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30 Best Bundt Cake Recipes for Any Occasion

Though they all look similar, not all bundt cake recipes are created equal.

Luckily, I’ve found 30 of the best!

From tender chocolate to zippy key lime, there’s so much here to choose from. In fact, you might struggle to pick just one.

Chocolate Bundt Cake with Berries
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Not only are these bundt cakes insanely moist and tender but they’re basically pre-decorated! It’s the perfect foolproof dessert for any occasion.

I’m talking Christmas, Easter, birthdays, and more!

So, bust out that bundt pan, and let’s dive into these amazing bundt cake recipes!

Chocolate Bundt cake with dripping peanut butter glaze
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1. Chocolate Peanut Butter Bundt Cake

I had to start off with a bang, and boy, does this bundt cake recipe deliver!

Chocolate pudding in the batter guarantees an ultra-moist sponge. And it also has a layer of peanut butter filling right inside the cake!

As if all that isn’t enough, it gets topped with a chocolate and a peanut butter glaze. This is not a dainty slice of cake.

Woman Holding a Lemon Bundt Cake

2. Lemon Sour Cream Cake

The thing about lemon pound cake is that it’s not overly sweet.

Yes, it’s cake, so it is sweet, but the tartness of the lemon perfectly balances it out. 

Using sour cream in the cake is a surefire way of keeping it moist, and the lemon glaze over the top works to boost that amazing zesty flavor. 

This easy lemon bundt cake is a guaranteed winner!

Slice of key lime Bundt cake on a plate with lime glaze and slices of lime.
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3. Key Lime Bundt Cake

I’m much more a fan of lime than lemon, and Key lime pie is one of my all-time favorite desserts. 

It’s perfectly moist inside, and that lime glaze takes everything over the edge. It’s perfect for a summer potluck.

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This lovely light cake oozes with lime flavor. And it’s so pretty when you sprinkle over some zest and toasted coconut.

Banana bundt cake with brown sugar glaze with brown sugar glaze.
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4. Banana Bundt Cake with Brown Sugar Glaze

I have a real weak spot for bananas, and making banana bread/cake is something I have to try to limit.

I’ll eat it for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, and dessert!

This bundt cake recipe is especially hard to resist with the incredible brown sugar glaze.

It tastes like caramel and pralines and is the best way to enhance that sweet banana flavor. 

Bundt cake with a slice missing with dripping sugar glaze.

5. Root Beer Float Cake

Did you grow up on root beer floats?

The fantastic blend of sparkling root beer and creamy vanilla ice cream is something we all craved with our burgers and fries.

This recipe takes all that nostalgia and throws it into a bundt pan.

It’s such a unique flavor, and it pairs best with a big scoop of ice cream. For extra pizazz, add some whipped cream on top.

Pineapple upside-down bundt cake with cherries on top.

6. Pineapple Upside-Down Bundt Cake

Pineapple upside-down cake is a bundt cake classic. It’s so pretty and deceptively simple. 

It’s so incredibly moist, with tropical flavors coming from every nook and cranny. 

And you can’t beat that stunning presentation- it’s a thing of beauty! Bring it to your next potluck and wait for the compliments to roll in.

Sliced pumpkin Bundt cake with sugar glaze on top.
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7. Pumpkin Bundt Cake

Looking for something different for the holidays? This pumpkin bundt cake gives pumpkin pie a run for its money.

Due to the pumpkin in this (puree, not pie filling!), you won’t need sour cream or buttermilk.

Feel free to adjust the spices if you’re not into pumpkin pie spice, but it’s pretty amazing in the glaze.

Whole and slices of crack cake and a cup of coffee on top of a wooden table.

8. Crack Cake (Easy Recipe)

If you’re wondering how this cake got its name, just take a look at the ingredient list.

It has brown sugar for a deeper flavor, vanilla pudding for a creamy, moist finish, and cinnamon for a little warmth.

Oh, and some wine!

That’s right, this cake has white wine in the pound cake and a dreamy butter glaze.

Sweet potato pound cake with sugar glaze on top.

9. Sweet Potato Pound Cake

Looking for something a little different for the holidays? Give pumpkin the night off, and try this sweet potato pound cake instead!

It has all the warming spice notes of pumpkin pie with a sweet potato twist. 
I love it because it’s lightly sweet with a buttery finish.

And you can’t beat that sweet orange glaze.

Bundt cake with blueberries and sugar glaze on top placed on a cake tray.
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10. Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake

There’s no better duo than lemons and blueberries! It’s a delicate, sweet treat that screams summer BBQ. 

This bundt cake has tart blueberries brimming in every bite. It’s so incredibly moist, like the best part of a blueberry muffin. 

The hint of lemon keeps this dessert nice and bright. And the lemon glaze takes everything over the edge.

Sugar glazed poured over a butter cake.

11. Kentucky Butter Cake

This is a simple pound cake recipe. It uses butter for richness, white sugar, and buttermilk, which ensures a moist crumb. 

But where it really shines is in the glaze.

Butter, sugar, and vanilla warmed through until the sugar has dissolved get poured over the cake while it’s still warm.


A slice of chocolate kahlua cake with powdered sugar

12. Chocolate Kahlua Cake

Have a craving for chocolate? Then you’ve come to the right place. 

This is a sinfully chocolatey cake thanks to chocolate, Kahlua, and coffee. It’s hard to stop at just one slice. 

And it’s so decedent and moist that all it needs is a modest dusting of powdered sugar.

A slice of Sock It To Me Cake topped with sugar glaze and pecan sugar-cinnamon streusel filling.

13. Sock It To Me Cake

Sock It To Me Cake looks like an advanced-baker dessert, but it’s totally beginner-friendly. 

It pairs a box of cake mix with a nutty surprise filling of pecans, brown sugar, and cinnamon. 

Is your mouth watering yet?

And the best part is it all comes together in under an hour.

Sliced Bacardi rum cake with dripping sugar glaze on top.

14. Bacardi Rum Cake

Bacardi rum cake is a classic cake for a good reason. 

It debuted in the 1970’s and stuck around because it’s just that good. 

The secret to this cake is vanilla pudding. It makes it sinfully moist and flavorful. 

Bacardi Rum adds a wonderful depth of flavor that pairs perfectly with nutty pecans. And there’s even Bacardi Rum in the glaze!

Slice of cherry almond Bundt cake
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15. Cherry Almond Bundt Cake

There’s no denying that this is one pretty cake, and rather than adding food coloring, it gets that pink hue from cherry juice.

There are pops of bright cherries dotted throughout the pound cake and a lovely pink glaze just to push the cuteness over the edge. 

This makes a truly delicious coffee cake in the morning.

Pie ladle picking a slice of a carrot Bundt cake with cheesecake filling.
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16. Cheesecake Swirl Carrot Bundt Cake

Unless I’ve forgotten about it in the oven, I’ve had some great success with bundt cakes.

They’ve always come out super tender and flavorful, and many don’t need frosting or glaze at all!

But if you know me at all, you know my obsession with cheesecake runs deep.

If you really want to push this carrot cake into the stratosphere, try soaking your raisins in Cointreau.

Red velvet Bundt cake with frosting and chocolate chips toppings.
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17. Red Velvet Bundt Cake

Yes, you can even transform decedent red velvet cake into a scrumptious bundt cake!

It’s so deliciously moist, and sinfully red in the middle. The cake is hard to resist, but we’re not done yet.

That cream cheese icing makes this decedent cake pretty hard to resist.

Slice of Bundt cake coated with coconut cream and topped with a strawberry shaped frosting.
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18. Coconut Cream Bundt Cake

Although this cake doesn’t need a frosting, once you try this, you’re going to want it smothered over the whole thing!

That frosting has a double punch of coconut and rum flavors that are out of this world.

This tasty cake is always on the table whenever I host brunch!

Orange cake topped with sugar glaze.

19. Easy Orange Cake

What I most most about this orange cake recipe is that it’s essentially foolproof. 

You can hack a box of yellow cake mix with a little orange juice and vanilla pudding for a show-stopping dessert. 

It’s incredibly moist, and those citrus orange flavors permeate every bite. 

Do not sleep on this bundt cake recipe. Trust me!

Chocolate cake with chocolate chips topped with dripping sugar glaze.

20. Too Much Chocolate Cake

I know what you’re thinking. There’s no such thing as too much chocolate!

This recipe goes out to all my chocoholics. It’s such an incredibly rich cake that it has a fudge-like quality. 

It’s sure to calm that sweet tooth. 

And that chocolatey glaze will make you think you died and went to chocolate heaven.

Sliced pistachio cake with green frosting topped with chopped pecans.

21. Pistachio Cake

This pistachio cake looks delightfully retro, and I am here for it!

All you need is a box of instant pistachio pudding mix to create the most incredibly moist cake. 

And you don’t even need pistachios! The pudding mix delivers all the flavor you need. 

Simple, affordable, and tasty. Just how I like my recipes.

Homemade Bundt cake with chopped almonds and sugar glaze on top.

22. Louisiana Crunch Cake

Louisiana crunch cake is a must-try. It earns its tangy and incredibly moist crumb thanks to sour cream and buttermilk. 

It’s so soft and moist that it absolutely melts in your mouth. 

And you can’t forget the crunch! That deliciously crunchy topping includes tropical toasted coconut for a hint of flair.

Bundt cake with dripping sugar glaze on top.

23. 7-Up Cake

What I love most about this 7-Up cake is the ingredient list is short and sweet. You likely have everything you need on hand for this Southern classic. 

Adding 7-Up to your batter creates its signature flavor, and helps the cake rise in the oven. 

It’s deliciously sweet and tender, with lemon-lime flavor bursting in every forkful.

Sliced portion of ricotta Bundt cake.
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24. Perfect Lemon Ricotta Bundt Cake

Some people aren’t fans of the slight tangy you get from sour cream.

Though it’s super mild, it can be off-putting if you really don’t like it. 

This cake is for those few! Ricotta will add just as much moisture to your cake, but will not add a tangy undertone.

Chocolate Bundt cake topped with chocolate syrup.
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25. Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake

If you crave chocolate, you need this recipe in your life. 

While other bundt cakes are dense and fudgy, this recipe veers in the opposite direction. 

It’s so light and fluffy, with rich chocolate flavors accented by a kiss of vanilla. 

And that chocolate glaze takes it over the edge.

Cut of portion of a Bundt cake with dripping sugar glaze.

26. Sticky Toffee Bundt Cake

Never tried sticky toffee pudding? You need to stop what you’re doing and get into the kitchen.

Just be sure to make some real British custard for the real experience!

The cake is super flavorful and loaded with pitted and mashed dates.

Plus, the sauce is just to die for. I always add bourbon or rum to mine and a nice big pinch of sea salt.

Sliced portion of a tiramisu bundt cake with icing

27. Tiramisu Bundt Cake

Making classic tiramisu at home is a whole process. But with this bundt cake recipe, you get all of the flavor and none of the hassle. 

This cake is delightfully moist (like any good tiramisu) because it soaks on coffee. 

Better yet, mascarpone cheese icing is insanely smooth and rich.

Bundt cake topped with icing and sprinkles.
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28. Easy Homemade Funfetti Bundt Cake 

I made this recipe for my niece, and she went bananas! It’s so simple, but you can’t help but smile at how adorable it is. 

To keep the sprinkles from running in the cake (losing their color), only add them at the end, right before you’re ready to bake.

Don’t let them sit in the batter, and don’t stir them too much.

Chocolate bundt cake covered with melted chocolate.
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29. Texas Sheet Cake Bundt Cake

My favorite thing about this recipe is the frosting.

What might look a little messy at first will soon turn into a decadent bundt cake absolutely packed with flavor.

The way the frosting pools around the cake is deliciously messy and makes the whole thing completely impossible to resist. 

Chocolate bundt cake topped with fresh strawberry and glaze.
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30. Homemade Strawberry Bundt Cake Recipe

You don’t often see homemade strawberry cakes.

They’re typically made from a box (which is fine), but I’ve got such a soft spot for the real deal. 

To guarantee that incredible flavor, this recipe uses a strawberry sauce, which also gives it a beautiful color.

And if that’s not enough strawberry flavor, it has a vibrant glaze to boot!

30 Best Bundt Cake Recipes

Course: DessertCuisine: American


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Chocolate bundt cake is indulgently moist and fudgy. While the cake is a showstopper, that gooey chocolate glaze takes it over the edge.


  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups granulated sugar

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup unsalted melted butter

  • 3/4 cup hot coffee

  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 3/4 cup sour cream

  • 3 large eggs

  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • Chocolate Ganache Topping
  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and spray a 12-15 cup non-stick bundt pan with cooking spray. Sprinkle with cocoa powder, and shake out the excess.
  • Whisk the flour, baking soda, salt, and flour in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  • Add the melted butter, hot coffee, and cocoa powder to a large mixing bowl and whisk until combined.
  • Pour the flour mixture into the butter mixture. Beat on low with an electric mixer to combine.
  • Add the sour cream, vanilla extract, and eggs. Mix until creamy and no lumps remain.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared bundt pan. Bake in a preheated oven for 40-50 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool for 10 minutes. Then, use a knife to loosen the edges and turn the cake out onto a wire rack to cool for an additional 30 minutes.
  • While the cake cools, prepare the ganache.
  • Place chocolate in a heat-proof mixing bowl. Heat the heavy cream in a small saucepan on the stove until barely simmering around the edges. Then, pour the hot cream over the chocolate.
  • Let the chocolate and cream sit for 2-4 minutes. Then whisk until smooth. Finally, pour the ganache over the bundt cake. Let it cool slightly, then cut into slices and enjoy!


  • Always use room temperature ingredients to ensure all ingredients blend evenly.
  • The prep time includes the chill time for the bundt cake and making the ganache.


  • Calories: 426kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 45g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Fat: 28g
  • Saturated Fat: 17g
  • Cholesterol: 107mg
  • Sodium: 233mg
  • Potassium: 131mg
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 37g
  • Calcium: 41mg
  • Iron: 2mg
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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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