Bundt Cake Recipes

They taste as good as they look, they're easy to make, don't need filling, only require a drizzle of frosting, and they're much easier to cut than a layer cake.

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Apple-Cider Donut Cake

If you love the apple-cider donuts often sold at farmers' markets, you'll love this cake! Baked in a Bundt pan, it's essentially a giant cakey donut, made a little more wholesome with whole-wheat flour. A blend of olive oil and applesauce helps keep it moist and makes it our favorite fall dessert. This recipe appears in our cookbook, A New Way to Bake and Martha made this recipe on Martha Bakes.

Chocolate Bundt Cake

Rating: 3 stars 1256
Guaranteed to satisfy any chocolate craving, this is an excellent cake to keep in mind when you have a houseful of guests. The ganache glaze makes it dressy enough for dessert after a special dinner.

Blueberry-Lemon Bundt Cake

Rating: 3 stars 951
This Blueberry-Lemon Bundt Cake is the perfect addition to any brunch. For best results, coat the inside of the Bundt pan with cooking spray just before filling it with the batter to prevent it from pooling in the bottom.

Applesauce Cake

Rating: 3.5 stars 411
Applesauce makes this cake exceptionally moist. It's delicious on its own or served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. If you decide to use store-bought applesauce, choose one with a chunky texture.

Lemon Bundt Cake

Rating: 3.5 stars 379
This lemon bundt cake is the perfect addition to any springtime dinner party

Strawberry-Swirl Bundt Cake

This rosy riff on a strawberry shortcake is sure to become a new Bundt cake classic. Egg whites and cake flour create a stark white batter (and super tender crumb) that is a perfect canvas for tinting. For the pink part, flavor a third of the batter with ground freeze-dried strawberries. Alternate pouring in the two batters; then swoosh a knife through a few times to swirl. To serve, fill the center of the cake with whipped cream and macerated berries and prepare to impress.

Orange-Cardamom Bundt Cake

This cardamom-scented sunburst of a Bundt cake gets a double dose of orange-liqueur-spiked syrup: It's soaked into the bottom via skewer-poked holes, and brushed on top to harden into a fine, crackly glaze that sets off the rays so well. Serve it for brunch or afternoon tea, it pairs especially well with a spiced cup of milky chai.

Whipped Cream Cake

Rating: 3.5 stars 89
This old-fashioned dessert from master baker Rose Levy Beranbaum's cookbook, "Rose's Heavenly Cakes," contains no butter or oil; instead, whipped cream gives the cake its melt-in-your-mouth texture and subtle floral flavor.

Coconut Lemon Cake

Brushing lemon simple syrup onto the cake helps keep it moist. Martha made this bundt cake recipe on episode 506 of Martha Bakes.

German Chocolate Bundt Cake

German chocolate cake is defined by its iconic coconut-pecan frosting; for this recipe, we've bucked tradition and tucked it inside of this Bundt cake instead. Here's the trick: Transfer the batter to the pan, then spoon on the gooey goodness—we used a small ice cream scoop for easy release and evenly distributed dollops. It settles into the middle while baking, so when you cut through that glossy ganache, a scrumptious surprise awaits.

Apple-Cinnamon Bundt Cake

Rating: 3.5 stars 678
This classic, moist Bundt cake will fill your home with the scent of comfort food.

Vanilla Bundt Cake with Chocolate-Cream Cheese Filling

A true showstopper, this vanilla-bean Bundt cake gets the chocolate treatment inside and out. Cutting into the cake reveals its rich cheesecake-like chocolate filling, and the whole thing is glazed with a sumptuous chocolate ganache.

Inspiration and Ideas

These Beautiful Bundt Cakes Are Surprisingly Easy to Make at Home
Serve these gorgeously shaped cakes at brunch or for dessert—either way, they're guaranteed showstoppers.
Idaho Potato Cake
Potato in a cake that isn't a latke? You bet! Mashed potato gives this dessert body and a super moist texture. Martha made this on episode 704 of Martha Bakes.
Kentucky Bourbon-Brown Butter Cake

Use a high-quality bourbon -- we like Bulleit -- for the glaze; the flavor will shine through.