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 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.

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.

Chocolate Bundt Cake

Rating: 3.18 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.

Kentucky Bourbon-Brown Butter Cake

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

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.

Applesauce Cake

Rating: 3.58 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.

Apple-Cinnamon Bundt Cake

Rating: 3.31 stars 678
This classic, moist Bundt cake will fill your home with the scent of comfort food.

Spicy Pumpkin Bundt Cake

Rating: 3.23 stars 692
This recipe for our spicy pumpkin bundt cake is a delicious and seasonal treat sure to please the whole family.

Lemon Bundt Cake

Rating: 3.7 stars 379
This lemon bundt cake is the perfect addition to any springtime dinner party

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.

Sour Cream-Mocha Bundt Cake

This rich and delicious cake not only holds up for days--it gets even better. Baked with both instant powdered and brewed espresso, it boasts subtle coffee flavor. Sour cream in the batter ensures a moist texture and enhances taste.

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.
Triple-Citrus Bundt Cake
The "triple" in this recipe comes from citrus in the batter, citrus syrup brushed over the warm cake, and a finishing touch of citrus glaze just for fun!

Devil's Bundt Cake

Rating: 3.59 stars

The key to a moist, flavorful chocolate Bundt cake? Sour cream and two kinds of chocolate -- cocoa powder and mini chocolate chips.