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.
Lemon-Rhubarb Olive-Oil Bundt Cake
A dairy-free dump and whisk batter means this Bundt is extra easy to make. Plus the olive-oil and whipped egg whites give it a light, fluffy texture reminiscent of a cake donut. And there's a secret technique to this tangy, lemon-rhubarb knockout: a coat of sanding sugar in the pan helps the cake come out of the mold, while also baking into a sparkly shell.
Apple-Cider Doughnut Cake
If you love the apple-cider doughnuts often sold at farmers' markets, you'll love this cake! Baked in a Bundt pan, it's essentially a giant cakey doughnut, made a little more wholesome with whole-wheat flour. A blend of olive oil and applesauce helps keep it moist. This classic fall dessert recipe appears in our cookbook, "A New Way to Bake" (Clarkson Potter). Martha also made this recipe on "Martha Bakes" episode 802.
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.
Key Lime Bundt Cake
This Bundt cake takes its flavor cues from Key lime pie and fuses it with the best part of a coffee cake: the streusel, of course! The cinnamon-scented nubbins get scattered in the pan, layered in the middle, and sprinkled on top before baking. As for the lime, a full cup of juice flavors the batter, the syrup that infuses the cake, and makes an appearance in the sweet and tart glaze.
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.