lemon zest and juice, plus fresh blueberries in the cake and the glaze, result in a remarkably refreshing yet decadent treat.

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Lemon Bundt Cake

Lemon Bundt Cake
Blaine Moats

Here's how to make a bundt cake that will really turn heads: Invest in a geometric bundt cake pan (sometimes called the "jubilee" pattern). Any dessert, including this simple one-bowl lemon cake, looks elegant almost instantly after being flipped out as a jubilee Bundt pan recipe. Once cooled, crown the cake with a drizzle of a simple lemon juice and powdered sugar glaze.

Buy It: Nordic Ware Jubilee Pan ($45, Williams Sonoma)

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Marbleous Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cake with Salted Caramel Glaze

Marbleous Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cake with Salted Caramel Glaze
Andy Lyons

Bundt cake recipes get even better when you add salted caramel. But you can't go wrong with any topping when you start with a cake that's half chocolate, half peanut butter, and completely tender and tasty, thanks to a scoop of sour cream in the batter. If you like (and we do!), serve this chocolate bundt cake à la mode.

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Coconut-Pecan Coffee Cake

Coconut-Pecan Coffee Cake
Scott Little

Serving any coffee cake is a delightful way to start the day, but we're partial to bundt cake breakfasts. Compared to sheet-pan coffee cakes, bundt cake pans offer more surface area for the buttery, crumbly pecan topping to touch the cake for a golden brown, irresistible exterior. Crown this with a dusting of cocoa and powdered sugar.

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Glazed Pumpkin-Pecan Cakes

Glazed Pumpkin-Pecan Cakes
Adam Albright

Take a break from bakery donuts and serve this mini bundt cake recipe as part of your next weekend brunch. Canned pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, and pecans give this eye-catching spiral snack a full dose of fall vibes. (We love this pumpkin bundt cake recipe so much that we serve it year-round!)

Buy It: Nordic Ware Mini Heritage Bundt Cake Pan ($45, Williams Sonoma)

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Vanilla Bean Cake with Pecan-Praline Glaze

Vanilla Bean Cake with Pecan Praline Glaze
Con Poulos

This bundt cake recipe from scratch is the perfect ending to a Southern-inspired meal. While the vanilla bean-scented batter is delightful, the pecan-praline glaze is the star of this bundt cake dessert. Heavy cream, butter, pecans, and vanilla extract make it dark caramel-colored, drizzly, and downright decadent.

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Apple-Maple Spice Cake

Bundt Apple Maple Spice Cake drizzled with maple-caramel sauce
Blaine Moats

Warning: You're about to fall in love with this autumnal apple bundt cake. Nutmeg and cloves give it a hint of holiday baking vibes, and you can definitely taste the pleasant maple elements that flavor each crumb. But the kicker that genuinely makes this treat fit firmly into the apple dessert category is the 4 chopped apples and a full cup of apple butter that moisten the batter.

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Bourbon-Chocolate Tipsy Cake

Bourbon-Chocolate Tipsy Cake
Kritsada Panichgul

We have a brilliant baking hack for when you're preparing a chocolate bundt cake recipe. Butter the bundt cake pan and dust it with cocoa powder, shaking and tilting to evenly coat. This simple step will prevent the cake from sticking. You won't want to leave even a crumb behind when you whip up this boozy bourbon cake. It's supremely chocolaty with both melted unsweetened and sweet baking chocolate in the batter.

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Triple-Citrus Pound Cake

Triple-Citrus Pound Cake
Blaine Moats

Think fresh and bake up a bundt cake recipe featuring grapefruit, lime, and orange. There's no wrong time to serve this tangy treat, but we say the orange juice glaze makes this wholly appropriate as a breakfast recipe. Try sugar-dusted slices of any of the citrus options, or a combo of all three, as an aromatic center topping.

Buy It: Nordic Ware Heritage Bundt Pan ($45, Sur la Table)

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Banana-Nut Pound Cake

Banana-Nut Pound Cake
Blaine Moats

Bundt cake breakfasts do exist. You'll be a believer after just one bite of this moist banana bundt cake. It tastes like banana bread 2.0, thanks to cream cheese hiding inside the über-tender batter. We recommend you also go nuts by folding toasted pecans or walnuts into the mix.

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Chocolate-Peppermint Bundt Cake

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Here's a bundt cake recipe from scratch that's cooler than a candy cane. To complement the batter flavored with dark chocolate, malted milk, and peppermint extract, complete the chocolate bundt cake with a shower of crushed peppermint candies. Serve it around the winter holidays—or on any day you wish felt more like one.

Buy It: King Arthur Malted Milk Powder ($10, Amazon)

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Lavender-Thyme Fluted Cake with Vanilla Creme Glaze

Lavender Thyme Fluted Cake with Vanilla Creme Glaze
Jennifer Davick

This herbal lavender-thyme creation is similar to a pound cake in consistency. But we like employing a bundt cake pan for this recipe to give it a fancy appearance that matches the grown-up flavors hiding inside.

Test Kitchen Tip: Reserve some extra thyme to add even more eye appeal. Sprinkle leaves on top and garnish your serving platter with whole sprigs.

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Cranberry-Orange Bundt Cake

Cranberry Orange Bundt Cake
Karla Conrad

Not all bundt cake recipes feel dressy enough for a dinner party treat, but this fruity dessert sure does! Why? We've spiked the bundt cake dessert with a Champagne glaze. Just add a dusting of powdered sugar for the final photo-worthy flourish.

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Butterscotch Marble Cake

Butterscotch Marble Cake
Blaine Moats

Shh ... it can be our little secret that sometimes the best cake recipes are bundt cake recipes from cake mix. This bakery-quality crowd-pleaser starts with a box of white cake mix, a package of instant butterscotch pudding, a generous shower of chocolate-flavored syrup, and a few other pantry staples. Mix all following our marbling instructions, bake, and garnish with a speedy chocolate glaze. No one will guess this is semi-homemade.

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