40 Bundt Cake Recipes to Make for Every Occasion

We absolutely love making bundt cakes. These domed cakes are beautiful, simple to make, and feed a crowd.

We’re convinced there’s a bundt cake for every occasion, and this collection of 40 bundt cake recipes proves it! Whether you’re looking for citrus or chocolate, nutty or boozy or fruity, we’ve got something for every holiday, celebration, and season.

We’re also sharing our best tips, favorite bundt pans, and answers to frequently asked questions, so you can be armed with all the best information before making your own perfectly gorgeous bundt cake recipe!

Bundt Cake Recipes collage of 12 different pics of bundt cakes.

Why Bundt Cakes are the Best

Bundt cakes are one of the most versatile types of desserts, and our absolute favorite to make. They are typically no more difficult to whip up than a sheet cake, but because of the unique shape of the pan, they look effortlessly elegant.

Because the cake itself is so lovely, bundt cakes require little in the way of decoration. Perhaps a sprinkling of powdered sugar, a glaze running over the side, or just a scattering of fresh fruit piled on top. These cakes are worthy of a special occasion, but without requiring any tedious or special decorating skills.

Our Favorite Bundt Pan(s)

If you want to store just ONE bundt pan in your cabinets, make it this 12 cup bundt pan from Nordicware. (Cake pi

This bundt pan checks all the boxes. It is budget friendly, big enough to hold any cake recipe, made of sturdy aluminum, and has a classic shape that’s perfect for cascading rivers of glaze.

If you’d like to expand your collection, we also have this Heritage Bundt Pan (shown in our Old Fashioned Pound Cake recipe), and this Crown Bundt Pan, which we’ve found is best for powdered sugar and fruit toppings.

This Elegant Party Bundt Pan, Brilliance Bundt Pan, and Braided Rope Bundt Pan are on my wishlist!

Note: some of these pans have a 10 cup capacity, which may be too small for some cake recipes. If I use these pans, I sometimes have to bake some of the batter in a cupcake tin. The batter should only be filled 3/4 full in a bundt pan.

An example of what the slices look like in the crown pan:

A slice of Banana Caramel Cake being lifted off a serving platter.

Can you make a regular cake in a bundt pan?

Yes! Most sheet cakes, layer cakes, and pound cakes can be made in a bundt pan, including boxed cake mixes. In fact, many of the bundt cake recipes below start with cake mix and instant pudding, including our Strawberry Bundt Cake.

There are a couple things to keep in mind when converting your cake recipe for a bundt pan:

  1. Make sure your cake recipe will have the right amount of batter. Recipes made in 9 x 13 inch pans or 2 8-9 inch round pans should be about perfect for bundt pans. If your recipe calls for a single loaf pan or 8 inch square pan, you’ll want to double it for the bundt.
  2. Grease well. (More on this below!)
  3. Don’t overfill. Bundt pans should be filled no more than 3/4 full. If you have extra batter, make cupcakes!
  4. Adjust the time. You can bake bundt cakes at the same temperature as their counterparts, but they will take longer than a sheet cake or round cakes to bake. Most take around an hour, though we recommend checking for doneness at the 45 minute mark.

How to Grease a Bundt Pan

Iced Lemon Bundt Cake on a glass platter.

Properly greasing your bundt pan is the key to getting the cake out perfectly every time. We have had the most consistent success using Baker’s Joy, a spray that combines oil and flour. Using a spray makes it super easy to get into all the nooks and crannies!

If you prefer not to use a spray, we recommend using shortening. Scoop it out with a plastic bag and use your fingers to make sure it’s rubbed all over the inside of your pan. Sprinkle with flour, then add your batter.

Additionally, allow cakes to cool in the pan for 10-15 minutes before inverting onto a cooling rack or a plate.

Bundt Cake Recipes to Make For Every Occasion

1

Slice of vanilla pound cake on a white plate with strawberries and whipped cream.
Old Fashioned Pound Cake
The most classic and versatile bundt cake recipe! Rich and buttery with hints of vanilla and a melt in your mouth texture, this Old Fashioned Pound Cake is the perfect dessert for any occasion.
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2

Slice of moist chocolate bundt cake held out by a spatula.
The Best Chocolate Bundt Cake Ever
Ultra rich, super moist, and unbelievably chocolatey, this is the BEST Chocolate Bundt Cake recipe!
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3

Slice of lemon bundt cake held by a pie server.
Lemon Bundt Cake
If you enjoy Starbuck's lemon loaf, you'll love this Lemon Bundt Cake, with a tender, buttery lemon cake and bright tangy lemon glaze.
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4

Strawberry cake glazed with strawberry glaze.
Strawberry Bundt Cake with Strawberry Glaze
This Strawberry Bundt Cake gets its bright, fruity flavor from three different forms of strawberries!
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5

Pear Bundt Cake with Brown Butter Glaze is the perfect fall dessert!
Pear Bundt Cake with Vanilla Brown Butter Glaze
This Pear Bundt Cake is subtly spiced, studded with fresh pears, and topped with a brown butter glaze. It's the perfect cake for fall!
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6

Orange cake on a cake platter with sliced oranged and raspberries.
The Best Orange Cake
If you love oranges, you'll adore this bright and citrusy Orange Bundt Cake!
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7

Caramel sauce is drizzled over a banana bundt cake.
Banana Caramel Cake
A moist banana bundt cake is topped with a homemade salty caramel sauce in this incredible Banana Caramel Cake.
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8

Sliced of peach bundt cake on a white plate with raspberries.
Peach Bundt Cake with Bourbon Peach Glaze
Peach Bundt Cake is the ultimate summer dessert. You'll love the bourbon peach glaze!
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9

Overhead view of an apple cider bundt cake topped with cinnamon and sugar.
Apple Cider Cake
This Apple Cider Cake tastes just like the delicious apple cider donuts you get at the apple orchard. With a tender spiced cake and cinnamon sugar coating, we love serving it warm with cider for dipping!
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10

Worn Slap Out
Rainbow Bundt Cake (Using Boxed Cake Mix!)
This Rainbow Bundt Cake uses a boxed cake mix to create this ultra colorful, happy cake! This bundt cake will bring joy wherever it goes!
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11

Cooking with Carlee
Chocolate Cherry Fudge Bundt Cake
This Chocolate Cherry Bundt Cake is made with a boxed cake mix and cherry pie filling for a rich cake that's easy to make and even easier to love!
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12

Britney Bakes Bread
Spiced Bundt Cake
With a moist crumb and a blend of warm spices, this Spiced Bundt Cake is a cozy and comforting treat that's perfect for fall!
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13

Flavor Mosaic
Cranberry Orange Bundt Cake – Flavor Mosaic
This gorgeous Cranberry Orange Bundt Cake is filled with bright, zesty flavors that are perfect for the holidays!
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14

Unicorns in the Kitchen
Persian Love Cake Recipe
Persian love cake is subtly spiced with cardamom, rose and saffron for a classic Persian dessert.
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15

2 Cookin Mamas
Pecan Pie Pound Cake
Indulge in this moist buttery Pecan Pie Bundt Cake with swirls of caramel and pecans. This cake would be perfect on your Thanksgiving table.
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16

Garlic and Zest
Cranberry Coffee Cake with Leftover Cranberry Sauce
Use your leftover cranberry sauce to make a moist Cranberry Coffee Cake in a bundt pan!
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17

Pitch Fork Foodie
Easy Chocolate Pistachio Bundt Cake
This moist, light and fluffy Chocolate Pistachio Cake is made with a boxed cake mix and chocolate syrup.
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18

From Valerie’s Kitchen
Black Russian Cake
If you love Black Russian Cocktails, you'll adore this Black Russian Cake that's finished with a chocolate Kahlua glaze.
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19

Sense and Edibility
7Up Poundcake with Citrus Glaze
The 7up Poundcake is a classic Southern dessert made with fresh citrus juice and zesty glaze.
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20

Fit Mitten Kitchen
Pumpkin Bundt Cake
This Pumpkin Bundt Cake topped with maple glaze and salted caramel sauce is made with better-for-you ingredients.
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21

Bake it with Love
Kentucky Butter Cake
This Kentucky Butter Cake has a rich, buttery, melt in your mouth texture and luscious vanilla butter glaze.
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22

Broken Oven Baking
Best Blueberry Sour Cream Coffee Cake
A moist sour cream coffee cake dotted with blueberries and finished with an easy glaze, this Blueberry Coffee Cake is great for brunch!
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23

Jersey Girl Cooks
Pistachio Bundt Cake
This Pistachio Bundt Cake is made with cake mix and pudding for an easy, delicious dessert!
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24

Alekas Get Together
Mini Bundt Cakes
Mini Lemon Bundt Cakes are adorable desserts that are great for parties, showers, and brunch.
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25

That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Almond Bundt Cake with Amaretto Glaze
This Easy Almond Bundt Cake features an amaretto glaze sprinkled with sliced almonds.
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26

Bonni Bakery
Maple Pecan Bundt Cake
This Maple Pecan Bundt Cake features a maple sponge cake topped with a dreamy maple cream cheese glaze.
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27

Rainbow Nourishment
Vegan Zebra Bundt Cake (Vegan Marble Cake)
This fluffy and impressive vegan zebra bundt cake features swirls of chocolate and vanilla cake topped with chocolate ganache!
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28

The Good Hearted Woman
Peppermint White Chocolate Bundt Cake with Dark Chocolate Ganache
Peppermint White Chocolate Bundt Cake would be a perfect addition to your holiday dessert tables!
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29

Red Velvet Marble Cake Recipe
Gorgeous swirls of red velvet decorate this Red Velvet Marble Bundt Cake recipe.
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30

Chenee Today
Carrot Pound Cake Recipe with Cream Cheese Glaze – Chenée Today
This old fashioned Carrot Bundt Cake is a moist and flavorful pound cake featuring shredded carrots and fresh pineapple.
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31

The View From Great Island
Glazed Old Fashioned Doughnut Cake
If you love an old fashioned glazed donut, you'll enjoy this Glazed Doughnut Cake, mixed up in a jiffy and made in a bundt pan!
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32

Borrowed Bites
Moist Chocolate Kahlua Cake
Rich and boozy Chocolate Kahlua Cake is a made from scratch bundt cake with a creamy Kahlua glaze.
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33

All Things Mamma
Easy Cake Mix Rum Bundt Cake
Rum Bundt Cake made with a boxed cake mix and soaked in a mouth-watering rum-infused glaze with a chopped pecan topping!
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34

Savor the Spoonful
Raspberry White Chocolate Bundt Cake
A gluten free and dairy free bundt cake filled filled with white chocolate, raspberry jam, and topped with ganache. You'll love this Raspberry White Chocolate Bundt Cake.
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35

Lemons & Zest
Champagne Lemon Bundt Cake
A zesty Champange Lemon Bundt Cake with a pop of bubbly. Perfect for any celebration!
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36

Foodtastic Mom
Guinness Chocolate Bundt Cake
Ultra moist and rich Guinness Chocolate Bundt Cake benefits from a whole cup of Guinness in the batter.
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37

In Katrina’s Kitchen
Surprise-Inside Dotty Cake
This Surprise Inside Dotty Cake makes for the most fun slicing experience! This moist, colorful bundt cake is easier to make than you might think!
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38

My Kitchen Serenity
Blueberry Pound Cake Recipe
Homemade Blueberry Pound Cake is packed with sweet and juicy blueberries in a moist vanilla cake. You can make this gorgeous blueberry bundt cake with fresh or frozen blueberries.
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39

Piper Cooks
Coconut Bundt Cake
This easy one bowl Coconut Bundt Cake is full of tropical flavor and great for parties!
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40

Bowl Me Over
Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake
A boxed cake mix makes this Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake a cinch to make! You'll love this moist yellow cake dotted with chocolate chips!
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