Best of the Bundts: 12 Cute and Creative Bundt Cake Pans
From our favorite Bundt pans in gorgeous flower shapes to Bundt cake pans with regal patterns or sunburst rays, you're sure to find one that's just right for your next creation.
What dessert has a hole that's greater than the sum of its parts? No, not donuts—we're talking about the Bundt cake, beloved for its easy elegance at a brunch table or tea party. Bundts not only make a visual statement, but they also have a satisfying heft that makes it easy to pass off a slice for breakfast. And for those who prefer cake to frosting, you'll find that the ratio here is on point.
Technically, you can make any cake a Bundt cake by baking it in a Bundt pan, but we recommend paying close attention to recipe notes (or, better still, use one of our Bundt cake recipes). Very moist and somewhat dense batters work best for Bundts, since the pan's unique shape exposes much of the cake's surface to higher-than-normal temperatures. Delicate cakes are also more likely to fall apart while being transferred from the pan, which features lots of nooks and crannies that can wreak havoc on your cake if they aren't well-greased and floured.
One you have a recipe you like, it's all about finding the right Bundt pan. We can help there, too. Here, we're sharing a selection of our favorite Bundt pans on the market right now. Whether you're seeking a fresh take on the classic shape or a full-on novelty moment, you're sure to find one that strikes your fancy. Most Bundt cake pans are large, holding anywhere from six cups to ten cup-capacity, but we also think there's something irresistible about a mini Bundt cake—which means there's something even more irresistible about six of them. Nordic Ware's Mini Bundt Pan ($39.95, williams-sonoma.com) makes six perfectly-portioned cakes, and so does our recipe for Mini Pistachio Bundt Cakes, pictured here. If you're hosting a small group for a dinner or book club, individual cakes provide a luxurious happy ending. Alternatively, you can wrap and freeze your Bundtlettes for when emergency cake cravings hit.
Ahead, more Bundt cake pans guaranteed to make your next baking adventure a little more beautiful.
Fleur de Lis Bundt Pan
An oh so chic fleur de lis imprint takes this Bundt cake pan from workhorse to show pony.
Shop Now: Nordic Ware Fleur de Lis Bundt Pan, $31.99, wayfair.com
Silicone Mini-Fluted Cake Pan
Crown Bundt Pan
Blossom Bundt Pan
Rose Bundt Pan
Elegant Party Bundt Pan
The slice is always right with this elegant pan—its perfectly proportioned scalloped edges double as portion markers, which are ideally spaced to feed a crowd. We used this pan to make our Key Lime Bundt Cake, and the results were spectacular.
Shop Now: Nordic Ware Elegant Party Bundt, 10-cup capacity, $38, target.com
Tiered Heart Bundt Pan
If the way to someone's heart is through their stomach, surely this Bundt pan can help bridge the gap.
Shop Now: Nordic Ware Tiered Heart Bundt Pan, 12-cup capacity, $35.95, target.com
Brilliance Bundt Pan
Stained Glass Bundt Pan
For the dedicated decorator, this stained-glass canvas provides ample opportunity to pipe and sprinkle to your heart's delight.
Shop Now: Nordic Ware Stained Glass Bundt Pan, 9-cup capacity, $38, williams-sonoma.com