Bundt Cake

The classic bundt cake was invented alongside the iconic bundt pan in 1950 (surprise, surprise!) and it’s still going strong! In fact, there are so many delicious bundt cake recipes around right now that it’s hard to imagine a time before the bundt pan existed! The bundt pan is really more of a cake mold than a “pan” and it comes in a variety of different shapes and sizes. It really is a super useful pan to have in your kitchen because you can use it to bake so many different kinds of cake!

Once your bundt cake is baked, it won’t need much further decoration because of the distinctive shape is holds when you turn it out of the pan. I often just dust my bundt cake with some powdered sugar or drizzle a glaze on top and hey presto – a super decorative and yummy dessert option almost straight from the oven! Oh and when I say “drizzle” I literally mean “drizzle”; if you smother your bundt cake in glaze you’re just going to hide the naturally beautiful presentation of this cake.

In terms of cake mixes, most two layer mixes will work in a bundt pan. I tend to use recipes with sponge or butter cake for my bundt cakes but it’s really up to you. Since almost all bundt cakes have a hole in the middle, you can also add a little more “oomph” to your cake by putting some ice-cream or fruit in the center. Whipped cream works a treat too!

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How to Get a Cake Out of a Bundt Pan

If you’ve ever experienced the panic of having a perfectly designed bundt cake get stuck to the pan, this one’s for you! And if not, this one is also for you! There’s nothing worse than getting to the final hurdle in the process of baking your bundt cake masterpiece and discovering it’s stuck. My best answer for this is to steam it right out of there.

First, boil a kettle of water and carefully pour some of it over a clean kitchen towel. Then drape the towel over the top of your bundt pan and leave it there for about 20 minutes or until the pan has cooled down enough to handle. The trick here is that the combination of the warm pan and moisture from the towel will create steam, which will release the cake from the pan once its inverted! Phew!

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Featured Bundt Cake Recipe Video

Deliciously easy and decadent pecan butter rum cake recipe! This is my most requested cake recipe ever, you can just barely taste the rum!

How To Ice a Bundt Cake

Decorating a bundt cake is quite literally a piece of cake! These traditional cakes are beautifully intricate the way the are and should be shown off in their natural state rather than covered up.

As I mentioned earlier, I like to drizzle some glaze over my bundt cake or add a dusting of some powdered sugar on top – and that’s it!

All Bundt Cake Recipes

Here is a full list of our Bundt Cake recipes. You’ll find a wide variety of options for any occasion.